Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport

Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Halim Perdanakusuma) (IATA: HLP, ICAO: WIHH) is an international airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.[3] The airport is located in East Jakarta and the airfield is conjoined with the Halim Perdanakusuma air force base of the IDAF.

Halim Perdanakusuma
International Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Executive
Training
Air force base (IDAF)
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura II
ServesJakarta
LocationEast Jakarta, Jakarta
Hub for
Elevation AMSL82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates06°15′59″S 106°53′28″E / 6.26639°S 106.89111°E / -6.26639; 106.89111Coordinates: 06°15′59″S 106°53′28″E / 6.26639°S 106.89111°E / -6.26639; 106.89111
Websitehttp://www.halimperdanakusuma-airport.co.id/
Map
HLP is located in Jakarta
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Location within Jakarta, Indonesia
HLP is located in Java
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HLP (Java)
HLP is located in Indonesia
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HLP (Indonesia)
HLP is located in Southeast Asia
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HLP (Southeast Asia)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers7,400,000
Halim Perdanakusuma Air base
Pangkalan Udara (Lanud) Halim Perdanakusuma
Part of the Insignia of the Indonesian National Armed Forces.svg TNI
East Jakarta, Indonesia
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TypeRoundel of Indonesia.svg Air Force Base
Site information
OwnerInsignia of the Indonesian Air Force.svg Indonesian Air Force[1]
Controlled byGovernment of Indonesia
Garrison information
Current
commander
Air commodore M. Tonny Harjono, S.E.[2]
Occupants

Aside from commercial scheduled flights, this airport is also used for military, private and presidential purposes. The airport is used for corporate aviation with frequent arrivals and departures of corporate aircraft both domestically and internationally. About 5.6 million passengers used the airport in 2016.

HistoryEdit

This airport takes its name from Air Vice-Marshal Halim Perdanakusuma, an Indonesian aviator. It is now home to a large number of turboprop, charter, and general aviation companies. It is a major air force base of the Indonesian Air Force and is home to most of its major squadrons, such as the 31st Squadron and the 17th VIP Squadron.

In the 1960s, it was also known as the Halim Perdana Kusumah Air Force Base, and before that it was known as Tjililitan Airport or Tjililitan Airfield (Dutch: Vliegveld Tjililitan), after its borough.

As a civilian airport, Halim Perdanakusuma was one the city's main airports, along with Kemayoran Airport, until the opening of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Tangerang in 1985. Until then, it served all international routes bound for Jakarta, while Kemayoran handled domestic flights. The closure of Kemayoran in 1985 meant that Halim would serve as the secondary airport of Jakarta, mostly handling charter flights, general aviation, and flying school base for the next 29 years. In the 1990s the Directorate General of Civil Aviation mandated that Halim would serve non-scheduled flights, as well as scheduled flights with aircraft under 100 passengers capacity.

To ease congestion at Soekarno–Hatta, the Halim airport authority has announced[when?] that it will give 60 flight slots per hour for scheduled flights and, for the first time, the 2013 Haj pilgrims used this airport.[4] Since 2014, the airport has served domestic scheduled flights with a capacity up to 2.2 million passengers per year from about 200,000 passengers in 2013.[5]

An express train has been planned to connect the two airports.[6] Batik Air was the largest user, taking 32 slots from 74 slots available for all airlines a day.[7]

TerminalsEdit

 
Entrance to the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport

Passengers TerminalEdit

This terminal serves for all departing and arriving flights. The terminal has an area of about ten thousand square metres only.

Presidential TerminalEdit

This terminal is used solely by the President of the Republic of Indonesia and other VVIPs, including for state visits.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Batik Air Ambon, Balikpapan, Bengkulu, Kupang, Makassar, Malang, Mataram–Lombok, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Samarinda, Semarang, Surabaya, Surakarta/Solo, Yogyakarta–International[8]
Citilink Bandar Lampung, Bandung, Denpasar/Bali, Jambi, Malang, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Semarang, Silangit, Surabaya, Surakarta/Solo, Tanjung Pandan, Yogyakarta–International[9]
Pelita Air Charter: Cilacap, Dumai, Matak
Susi Air Cilacap, Pangandaran
TransNusa Charter: Cilacap, Matak
Wings Air Bandung

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Cardig Air Balikpapan, Singapore
Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines Balikpapan, Singapore

