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Soekarno-Hatta Named Worlda��s Most Improved Airport

TEMPO.CO,A�Tangerang -A�Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has been named The World’s Most Improved Airport 2017 at the World Airport Awards held by Skytrax. Soekarno-Hatta Airport ranked above Hamad International Airport of Doha, Qatar. Ranked third to tenth on the list was Houston Airport, Delhi, Haikou Meilan, Guangzhou, Phoenix, Tokyoa��s Narita, Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Los Angeles. Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s rank in the list of the World’s Top 100 Airport has improved correspondingly from 63rd to 44th.

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) president director Muhammad Awaluddin said that he was pleased with the award from Skytrax, a prominent aviation consultant.

“The award is for Indonesia, national aviation industry and all stakeholders who have helped support the improvements of Soekarno-Hatta Airport,” Awaluddin stated in a written statement on Monday, March 15, 2017.

Awaludin said that the airporta��s Terminal 3 was undeniably one of the reasons that led to Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s success in winning the award from Skytrax. Starting its partial operations on August 9, 2016, Terminal 3 currently serves flag carrier Garuda Indonesia domestic flights only.

In April 2017, AP II will commence operations of another part of Terminal 3 for Garuda Indonesia’s international flights. At the end of the year, the entire area of Terminal 3 is expected to operate fully to serve Garuda Indonesia domestic and international flights.

Once it fully operates, Terminal 3 will officially become the biggest and largest passenger terminal in Indonesia with a capacity of 25 million people, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technology systems.

As for 2017, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is expected to welcome 60 million passengers.

JONIANSYAH HARDJONO