Garuda proposes 10 flight routes through Halim airport

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has requested that ten of its flight schedules be moved from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang regency to Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport in East Jakarta.

“Garuda has proposed towards the Transportation Ministry that 10 air travel schedules be operated from Halim. We have yet to get approval in the ministry, ” Garuda spokesman Pujobroto said as quoted by Antara on Wednesday.

Pujobroto explained that the flight transfer in order to Halim Airport aimed to reduce the particular traffic burden at Soekarno-Hatta airport terminal, where Garuda operates 520 air travel schedules.

Garuda will also maintain its services at Halim airport terminal similar to those at Soekarno-Hatta airport terminal, so as to satisfy its passengers.

“We will need to establish facilities such as an executive lounge, car parking area and proper check-in counter tops, ” Pujobroto pointed out.

He added that Garuda would require at least 30 days to build the facilities, once the ministry gave its approval.

Garuda, he said, was still selecting the air travel routes that would be transferred to Halim airport terminal.

Pujobroto further stated that the routes transferred to Halim would be those with the highest frequency, such as Surabaya-Jakarta that has 18 flights a day.

Halim airport is set to operate as a commercial airport, serving at least 66 domestic flights per day.

“The airport currently serves only private lines for domestic and overseas flights, ” Iwan Khrishadianto, general manager of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II at Halim airport, said.

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National banner carrier Garuda Indonesia has required that 10 of its flight schedules be transferred from Soekarno-Hatta Airport terminal in Tangerang regency to Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport in East Jakarta.

“Garuda provides proposed to the Transportation Ministry that will 10 flight schedules be operated from Halim. We have yet to get approval from the ministry, ” Garuda spokesman Pujobroto said as quoted by Antara on Wednesday.

Pujobroto explained that the air travel transfer to Halim Airport directed to reduce the traffic burden from Soekarno-Hatta airport, where Garuda works 520 flight schedules.

Garuda will also maintain its services from Halim airport similar to those from Soekarno-Hatta airport, so as to satisfy the passengers.

“We will have to establish facilities such as an executive lounge, parking area and correct check-in counters, ” Pujobroto stated.

He added that will Garuda would need at least 30 days to create the facilities, once the ministry gave its approval.

Garuda, he said, was still choosing the flight routes that would be transferred to Halim airport.

Pujobroto further said that the routes transferred to Halim would be those with the highest rate of recurrence, such as Surabaya-Jakarta that has 18 flights a day.

Halim airport terminal is set to operate as a commercial airport terminal, serving at least 66 domestic flights per day.

“The airport terminal currently serves only private outlines for domestic and overseas flights, ” Iwan Khrishadianto, general supervisor of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II at Halim airport, said.

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