In an effort to increase the capacity at Jakarta's main airport, the operator of Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport will begin construction of the fourth passenger terminal in 2021.

Angkasa Pura II - the operator of the airport - announced the new passenger terminal will be built on a 130ha (321 acre) area that is occupied by a cargo terminal, golf course, and offices. Scheduled for completion by the year 2024, the new terminal will boost the capacity of the airport to handle over 110 million passengers per year. The airport operator's projected cost for the project is around Rp 11 Trillion (USD $777 million).

“The construction will begin in the first half of 2021. President Jokowi has asked us to finish the construction within three years, thus by 2024 [the construction] is expected to be completed,” Angkasa Pura II president director Muhammad Awaluddin was quoted saying in a report on The Jakarta Post.

Handling around 67 million passengers, Soekarno-Hatta Airport was the world's 18th busiest airport in 2018. The airport is currently in the process of judging designs for the new terminal building, and will have a period for stakeholders to add their input for the airport operator.

Along with the work to build the new terminal, work will be done to upgrade Terminal 1 and 2.


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