Jakarta second airport opens for commercial flights

Halim Perdanakusuma air force base to relieve pressure on overcrowded Soekarno-Hatta.

Citilink Garuda

Garuda’s subsidiary Citilink started operating from the airport on 10 Jan 2014, and the airport will now provide a base for several carriers, including Garuda Indonesia and AirAsia. 

News reports have quoted the country’s deputy minister of transport, Bambang Susantono, as saying that the airport would operate for up to 10 years, until the expansion of Soekarno-Hatta and the development of another Jakarta airport is complete.