Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport

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Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport
Bandar Udara Internasional Halim Perdanakusuma
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport logo.png
Summary
Airport type Public
Executive
Training
Military (Air Force)
Operator PT Angkasa Pura II
Location East Jakarta, Jakarta
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 06°15′59″S 106°53′28″E / 6.26639°S 106.89111°E / -6.26639; 106.89111Coordinates: 06°15′59″S 106°53′28″E / 6.26639°S 106.89111°E / -6.26639; 106.89111
Website http://www.halimperdanakusuma-airport.co.id/
Map
HLP is located in Jakarta
HLP
HLP
Location within Jakarta, Indonesia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 5,614,005

Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Halim Perdanakusuma) (IATA: HLPICAO: WIHH) is in East Jakarta in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.[1]

Aside from commercial scheduled traffic, this airport is used for military, private and presidential purposes. Government officials are allowed to use it. Halim is the main airport for corporate aviation with frequent arrivals and departures of corporate aircraft both domestically and internationally.

On January 10, 2014, Halim Perdanakusuma began to serve domestic scheduled commercial flights to ease the overloaded Soekarno–Hatta International Airport.[2] Initially Citilink was the largest user, taking 32 slots from 74 slots available for all airlines a day.[3] About 5.6 million passengers used the airport in 2016.

History[edit]

This airport takes its name from Air Vice-Marshal Halim Perdanakusuma, an Indonesian aviator. It is now home to a large number of turboprop, charter, and general aviation companies. It is a major air force base of the Indonesian Air Force and is home to most of its major squadrons, such as the 31st Squadron and the 17th VIP Squadron.

In the 1960s, it was also known as the Halim Perdana Kusumah Air Force Base, and before that it was known as Tjililitan Airport or Tjililitan Airfield (Dutch: Vliegveld Tjililitan), after its borough.

As a civilian airport, Halim Perdanakusuma was one the city's main airports, along with Kemayoran Airport, until the opening of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Tangerang in 1985. Until then, it served all international routes bound for Jakarta, while Kemayoran handled domestic flights. The closure of Kemayoran in 1985 meant that Halim would serve as the secondary airport of Jakarta, mostly handling charter flights, general aviation, and flying school base for the next 29 years. In the 1990s the Directorate General of Civil Aviation mandated that Halim would serve non-scheduled flights, as well as scheduled flights with aircraft under 100 passengers capacity.

To ease Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, the Halim airport authority has announced to give 60 flight slots per hour for scheduled flights and, for the first time, the 2013 Haj pilgrims used this airport.[4] Since 2014, the airport serves domestic scheduled flights with limitation capacity up to 2.2 million passengers per year from about 200,000 passengers in 2013 (over capacity).[5]

In 2014, Halim reopened for all scheduled flights as a congestion reliever for the overcrowded Soekarno–Hatta airport. An Airport Express train was planned to connect the airport to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. A feasibility study was conducted in December 2013. The Jakarta government planned to expand the road connecting to the airport to ease traffic to nearby Cawang.

Terminals[edit]

Entrance of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport

Main Terminal[edit]

This terminal serves for all departing and arriving flights. The terminal operates for domestic flights only.

Facilities[edit]

  • ATMs / Cash Machines
  • Currency Exchange
  • Nursing Room
  • Prayer Room
  • Food & Drinks - A&W • Dunkin’ Donuts • Rotiboy • Starbucks • McDonalds (opening soon)
  • Shopping - There are a variety of shops to choose from including a Circle K and Indomart convenience stores.
  • WiFi is available at Sapphire Premiere Executive Lounge.
  • Smoking - Permitted in designated smoking rooms in the airport.

Presidential Terminal[edit]

This terminal is used solely by the President of the Republic of Indonesia and other government VIP flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger terminal[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Batik Air Ambon, Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandar Lampung, Batam, Bengkulu, Denpasar/Bali, Kupang, Makassar, Malang, Mataram–Lombok, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Surakarta/Solo, Surabaya, Yogyakarta
Citilink Denpasar/Bali, Malang, Mataram–Lombok, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Semarang, Silangit, Surakarta/Solo, Surabaya, Yogyakarta
Pelita Air Charter: Cilacap, Dumai, Matak
Susi Air Cilacap, Pangandaran
TransNusa Dumai, Pagar Alam[6]
Charter:[7] Matak
Wings Air Bandung, Tasikmalaya

SHIA to HPIA express rail link[edit]

Soekarno–Hatta Airport Rail Link
SHIA Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Batuceper KRL Icon Brown.svg
Jakarta Kota KRL Icon Pink.svg KRL Icon Blue.svg KRL Icon Red.svg  M1  TransJakarta
Kampung Bandan KRL Icon Pink.svg KRL Icon Yellow.svg  M1 
Duri KRL Icon Yellow.svg KRL Icon Brown.svg
Tanah Abang KRL Icon Yellow.svg KRL Icon Green.svg
Sudirman Baru KRL Icon Yellow.svg  M1   L1  TransJakarta
Manggarai KRL Icon Red.svg KRL Icon Blue.svg KRL Icon Yellow.svg TransJakarta
Cawang KRL Icon Red.svg KRL Icon Yellow.svg  L1   L2  TransJakarta
HPIA Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport

The feasibility study of an airport-to-airport Express Train has been finished and ready for prequalification offering. The Express Train initial plan is from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (SHIA) to Manggarai, but to realize needs of transportation from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HPA), the route is extended from Manggarai to HPA. The route will stretch 33 kilometers, from Halim-Cawang-Manggarai-Tanah Abang-Sudirman-Pluit-Terminal 2&3 SHIA, on surface, underground and elevated, and has been agreed by Peraturan Menteri Nomor 1264 Tahun 2013 of Transportation Ministry. The Express Train takes 30 minutes to travel between two airports instead of a 1 to 3 hours drive.[8]

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

  • On 24 June 1982, British Airways Flight 9, a Boeing 747-200 flew through a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, causing the failure of all four engines. The crew diverted the aircraft to Jakarta and it landed safely.
  • On 9 May 2012, a new Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 carrying over 40 people went missing during a demonstration flight for potential buyers and journalists. The Sukhoi Superjet-100 took off from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport bound for Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi, West Java, at 2:21 p.m. (7:21 a.m. GMT). It crashed on Mount Salak.
  • On 21 June 2012, an Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 crashed on landing and hit a housing complex near Halim airport.
  • On 4 April 2016, Batik Air Flight 7703, a Boeing 737-800 registration PK-LBS, collided with a TransNusa ATR 42 while taxiing. The Boeing 737 wingtip sliced the tail of the ATR. The wingtip of the Boeing 737 burst into flames but was quickly extinguished. No one on board were killed.[9]

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