Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will soon have a brand new, modern, state-of-the-art terminal. Named:Terminal 3 Ultimate, it is a building that well befits an airport to the capital city of this sprawling Archipelagic country, of which Indonesians can well be proud of to welcome visitors to the country.
Scheduled to start operating in August 2016, Terminal 3 Ultimate (T3U), which is an extension of the present Terminal 3, will have as first airline Garuda Indonesia – Indonesia's flag carrier, - for both its domestic and international routes operating from here.
"Garuda Indonesia as first airline to operate from the new terminal will start serving three routes from T3U flying to Yogyakarta, Solo and Semarang, stated the airport authority PT Angkasa Pura II President Director Budi Karya Sumadi to kompas.com (since 27th July Mr. Budi Karya Sumadi was sworn in as the new Minister for Transportation). "Garuda's International flights will be gradually moved to T3U as well," Budi K. Sumadi added.
On Tuesday, 26th July 2016,Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya inspected the terminal, where he revealed to the press that the new terminal will be highlighted with the national tourism brand of Wonderful Indonesia. "We agreed that the concept of Terminal 3 Ultimate is, in fact, a Tourism Hub Airport. For this reason the brand "Wonderful Indonesia" must play an important role here. An International airport is the main entrance where foreigners first set foot on Indonesian soil. It is the first impression of the country and the nation so that their first impression of Indonesia is really important," said Minister Arief Yahya, as quoted from the official Release.
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