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Soekarno Hatta International Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura II
LocationTangerang, Banten, Indonesia
Elevation10 m (32 ft)

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Soekarno Hatta International Airport ( ) , popularly abbreviated SHIA or Soetta is the main airport serving the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport is named after the first President of Indonesia, Soekarno, and the first vice-president, Mohammad Hatta. The airport is often called Cengkareng by Indonesians. The airport's IATA code, CGK, originates from the name of the Cengkareng locality, a district situated to the northwest of the city.

Located about 20 km west of Jakarta, in Tangerang, Banten, Soekarno Hatta airport began to operate in 1985, replacing the former Kemayoran Airport (domestic flights) in Central Jakarta, and Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta. Kemayoran Airport has since transformed into public areas. Halim Perdanakusuma is still operating, serving mostly VVIP, charters and military flights. Terminal 2 was opened in 1992 and Terminal 3 was opened in 2009, but in 2010 total passengers reached 43.7 million surpassed all the capacities of 3 terminals of 38 million passengers.

In May 2008, recognized Soekarno Hatta International Airport as the 6th most punctual airport in the world with 86.3% of its flights departing on time, while 72.3% arriving ontime.

In December 2009, recognized Soekarno Hatta International Airport as the 2nd most punctual airport in the world with 89.2% of its flights departing on time, and 84.2% arriving ontime. In 2010, the airport is the 16th busiest in the world.

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