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VVIP terminal at Halim Airport ready to welcome G20 delegates: Minister

With a three thousand meter long runway, all types of aircraft up to Boeing 747 and 777 can land at Halim

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has affirmed that the VVIP terminal at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta is ready to welcome G20 delegates, the airport revitalization project, which has been underway since March 2022, being finished.

According to Sumadi, the airport resumed operations on September 1, 2022 to serve commercial flights for general passengers after temporarily halting operations in March 2022.

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“Today I made the final verification of the results of the revitalization of Halim Airport. Although the period of work (revitalization) is short (six months), thanks to the cooperation of all parties, we can lead this revitalization well,” Sumadi said. during a review at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport here on Saturday.

He explained that the revitalization included the runway, apron, VVIP terminal, drainage system and other facilities.

“With a three thousand meter long runway, all types of aircraft up to Boeing 747 and 777 can land at Halim,” he noted.

In addition, the drainage system has been revitalized – in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Social Housing – to avoid the formation of puddles of water that could hinder flights as was observed before the revitalization.

During the review, he also witnessed up close the new look of the VVIP terminal which has been embellished with traditional decorations while adopting a modern look.

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The Minister praised the support and collaboration of all parties for the smooth running of the revitalization, including the State Secretariat, the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU), the airport operator of State PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II), state-run air traffic control. service provider AirNav Indonesia, air operators, artists and designers, public construction company PT Wijaya Karya (Wika) and other related parties.

Prior to being operated again on September 1, 2022, the Ministry of Transport, through its Directorate General of Air Transport, had coordinated with TNI AU, AP II, AirNav Indonesia and other relevant parties to ensure safety, security and service aspects and regulations. are met.

The revitalization of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport is expected to improve service and comfort for airline passengers, both VVIP state guests and the general public.

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