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Kertajati International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Kertajati, Sundanese: ᮘᮔ᮪ᮓᮁ ᮅᮓᮛ ᮄᮔ᮪ᮒᮨᮁᮔᮞᮤᮇᮔᮜ᮪ ᮊᮨᮁᮒᮏᮒᮤ), is an airport in West Java constructed to serve as the second international airport for the Greater Bandung, also serving Cirebon metropolitan, parts of West Java and Central Java provinces.[3] Now the second largest airport in Indonesia by area after Soekarno-Hatta International Airport,[4] it is located in Majalengka Regency, around 68 kilometers east of Bandung.

Kertajati International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional Kertajati
Kertajati International Airport Terminal 03.jpg
Terminal of Kertajati International Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerProvincial Government of West Java, Indonesia via PT Bandarudara Internasional Jawa Barat[1]
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura II
ServesBandung, Cirebon and West Java province excluding Greater Jakarta area
LocationMajalengka Regency
Opened24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)[2]
Coordinates6°40′09″S 108°11′28″E / 6.669167°S 108.191111°E / -6.669167; 108.191111Coordinates: 6°40′09″S 108°11′28″E / 6.669167°S 108.191111°E / -6.669167; 108.191111
Websitebijb.co.id
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KJT is located in Majalengka Regency
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Location in Majalengka Regency
KJT is located in Java
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Location in Java
KJT is located in Indonesia
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
32/14 8,202 3,000 Asphalt

The airport began operations on 24 May 2018 when the President aircraft Indonesia-1 landed at the airport.[5] The new airport functions as a buffer to help ease air traffic at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Upon completion, the airport will have a total capacity of 29 million passengers annually, with additional space for expansion.[6] The airport will also operate cargo terminals with an official estimate of 1.5 million tons of cargo by 2020.

Contents

DevelopmentEdit

 
The terminal under construction

In order to ensure completion of Kertajati Airport, construction of Karawang Airport has been put on hold and Kertajati was fast-tracked for completion.[7][8] The 1,800 hectares airport is estimated to cost Rp 25.4 trillion. The plan includes three runways (3750 m x 60 m, 4025 m x 60 m, and 3000 m x 60 m) to accommodate superjumbo jets such as the Airbus A380, Antonov An-225, Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A350-1000 XWB. The airport will also be equipped with technology to handle latest aircraft such as Boeing 787-10[8] The project will include a 3,400 hectares Aerotropolis, known as Kertajati Aerocity. Twice the size of the airport, this aerotropolis will be a new center of economic growth.[9] It is located north of the Cipali Toll Road, east of the Cimanuk River.[10]

Project implementation consists of five phases: preparation phase (2015), phase I (2015-2020), phase I-II (2016-2025) and purpose phase III and IV after 2025. During Phase I, the project focused on airport development. Phases I-II will be Kertajati Aerocity development, phase III will be the growth of Kertajati as aerotropolis, and as the final phase, Kertajati Aerocity will act as an enabler of sustainable economic center. Based on strategic development plan, aside from regular large passenger jet & cargo flights, the airport facilities have been optimized for Low Cost Carriers (LCC) and Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia.[11][12] This will eventually shift passengers and traffic from Bandung & West Java which have been heavily congesting CGK, to Kertajati.[13]

The airport features a single runway with the apron accommodating 22 aircraft.[14] In April 2019 the airport runway extension work to 3000 metres was finished.

TerminalEdit

Initially, the terminal has 121,000 square metres (1,302,433 sq ft) area with 2 concourses of domestic & international gates, 11 million passengers a year. Furthermore, as construction proceeds, the terminal will expand to 209,151 square metres (2,251,283 sq ft) area with a passenger capacity of 30 million passengers per year by 2019, with plenty of space for phase II expansion.[15] Citilink is the first airline to get permission with Kertajati-Juanda route will start on June 8, by an Airbus A320 aircraft.[16]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

 
The president Joko Widodo arrived at Kertajati International Airport and gave a speech on 24 May 2018

Ground TransportationEdit

Several bus companies, including DAMRI bus and private operators provide services from the airport to various destinations of West Java roundtrip. Damri Airport bus is free-of-charge (until the next Christmas/holiday season or Idul Fitri season).[22]