SHIA to HPIA express rail linkEdit

Soekarno–Hatta ARS
 
SHIA  
 
Batuceper
 
 
Duri
 
BNI City
   M1   L1   
 
Manggarai

The feasibility study of an airport-to-airport Express Train has been finished and ready for prequalification offering. The Express Train initial plan is from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (SHIA) to Manggarai, but to realize needs of transportation from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HPA), the route is extended from Manggarai to HPA. The route will stretch 33 kilometers, from Halim-Cawang-Manggarai-Tanah Abang-Sudirman-Pluit-Terminal 2&3 SHIA, on surface, underground and elevated, and has been agreed by Peraturan Menteri Nomor 1264 Tahun 2013 of Transportation Ministry. The Express Train takes 30 minutes to travel between two airports instead of a 1 to 3 hours drive[10]. On September 2019, then Minister of State Owned Eterprises Rini Soemarno confirmed that the ongoing Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail project will also include a light rail station that is integrated with the HSR station[11], therefore providing connection between two airports via Greater Jakarta LRT and Soekarno–Hatta Airport Rail Link.

Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force baseEdit

 
Entrance to the Halim Perdanakusuma Airbase located next to the entrance of the commercial airport

Besides being an airport for commercial flights, the airport's airfield is also conjoined with the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base of the Indonesian Air Force part of the 1st Air Force Operations Command (Komando Operasi Angkatan Udara I) responsible for the western section of the Indonesian airspace.

The airbase is home to five squadrons of the Indonesian Air Force and the headquarters to the 1st Air Force Operations Command. Other than that, the base is also occupied by more than twenty other units of the IDAF such as the Air Force Education Command Headquarters (Makodikau), the National Air Defense Command Headquarters (Makohanudnas), the Headquarters of the National Air Defense Command Sector I (Makosekek I), the Air Survey and Photography Service (Dissurpotrudau), the Air Force Psychological Service (Dispsiau), and the dr. Esnawan Antariksa Air Force Hospital (RSAU dr. Esnawan Antariksa).[12] As per February 2018, the airbase is commanded by Air commodore M. Tonny Harjono, S.E.[13]

Accidents and IncidentsEdit

  • On 24 June 1982, British Airways Flight 9, a Boeing 747-200 flew through a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, causing the failure of all four engines. The crew diverted the aircraft to Jakarta and it landed safely.
  • On 21 June 2012, an Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 crashed on landing and hit a housing complex near Halim airport.[14]
  • On 4 April 2016, Batik Air Flight 7703, a Boeing 737-800 registration PK-LBS, collided with a TransNusa ATR 42 while taxiing. The Boeing 737 wingtip sliced the tail of the ATR. The wingtip of the Boeing 737 burst into flames but was quickly extinguished. No one on board were killed.[15]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LANUD HALIM PERDANAKUSUMA". Indonesian Air Force (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Danlanud Halim Perdanakusuma Pimpin Sertijab Danskadron Udara 2". Indonesian Air Force (in Indonesian). Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Soekarno–Hatta must be expanded to meet passenger demand" Archived 17 August 2015 at WebCite. The Jakarta Post. Wednesday 1 September 2010. Retrieved on 16 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Halim undergoes renovation to ease air traffic at Soekarno–Hatta". 24 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Layani Penerbangan Komersial, Bandara Halim Kebut Renovasi". 21 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Citilink Berangkat Dari Halim Penuh Penumpang". 10 January 2014.
  7. ^ Robertus Belarminus (3 June 2014). "Tiga Maskapai Batal Beroperasi di Halim Perdanakusuma".
  8. ^ https://agent.lionair.co.id/LionAirAgentsPortal/Default.aspx
  9. ^ "Starting on March 29th 2020, Garuda Indonesia Group Serves All Flights From and Toward Yogyakarta Through Yogyakarta International Airport". Garuda Indonesia. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  10. ^ "April, Tender Kereta Halim-Bandara Soekarno-Hatta". Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train Project on Schedule for 2021 Completion". Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  12. ^ "LANUD HALIM PERDANAKUSUMA". Indonesian Air Force (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  13. ^ IDAF: HALIM PERDANA KUSUMA
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ "Accident: Batik B738 and Transnusa AT42 at Jakarta on Apr 4th 2016, ground collision, both aircraft on fire". AVHerald. Retrieved 4 April 2016.

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