Friday, April 17, 2009

Soekarno-Hatta opens Terminal 3

Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International, Indonesia, opened to the public this week, lightening the loads at Terminals 1 and 2. It will be used for domestic flights operated by Air Asia and Mandala Airlines.

Unlike Terminals 1 and 2, which were designed with a traditional architectural concept, the US$27.27 million Terminal 3 is designed with a modern concept as an environmentally friendly and energy-saving building. Some remaining work to finish the car park, ticket booths and a retail space are being completed as operations get underway.

The new terminal is designed to accommodate four million passengers each year for the two airlines. Terminal 1 for domestic flights and Terminal 2 for international flights were initially designed to accommodate nine million passengers each per year, but records show annual passenger arrivals at the airport have topped 32 million in the past two years.

Work will begin this year on a connecting building between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

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