I'm going to Jakarta for a week in may 2010.I would like to know as much about the two airports here.How is the best way to get to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.What can be seen at the airports.
Thanks in advance
Chris in england
I went in late 2008 and only to the International airport. This is a copy of what i saw;
Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta 05/11;
After an enjoyable day at KUL, we flew down to Jakarta on the last flight of the day, QZ 7605 operated by Indonesia AirAsiaB737 PK-AWC, flight was quiet so had a row of seats each. (AirAsia are like easy and ryan, buy on board, free for all seating etc).On arrival at Jakarta had to get a visa, very simple process, there is a visa office before immigration lines, just pay $10 USD, you'll get a sticker in the passportthen clear immigration as normal. Stayed 2 nights at the excellent Jakarta Airport Hotel (http://jakartaairporthotel.com/), located aboveterminal 2 at CGK. $100 USD for a twin room inc buffet breakfast, all rooms will have a view out, we had 02 and 04. Terminal 2 at CGK is the international terminal along with domestic flights for Garuda and Merpati. Aircraft using this terminal will i would say use the runway that side prob 95% or higher of the time. There are no viewing area's at terminal 2 but you can spot from your room anyway.The domestic terminal 1 can be reached by shuttle bus. Aircraft using T1 would again use its associated runway probably 95% of the time too. In the 2 days we were there i only saw a JAL 767 land on the domestic side but a few domestice movements did use the international side. We just alternated between the two terminals when we felt like it. T1 domestic has 5 viewing area's. The first and last offer limited views, the middle 3 are better. As you probably know there are a lot of stored aircraft at CGK and its worth walking around to all viewing area's getting different angles and we also walked between T1 and T2 as well to get a bit more. Over the 2 days we got all the Lion Air B737/900's, still needed a few Garuda 737's. The Garuda 330's seem to operate more from Denpassar (Bali), we only saw 3 of the 6, and only 1 of thier 747/400's although we saw 3 leased jumbo's too. Saudi Arabian were a surprise, on the second day we got 3747's and a 777, other Middle East airlines like Ek, QR and EY seemed to be daily as well as frequent visits by SQ, CX, CI and QF among others.Seen at CGK after arrival;
HL7554 A330 KoreanJA702J B777 JAL9V-SQJ B777 SingaporeA6-EBB B777 EmiratesB-18315 A330 China ALRP-C3195 A319 Cebu PacificPK-GGD B737 Garuda
Up early for brekkie before going over to T1 and seeing what stored a/c could be read off, airline fleets first.
Garuda-A330 = PK-GPA/CB747 = PK-GSH, EC-KSM, HS-UTNB737 = PK-GGE/A/Q/V/G/O/D/N/P/T PK-GHV/S/W/Q/R/X PK-GWU/P/Q/O/N/L/T PK-GZA/J/I/M/L/O/N PK-GEG/H PK-GCA
Indonesia AirAsia (only new a/c logged)-B737 = PK-AWO/PA320 = PK-AXA
Lion Air-MD80 = PK-LMYMD90 = PK-LIM/O/PB737 = PK-LFM/I/H/O/G/R/Q/F/P/J PK-LIW/V/H/Q/U
Wings Abadi-MD80 = PK-WIF/H/M
Batavia-A319 = PK-YVAA320 = PK-YVEB737 = PK-YTV/E/S/N/M/C/W/Y/J PK-YVU
Mandala-A319 = PK-RIF/IA320 = PK-RMA/C/E/HB737 = PK-RIT
Sriwajaya-B737 = PK-CJA/M/N/H/D/S/L/U/E/C/F/K/T/P
9V-SQA/SQD/SYE/SYI B777 Singapore9V-VLA/B A320 ValuairB-6242 A319 China SouthernHS-ABA A320 Thai AirAsiaB-HLA/LAD A330 Cathay9M-MKV A330 MalaysianHZ-AIN/S B747 SaudiPK-TMA B727 MegantaraPK-OCP B737 AirfastPK-OCT MD80 AirfastPK-RPH B737 RepublicB-18708 B747 China AL CargoTF-ELW A300 MASKargoV8-RBK B767 Royal BruneiB-18308/311 A330 China ALHL7551 A330 KoreanPK-LNI/J BAe146 LinusUR-CDR MD80A6-ETA B777 EtihadB-16403 B747 Eva9M-MQQ B737 Malaysian9M-AFC A320 AirAsia9K-ANA A340 KuwaitA6-ECB B777 EmiratesA7-AEM A330 QatarJ633J B767 JAL CargoPH-BFA B747 KLMVH-VQX A320 JetstarPK-KAO B737 Kartika5N-PDP B747 Kabo
PK-BPT B727 ToP AirPK-YTD/L B737 BataviaPK-MGM FK28 MerpatiPK-RPI B737 RepublicPK-LMG MD80PK-WIG MD80PK-JGY B737 JatayuPK-RIN B737PK-LIG B737 LionPK-BPW B737 Top AirPK-MKS FK28 MerpatiPK-JGN B727 JatayuPK-LMU MD80PK-IJH B737 BouraqPK-GSC B747 (Garuda)N94104 B747 (KLM)N795SA B747 (Air Bridge clrs) ST-AQL B747D6-QZA B74LPK-RIJ B737PK-IJK B737 BouraqPK-IHH HS748HS-AKU B737 PhuketHA-VAU B747 (Saudi clrs)PK-MGH FK28 PK-KME B737PK-NAI FK28PK-CIR FA20PK-IHT HS748PK-LIA B737PK-RIQ B737PK-LMN MD80PK-LMJ MD80HS-VKU B737PK-HNK FK28PK-GNN DC9HS-VAV B747 PhuketPK-YTG/T B737 BataviaHS-UTC B747 Orient Thai
There's quiet a bit more than that too, thats only what we could read, total of 12 747's seen, although Kabo Air 5N-PDPwas in the line it departed, there are several 737/md80's here stored/on maintence, plus 2 Garuda DC10's.
Only new stuff logged;
Garuda-B737 = PK-GWM/GGU/GZKB747 = HS-UTS
Merpati-B737 = PK-MDK
Batavia-B737 = PK-YVW/X/K/UA320 = PK-YVD
Lion Air-B737 = PK-LII/S PK-LFL/KMD90 = PK-LIL Indonesia AirAsia-B737 = PK-AWX/P
Mandala-B737 = PK-RIH
Sriwajaya-B737 = PK-CJO
JA8074 B747 JALA7-AEH A330 Qatar9V-SYA/SYC/SYL B777 SingaporeHZ-AKP B777 SaudiA6-EBD B777 EmiratesB-HLN/HLF A330 Cathay7O-ADP A330 YemenHS-ABG A320 Thai AirAsiaPK-JTT BL206PK-KAD B737 KartikaB-5075 B738 ShenzhenPH-BFH B747 KLMHZ-AIP B747 SaudiVH-OGA B767 Qantas
Very enjoyable couple of days, nice to see 737/200 and MD80's in abundance. Flew to Singapore on Lufthansa B747 D-ABVO LH 779.
I would imagine some of the stored stuff has gone and maybe others arrived instead. I have no info on Halim so can't help with that sorry. Cheers