Kertajati International Airport

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Kertajati International Airport
Bandar Udara International Jawa Barat
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator PT Angkasa Pura II
Serves West Java (excl. Jabodetabek area)
Location Majalengka Regency
Coordinates 6°40′09″S 108°11′28″E / 6.669167°S 108.191111°E / -6.669167; 108.191111Coordinates: 6°40′09″S 108°11′28″E / 6.669167°S 108.191111°E / -6.669167; 108.191111
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01R/19L 3,750 12,303 Concrete
01L/19R 4,025 13,205 Concrete

Kertajati International Airport is an airport under construction on the northeastern coast of West Java, Indonesia.[1] Majalengka Airport is located in Majalengka Regency, around 90 kilometeres east of Bandung. It is being constructed to complement the Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung, but also serve Cirebon and parts of West and Central Java. The project is estimated to cost Rp.25,4 trillion. As of February 2011, the construction has not started, but they have cleared 1,800 hectares to build the airport, while 500 hectares is now ready to start the construction of airport. Meanwhile, the toll road that will give access to the new airport is now starting its construction in 2011. The airport management PT Bandara Internasional Jawa Barat (BIJB) has signed MOU with Railink to build airport train service.[2]

Based on high resolution images of satellite, the project consists of 1,800 hectares Kertajati Airport and about 3,200 hectares Kertajati Aerocity, both is called Aerotropolis. The project is located north of the Cipali Toll Road and right of Cimanuk river.[3]

Planned construction of the new Jakarta Karawang Airport has been put on hold and Majalengka Kertajati has been put on faster track, for completion in 2016,[4] although the newest prediction, the airport will be finished at end of 2017 and starts operation in early 2018.[5] While traffic has surged at both Jakarta and Bandung, the former was designed for 22 million but 2011 figures hit 51 million, similarly Bandung is currently handling close to double its capacity with no room for expansion. Soekarno–Hatta is planned to accommodate 60 million, though by 2020 Jakarta airports are expected to be straining around 100 million passengers. Karawang Airport also has problems related to land acquisition as its more densely developed than Kertajati.

Kertajati is planned with two 3750 & 4025 meter runways and 60 meter wide, thus can accommodate super jumbo jets such as Airbus A380 or Antonov and world's longest jets such as Boeing 747-8 or Airbus A350-1000 XWB.[5] Total capacity is planned for 24 million passengers per annum, with plenty of space for expansion.[6] But for the first stage, the airport can accommodate midsize wide body aircraft and 11 million passengers a year and planned to have soft opening in January or February 2018 and full operation in June 2018.[7]

The new airport would help ease traffic at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, as well as from Husein Sastranegara International Airport which suffers from the same problems as Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. Work for the airport is going on full swing. The airport is expected to launch by June,2018.[8]

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