Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) International Airport

The Real Luxury of Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) International Airport

Soekarno–Hatta International Airportis the major airport serving the Jakarta area. It is on the island called Java, in Indonesia. The airport got its name from the first Indonesian President Soekarno and his vice president Hatta. The airport’s code came from the Cengkareng district. The district borders the city from the north. The locals still call the airport Cengkareng Airport. This is despite the airport currently being located in the Tangerang district.

It serves Jakarta in spite of being 20 kilometers away. The airport is on the west side of the capital city Jakarta. Its Terminal two opened in 1991. In 2009, terminal three opened. By 2010, it was serving an average of 43.7 million passengers per year. The number increased to 57.8 million in 2012. This made the airport ninth busiest airport in the world that year. The population of passengers increased further by 2014, to 62.1 million per year. That year it became the eighth busiest in the world. It is also the busiest in southeastern Asia. The airport operates the third busiest route in the world. That route is Jakarta to Singapore route. Airport Council International runs and manages the airport.

The airport has many facilities that will make your travel extremely enjoyable. It has a golf course that a traveler can use it when waiting for a flight. It has Smoking area for anyone who smokes. It also has reading area for travelers who want to relax by reading a newspaper or novel. There is Wi-Fi is all over the airport. The hotels at the airport are top class. They offer high quality meals and services. The facilities are friendly to everyone including disabled people. It has a round the clock hospital to cater for travelers medical needs.


The airport came to being in 1928. It served until 1985. The reason for the temporary closure was because it was unsafe.  

In early 1970s after the safety concern in 1968, there were suggestions for the airport to be relocated to new locations. This was with the help of USAID. These locations were Kemayoran, Babakan, Malaka, Halim, Jonggol, Curug, North Tangerang, and South Tangerang. The entire selection process of the location settled on North Tangerang. The alternative airfield was in Jonggol. Meanwhile, the Halim perdanakusuma military airport became a temporary public airport.

In 1974 and 1975, the government offered a tender. Canadian companies won the tender. The companies included ACRESS International Ltd, Aviation Planning Services Ltd, and Searle Wilbee Rowland (SWR). They conducted a feasibility study in 1974. The cost for the project was 1 million Canadian dollars. The feasibility studies proposed a construction of three runways, three domestic terminals, three international terminals, and one building for Hajj flights. The project began in 1975 and ended in 1981. Domestic terminal project began in 1982-1985. The cost of the project was $126 million.


Most airlines at the airport use fleets like the airbuses and Boeing. Some of the airlines here are Air Asia, air Calin, air china, air fast Indonesia, air France, Cathay pacific, china eastern airline, Citilink, china airlines, and Japan airlines. Others are KLM, Korean air, lion air, Oman air, Philippines air, Thai airways, Xpress air, and Yemenia.


In 2014, the airport was the fourth most improved airport in the world according to Skytrax.

Routes and destination

The airlines that operate at the airport have destinations all over the world. Some of the destinations include Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, honking, manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait city, Sidney, Colombo, Muscat.

Why fly using this airport

How to check in

You can check-in at the airport using three methods. These methods are web check in, mobile check in, and personal check in. Personal check-in is the most strenuous of the three. It requires that you physically be at the airport. The other two methods are convenient. The web and mobile check-in require that you check in at least 2 hours before departure. The personal check in requires you to check-in 24 hours before departure.

Baggage and allowance

Many airlines at the airport allow a maximum baggage of 40 kilograms per person. There is an allowance for two small bags below five kilograms. Personal items like wheelchair and laptops are free. Any excess baggage calls for extra charges.  


All airlines at the airport have different seating rules. This is with the exception of low cost airlines that charge uniformly. Seats near the exit door and the isle have extra charges. You can book the seats up to an average maximum of seven in many airlines. This provision is advantageous to family travel. This is because you can book seats for all of them.

Booking fee

The booking fee charges vary according to classes. Business class attracts high booking fee than the economy class. The low cost airlines charge uniform booking fee.  





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 Airport Contact Details

Soekarno-Hatta Airport

Building 601,
PO Box 1245 BUSH,
Jakarta 19101,

Tel:+62 (21) 5507015
Fax:+62 (21) 5506823


Angkasa Pura II

 Location Details

Longitude:106° 39' 0'' E
Latitude:6° 7' 0'' S

 Airport Location

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