Halim Airport to reopen on Sept. 1 with Citilink flights to Surabaya, Denpasar, Padang and Malang

Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. By Matobisar – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53024949
Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. By Matobisar – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53024949

Jakarta’s second airport, Halim Perdanakusuma, is set to reopen commercially on Sept. 1 since it was closed for renovations in January.

Though the East Jakarta airport itself did not make the announcement, low cost carrier Citilink said its domestic flights to and from Halim will recommence on Thursday.

“In the initial phase, Citilink will serve flights from Halim Perdanakusuma to Surabaya, Denpasar, Padang and Malang,” Citilink CEO Dewa Kadek Rai said in a press release issued today, implying that the airport may not be completely ready yet for full commercial operations.

Halim had a partial reopening in July, catering exclusively to VIP flights and military training.

Before the temporary closure, Halim served domestic flights operated by 21 airlines, which puts it far below the capacity of the capital’s premier airport, Soekarno-Hatta.

Officials said renovations were carried out on the airport’s runway and taxiway, as well as the terminal building. Previous estimates said the work would be complete by the end of August.

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