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NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs        8 January 2011

Jakarta May Have New International Airport

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The government is considering expanding the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or building a new one elsewhere as the current facility is thought to be no longer adequate for the traffic it handles, an airport spokesman said on Thursday.

Feri Utamayasa, spokesman for state-owned airport management firm Angkasa Pura II, said Soekarno-Hatta, which sits 35 kilometers northwest of the capital, was now considered too small for the fast-growing number of passengers and flights passing through it.

Feri said that several locations were being considered for the new international airport, including Cilegon in Banten and Karawang in West Java.

Alternately, a plan to increase the capacity of the existing airport is being considered.

But both plans come with drawbacks.

The expansion threatens to displace residents living near Soekarno-Hatta in Tangerang.

Meanwhile, a relocated facility would be much farther from the city center than the current airport, further inconveniencing passengers.

Cilegon, an industrial area on the west coast, is located around 80 kilometers from Jakarta while Karawang, known as the nation's rice bowl, is about 70 kilometers east of the city.

Both regions have toll road access to Jakarta.

Soekarno-Hatta was ranked 22nd in the list of the world's 30 busiest airports in 2009 with 37 million passengers, just behind Singapore's Changi, which served 38 million passengers, Feri said. It handled 43 million passengers in 2010.

Herry Bhakti Singayuda, the government's director general of air transportation, was not immediately available to comment.

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