Service Destination (Kertajati Airport)
Shuttle Airport Bus
CTU Shuttle Bandung
CTU Shuttle Tasikmalaya
Damri Bandung
Damri Cirebon
Damri Cikarang
Damri Kuningan
Lintus Shuttle Bandung
ECA Shuttle Bandung
ECA Shuttle Kuningan
ECA Shuttle Indramayu
Bhinneka Shuttle Bandung
Bhinneka Shuttle Cirebon
P.Trans Purwakarta
Ames Sumedang
Ames Majalengka
BJT Cirebon
Budiman Tasikmalaya
Baraya Bandung
Mekarsari Majalengka

Damri Airport Bus to Bandung Rp 75,000 and to Cirebon Rp 40,000.[23]But the central government is providing a transportation subsidy by operating free Damri buses for one year, from three cities: Karawang, Cirebon and Bandung [24]. The airport will be accessed by Cisumdawu Toll Road, which is now under construction and expected to be completed by 2020. Train routes of Bandung-Garut and Cianjur-Bandung will also be forwarded to Kertajati Airport for accessibility support.[25]

Although still pushing for high speed rail project that will extend from Bandung to the airport, PT Bandara Internasional Jawa Barat (BIJB) and Railink have signed an MOU to build rail tracks and airport train system, when necessary.[26][27]

CriticismEdit

During the soft opening, the airport suffered from mismanagement,[28][29][30] Criticism came from Vice President Jusuf Kalla for not doing proper research when developing the airport.[31] Similarly Indonesian Ombudsman criticized failures and lack of effort by the airport company, BIJB to consult with airlines when developing the airport.[32]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Java Regional Regulation number 22 of 2013 concernintasg The Establishment of Regional Owned Enterprise for West Java International Airport and Kertajati Aerocity Manager" (PDF). West Java Legal Data and Information Networks (In Indonesian). Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Inaugural Operation of Kertajati Airport Scheduled for May 24 This Year". 22 May 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2009-04-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Geser Kualanamu, Bandara Kertajati bakal jadi terbesar kedua". KiniNEWS. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  5. ^ Lilis Sri Handayani, Puti Almas (May 24, 2018). "Historical landing marks operation of Kertajati Airport".
  6. ^ Artantiani, Dwi Ayu (24 October 2017). "Tampung Pesawat Airbus A380, Bandara Kertajati Perpanjang Runway". okezone.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2012-09-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ a b "Majalengka`s Kertajati Airport to become operational in 2017". January 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "Jokowi Pastikan Bandara Kertajati Beroperasi Pertengahan 2018". Kompas. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Master Plan". Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Early December, Kertajati Airport Development Reaches 76 Percent". December 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Grand launch of Kertajati Airport set for mid next year".
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2012-09-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ ""Runway" Diperpanjang, Bandara Kertajati Siap Layani Penerbangan Jarak Jauh". Kompas. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Kertajati Airport Set for Eid Exodus". Tempo. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Citilink to Serve Flight from Surabaya to Kertajati Airport". Tempo. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Tegaskan komitmen hadirkan penerbangan terjangkau, AirAsia luncurkan 5 rute domestik baru". AirAsia. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BzM2BnrjpKi/
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j https://www.instagram.com/p/BzAYr4NAJky/
  20. ^ a b https://www.instagram.com/p/BzZ-L9FA1E1/
  21. ^ "Jadwal Penerbangan BIJB Kertajati". PT BIJB.
  22. ^ "11 Public Transportation Available in Kertajati Airport : AP II". Tempo. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  23. ^ "Jadwal Bus Damri ke Bandara Kertajati dari Bandung dan Cirebon". Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  24. ^ "Free bus service to support Kertajati airport for one year". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  25. ^ "Two Train Routes will Connect Kertajati Airport". Tempo. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  26. ^ "BIJB-Railink Sign Transportation MoU for Kertajati Airport".
  27. ^ "Expansion of high-speed rail project under consideration: Luhut". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  28. ^ Subiantoro, Raydion. "Bandara Kertajati Tertatih-tatih Cari Maskapai dan Penumpang". news. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  29. ^ Anwar, Muhammad Choirul. "Alasan Bandara Kertajati Sepi Penumpang: Kurang Sosialisasi!". news. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  30. ^ "Penumpang Pesawat di Bandara Kertajati Masih Sepi, Pejabat PT BIJB : Butuh Kerja Keras Semua Pihak". Tribun Jabar (in Indonesian). 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  31. ^ "Bandara Kertajati Sepi, JK Kritik Proyek Minim Penelitian". nasional. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  32. ^ Maul; Apr 2019, y Rizky Bayu Kencana08; Wib, 10:00. "Bandara Kertajati Sepi Penumpang karena Dibangun Tanpa Kajian Pasar". liputan6.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.