Soekarno–Hatta International Airport operates flights out of Cengkareng, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia at -6.125556 latitude and 106.655833 longitude. The public airport is the main airport that serves the greater Jakarta area and was named after the first president of Indonesia, Soekarno, as well as the first vice-president, Mohammad Hatta. The airport serves the greater Jakarta area, together with Perdanakusuma Airport and is also referred to as Cengkareng Airport by locals. The airport serves as hub for airlines such as Batik Air, Cardig air, Citilink, Express Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, and more; while being a focus city for domestic and international providers such as Garuda Indonesia, and Singapore Airlines, to name a few. At present, the airport serves with two paved runways that measure around 3,600 metres or 12,000 feet in length.
Where to go
When within Jakarta, some of the tourist attractions that should not be missed include Ancol Dreamland, National Museum of Indonesia, Istiqlal Mosque Jakarta, National Monument (Indonesia), KidZania Jakarta, Textile museum, Wayang Museum, and Dunia Fantasi, in addition to many more. The National Museum of Indonesia is a museum that features archaeological, historical, ethnological, and geographical displays and pieces from various points in history. The museum’s collection consists of approximately 62,000 prehistoric and anthropological artefacts, with 5,000 archaeological artefacts from all throughout Indonesia and Asia. Some of the collections within the museum include Stone Sculpture Collection, Treasure Rooms or Archaeology and Ethnography Collection, Ceramics Collection, and Historical Relics Collection or Colonial Era Collection, in addition to many more.
From Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, short-haul international stops include Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand; and Manila, Philippines, with flights that take approximately one hour to three hours from point of origin. Singapore features the Singapore Merlion, Singapore Zoo, Singapore Flyer, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Night Safari Singapore, and Jurong Bird Park, to name a few. The Merlion, or Singapore Merlion, is the national personification of the country of Singapore. The merlion’s name combines ‘mer’ which means sea, and lion; it is said that the merlion’s fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village when it used to be called ‘sea town’ or Temasek, in Javanese.
Flying out of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport lets you reach long-haul destinations such as Doha, Qatar; Paris, France; and Cairo, Egypt, to name a few. When flying out, the flights to these destinations can take approximately nine hours to around 15 hours, depending on the airline of choice. Cairo, Egypt has the Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili, Giza Necropolis, The Hanging Church, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Coptic Museum, to name a few. Egyptian Museum, also referred to as the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities or Museum of Cairo, is a museum that houses approximately 120,000 ancient Egyptian antiquities in total. The museum was established in 1902 and is open to the public, although with heavy security, due to its many valuable pieces. The museum is divided into two main floors, with the ground floor offering an extensive collection of papyrus and coins used in the Ancient world, among others, with the first floor housing artefacts from the final two dynasties of Egypt, with the tombs of the Pharaohs Thutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, and Hatshepsut, to name a few.
How to get out
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport operates flights to and from major cities within the countries of Malaysia, China, France, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Egypt, Netherlands, Egypt, United Kingdom, Oman, Qatar, Germany, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia, to name a few. These stops are served by airlines such as AirAsia, Air China, Airfast Indonesia, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Aviastar(Indonesia), Batik Air, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, Citilink, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Flynas, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Lion Air, Lufthansa, Sriwijaya Air, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Lion Air, Saudia, and Vietnam Airlines, among others.
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