Terminal 2F of Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will operate as an LCC terminal as of May 1.
Muhammad Awaluddin, president director of airport authority Angkasa Pura II, said in a statement that the move is in accordance with a directive from president Joko Widodo.
Awaluddin shared: “The strategy is to have different terminals serving different segments, especially at Soekarno-Hatta, which has Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and is developing Terminal 4. We are also building a dedicated terminal for Umrah.
“We are expecting an increase in inbound traffic with the potential growth of passengers travelling on LCCs.”
Awaluddin said that service at the Terminal 2F is expected to be simple and uninterrupted with a ground time of up to one hour.
In the meantime, Febri Toga Simatupang, senior manager of branch communications and legal services of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, said that the movement of LCCs were under preparation, including with the establishment of immigration counters, ground handling office, aviation security and customs facilities.
“Terminal 2 has three sub terminals. Terminal 2D is for domestic flights, Terminal 2F will be a fully LCC terminal while Terminal 2E will be partly for LCCs,” he said.
Ten LCCs will operate from Terminal 2F and two more – Indigo from India and Zandong from China – are expected to join, according to tourism minister Arief Yahya, who welcomed the operation of the terminal.
He said: “Data of 2017 showed that 55 per cent (arrived in) Indonesia on full-service carriers (FSCs) and the rest LCCs. However, the growth of passengers on FSCs (in the world) is only 12 per cent while on LCCs is 21 per cent… Indonesia needs to have (more) LCC terminals to boost arrivals to the country.”