Kertajati

Indonesia’s new airport, named Kertajati International Airport, is being built in Majalengka regency in West Java province, through a public-private partnership scheme.

The new airport is intended to minimise air traffic at Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung as well as Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. It will also help support the country’s economic growth.

The project is planned to be developed in three stages, with the first stage expected to commence operations in February 2018 with an estimated five million passengers a year.

The Government of Indonesia expects the airport’s passenger capacity to reach eight million a year in the second stage of operation and 35 million in the third stage. The airport will be able to serve up to 60 million passengers a year.

Kertajati International Airport development details

To be built in an 1,800ha area, the Kertajati International Airport will be spread across 873ha of land. The first stage includes construction of a single runway, which will be 2.5km-long and 60m-wide to support take-off and landing operations of large-sized aircraft such as A380, B747 and B777.

A two-floor passenger terminal building will be built in area of approximately 96,000m². The stage one also includes construction a 397,980m² commercial apron for parking, loading or unloading and refuelling aircraft, a cargo building, a commercial unit, an air traffic control (ATC) tower, supporting facilities, as well as parallel and cross taxiways.

Scheduled to be completed in 2019, the second stage of the airport project will increase the runway length to 3.5km and the passenger terminal area to 121,100m².

It also covers expansion of apron space to 490,400m², cargo terminal building capacity to 0.07mt/y, and parallel and cross taxiways.

The third and final stage will include construction of a second runway measuring 3km long and 45m wide. It will also expand the passenger terminal to 162,150m², apron size to 663.8m², and cargo terminal capacity to 0.6mt/y.

Kertajati International Airport will have a cargo terminal capacity of 1.5mt/y, a terminal size of 209,500m² and an apron space of 862.2m² upon completion of the proposed developments.

Timeline and financing

The total cost of the Kertajati International Airport is estimated to be approximately $800m. Land acquisition began in 2009 and the development was commenced in 2013.

The air infrastructure of the airport, including runways, air traffic control towers, apron area, taxiways and safety fences, is being financed and managed by the Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia.

The Government of West Java Province and state-owned enterprise PT Bandarudara Internasional Jawa Barat (PT BIJB) undertake the development, construction, management and operation of the main passenger terminal, support facilities and other land infrastructure.

The Central Government of Indonesia, through the Ministry of Transportation, allocated IDR1tn ($80m) for air infrastructure, while the Government of West Java spent more than IDR220bn ($16.53m) of its state revenue and expenditure budget to acquire 800ha of land until 2014.

The Central Government plans to provide around IDR2.1tn ($160m) for land-based infrastructure and up to IDR1.6tn ($120m) for air facilities.

The project received IDR906bn ($68.08m) of loan from a total of seven banks in June 2017.

Construction of the Indonesian airport

The airport’s initial stage of development is being carried out in three phases. The ground-breaking ceremony was held in November 2015.

The first phase, which involves construction of infrastructure facilities, is expected to be completed by July 2017. Phase two encompasses construction of main passenger terminal building, which is expected to be ready by November 2017.

The third phase covers construction of the cargo building and support facilities by August 2017.

Contractors involved with Kertajati Airport project

PT Adhi Karya won a contract worth IDR355bn ($26m) to build airport land infrastructure, including roads and parking facilities, as part of the first phase of the project, in June 2014.

In November 2015, a consortium of PT Wijaya Karya Tbk and PT PP Tbk won a contract valued IDR1.395tn ($100m) to construct the main passenger terminal building under the second stage of the project.

"The airport will be able to serve up to 60 million passengers a year."

PT Waskita Karya secured a contract worth IDR416bn ($30m) to provide operational support facilities at the airport.

Siphonic Flow Mandiri, a licensed distributor of Fast Flow in Indonesia, was selected to install a siphonic rainwater drainage system at the Kertajati Airport, in September 2016.

In January 2017, PT BIJB signed a memorandum of understanding with PT Railink to develop and manage a multi-modal terminal to enable public transport to and from the airport.

PT Angkasa Semesta and PT Angkasa Gapura were selected by PT BIJB in February 2017 to provide ground handling and cargo warehousing at the airport. PT Angkasa Pura II is responsible for the construction of the cargo building.

PT BIJB signed a co-operation agreement with PT Pertamina to develop and manage aviation refuelling depot at the Kertajati International Airport in May 2017.