Corporate Secretary 08 Feb 2019
Tangerang - The construction of the third runway at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport went smoothly and is ready for operation in June 2019. PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) has carried out the land acquisition needed for the project.
The challenge in the construction of this third runway is for land acquisition, which AP II has done smoothly. The total land needed is 216 hectares to build the 3,000 x 60 square meter runway. Of that total land area, AP II previously had 49 hectares plus 167 hectares that had been acquired, which were divided into 3,021 land parcels.
The land area is located in Tangerang City, Selapajang Jaya and Benda Village, and Tangerang Regency, namely Bojong Renged Village, Rawa Burung Village and Rawa Rengas Village.
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said the construction of the third runway would not have been carried out without the support of the residents of the land.
Correspondingly, he thanked for the support given by residents so that the project went on schedule.
"The third runway can make flights at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport increase to 120 flights every hour," he said.
Muhammad Awaluddin said the third runway construction fund reached Rp 2 trillion, while the land acquisition fund reached Rp 4 trillion with a total of 6 trillion rupiah.
Now the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport operates two runways that accommodate 80 + 1 flights per hour.
In addition to building a third runway, AP II is also completing the east cross taxiway (ECT) project which is targeted to be used by mid-2019.
East cross taxiway is the road on the east side of the airport that the aircraft uses to cross from runway 1 to runway 2 and vice versa.
Now at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, there is already a west cross taxiway.
"Through the east cross taxiway, and the existing west cross taxiway, the aircraft can travel faster from runway 1 to runway 2 or vice versa," Muhammad Awaluddin said.