With over 6,000 inhabited islands, visiting Indonesia would be harder without all the airports. Indonesia is known for its tropical forests, beaches, shopping and partying scenes , which attracts visitors from all over the world. Every large airline is served by at least one international airport.
When planning a vacation in Indonesia, here are some important airports in the country to choose from.
Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) — Jakarta, island of Java
It is the main airport serving the greater area of Jakarta , on the island of Java. It is located about 20 km from Jakarta, it is one of the most punctual airports in the world and handles both domestic and international flights. The airport is hub for Batavia Air, Cardig Air, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Republic Express Airlines, Sriwijaya Air and Wings Air.
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Ngurah Rai (DPS) — Denpasar
It is located in southern Bali, about 13 km from Denpasar. It is the 3rd busiest international airport in the country. It is hub for Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia and Merpati Nusantara Airlines. The airport handles both domestic and international flights.
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Juanda International Airport (SUB) – Sidoarjo, near Surabaya, island of Java
It is the second busiest and second largest airport in Indonesia, but it’s not hub for any airline. It handles both domestic and international flights.
Polonia International Airport (MES) — Medan, Sumatra
The airport is located about 5 km from the Central Business District. It serves both domestic and international flights (Singapore , Thailand, Malaysia). It is the fourth largest airport in Indonesia and is not hub for any airline.
Lombok International Airport (LOP) — island of Lombok
It is the only airport serving the island of Lombok and it just opened on October 1, 2011, replacing Selaparang Airport. It handles mostly domestic flights. The only international flights are to/from Singapore. The airport is not hub for any airline.
Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) — Bandung, island of Java
It is located just 5 km from the city of Bandung and is fast growing airport, handling both domestic and international (Malaysia, Singapore) flights.