AirAsia Indonesia Unveils Green Home at ‘Eco-Friendly’ Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta International Airport
Jakarta, 16 November 2011 – AirAsia Indonesia unveiled its sophisticated green home at Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta yesterday. The state-of-the-art terminal, which formerly housed only Indonesian domestic flights, will officially be open for international flights effective tomorrow, 17 November 2011.
The sleek and eco-friendly Terminal 3 has served as AirAsia Indonesia’s main base of domestic operations since 15 April 2009. The airline now consolidates its Jakarta hub operations under one roof by serving both domestic and international flights from Terminal 3.
“Terminal 3 is without question a public facility the nation can be truly proud of. The sophisticated terminal is a reflection of Angkasa Pura II’s commitment to creating a world-class airport, and will set a new environmental benchmark for airport buildings. We are particularly honored to be the first airline to fly internationally from Terminal 3. Not only will the move boost operational efficiency, but more importantly, it will also elevate our guests’ travel experience to the highest level of comfort,” said Dharmadi, President Director of AirAsia Indonesia.
Terminal 3 offers the best in modern design, provides complimentary WiFi and filtered drinking water fountains, as well as adopts an environmentally friendly concept. The terminal relies on natural daylight rather than on artificial lighting which significantly lowers electricity consumption. “We are very pleased to find a home that reflects our forward-looking, eco-friendly and innovative spirit. We are excited to welcome our guests to Terminal 3 where they can enjoy high quality amenities,” added Dharmadi.
AirAsia Indonesia operates a brand new fleet of Airbus A320s, which by year-end will consist of 16 aircrafts. Five ordered planes are set to be delivered in 2012, which will make a total fleet of 21.
In 2012, the airline aims to transport approximately 4 million passengers from and to its Jakarta hub alone, up around 33 percent from this year’s number that stands at an estimated 3 million.
“The integration of our operations at Terminal 3 will enable guests to seamlessly transfer between domestic and international flights and vice versa. In addition, our Fly Thru facility enables connection from Jakarta to many exciting destinations such as Melbourne, Gold Coast, Chengdu, Hangzhou (Shanghai), Bombay, Christchurch, New Delhi, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Paris, and London. In the long run, we hope to transform Jakarta into a critical international transit hub,” said Dharmadi.
For passengers’ convenience, AirAsia Indonesia provides 4 (four) and 5 (five) self check-in kiosks for its domestic and international travels, respectively. Guests are able to check-in from these kiosks 24 hours prior and up to one hour before the scheduled departure time.
Self check-in services are also available on AirAsia’s website, or through mobile applications on Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices. They can be downloaded by searching for the keyword ‘AirAsia’ in the Blackberry App World, iTune App Store and Android Marketplace.
Widijastoro Nugroho, Marketing and Distribution Director of AirAsia Indonesia explained, “Our self check-in services are user-friendly. Checking-in via the web just requires travelers to print out their own boarding passes and bring it with them to the airport. As for mobile check-in users, they will be sent a 2D barcode upon confirmation and boarding passes can be printed by scanning the barcode at the airport. Passengers with baggage simply need to proceed to baggage drop-off counters to drop their baggage and verify travel documents.”
AirAsia keeps abreast with the social media community via their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Guests are able to receive real-time updates on latest promotions and interact with AirAsia via facebook.com/AirAsia and twitter.com/AirAsia