Bandar Udara Internasional Halim Perdanakusuma
|Airport type||Public |
Air force base (Indonesian Air Force)
|Operator||PT Angkasa Pura II|
|Location||East Jakarta, Jakarta|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||82 ft / 25 m|
HLP (Southeast Asia)
|Halim Perdanakusuma Air base|
Pangkalan Udara (Lanud) Halim Perdanakusuma
|Part of the Indonesian National Armed Forces|
|East Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Type||Air Force Base|
|Owner||Indonesian Air Force|
|Controlled by||Government of Indonesia|
|Air commodore Bambang Gunarto, S.T., M.M., M.Sc.|
Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Halim Perdanakusuma) (IATA: HLP, ICAO: WIHH) is an international airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. The airport is located in East Jakarta and the airfield is conjoined with the Halim Perdanakusuma air force base of the Indonesian Air Force.
Aside from commercial scheduled flights, this airport is also used for military, private and presidential purposes. The airport is used for corporate aviation with frequent arrivals and departures of corporate aircraft both domestically and internationally. About 5.6 million passengers used the airport in 2016.
This airport takes its name from Air Vice-Marshal Halim Perdanakusuma, an Indonesian aviator. It is now home to a large number of turboprop, charter, and general aviation companies. It is a major air force base of the Indonesian Air Force and is home to most of its major squadrons, such as the 31st Squadron and the 17th VIP Squadron.
In the 1960s, it was also known as the Halim Perdana Kusumah Air Force Base, and before that it was known as Tjililitan Airport or Tjililitan Airfield (Dutch: Vliegveld Tjililitan), after its borough.
As a civilian airport, Halim Perdanakusuma was one of the city's main airports, along with Kemayoran Airport, until the opening of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Tangerang in 1985. Until then, it served all international routes bound for Jakarta, while Kemayoran handled domestic flights. The closure of Kemayoran in 1985 meant that Halim would serve as the secondary airport of Jakarta, mostly handling charter flights, general aviation, and flying school base for the next 29 years. In the 1990s the Directorate General of Civil Aviation mandated that Halim would serve non-scheduled flights, as well as scheduled flights with aircraft under 100 passengers capacity.
In 2013, To ease congestion at Soekarno–Hatta Airport, the Halim airport authority has announced that it will give 60 flight slots per hour for scheduled flights and, for the first time, the 2013 Haj pilgrims used this airport. Since 2014, the airport has served domestic scheduled flights with a capacity up to 2.2 million passengers per year from about 200,000 passengers in 2013.
This terminal serves for all departing and arriving flights. The terminal has an area of about ten thousand square metres only.
|Batik Air||Balikpapan, Bandar Lampung, Bengkulu, Malang, Makassar, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Samarinda, Surabaya|
|Citilink||Cepu, Denpasar/Bali, Makassar, Medan, Purbalingga, Silangit, Surabaya, Ternate, Yogyakarta–Adisucipto|
|Pelita Air||Charter: Cilacap, Dumai, Matak|
|Susi Air||Cilacap, Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya (begins 3 March 2022)|
|TransNusa||Charter: Cilacap, Matak|
|Wings Air||Bandung, Tasikmalaya (both suspended)|
|Asia Cargo Airlines||Balikpapan, Singapore|
|Cardig Air||Balikpapan, Singapore|
The feasibility study of an airport-to-airport Express Train has been finished and ready for prequalification offering. The Express Train initial plan is from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (SHIA) to Manggarai, but to realize needs of transportation from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HPA), the route is extended from Manggarai to HPA. The route will stretch 33 kilometers, from Halim-Cawang-Manggarai-Tanah Abang-Sudirman-Pluit-Terminal 2&3 SHIA, on surface, underground and elevated, and has been agreed by Peraturan Menteri Nomor 1264 Tahun 2013 of Transportation Ministry. The Express Train takes 30 minutes to travel between two airports instead of a 1 to 3 hours drive. In September 2019, then Minister of State Owned Eterprises Rini Soemarno confirmed that the ongoing Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail project will also include a light rail station that is integrated with the HSR station, therefore providing connection between two airports via Greater Jakarta LRT and Soekarno–Hatta Airport Rail Link.
Besides being an airport for commercial flights, the airport's airfield is also conjoined with the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base of the Indonesian Air Force part of the 1st Air Force Operations Command (Komando Operasi Angkatan Udara I) responsible for the western section of the Indonesian airspace.
The airbase is home to five squadrons of the Indonesian Air Force and the headquarters to the 1st Air Force Operations Command. Other than that, the base is also occupied by more than twenty other units of the Indonesian Air Force such as the Air Force Education Command Headquarters (Makodikau), the National Air Defense Command Headquarters (Makohanudnas), the Headquarters of the National Air Defense Command Sector I (Makosekek I), the Air Survey and Photography Service (Dissurpotrudau), the Air Force Psychological Service (Dispsiau), and the dr. Esnawan Antariksa Air Force Hospital (RSAU dr. Esnawan Antariksa).
Early November 2021, Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation announced they will close the airport temporarily for public use for the next nine months for renovation and domestic flights will be move to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport and Pondok Cabe Airport. This decision is made based on the evaluation of Halim's aging infrastructure like the runways and terminals made impact to the airport quality of services.
The First Aircraft to Land at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport which still known as Tjililitan Field on November 1924
The arrival hall of the old Tjililitan airfield in 1915–1925
The old Tjililitan airfield in 1925–1935
A Fokker F.VII plane at Tjililitan in 1929
The transferred of Halim Perdanakusuma Airbase from the Netherlands Air Force to Indonesian Air Force, June 20, 1950.
Indonesian Air Force Boeing 737-400 at Halim Perdanakusuma Airbase
Indonesian Air Force KAI T-50i Golden Eagle at display during an airshow at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base.
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