Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK), which is about 20 km west of Jakarta, is the primary international airport serving Jakarta and the surrounding region. The airport is a hub for a number of airlines, including Airfast Indonesia, Aviastar, Batik Air, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Tigerair Mandala and Trigana Air Service. From CGK, travelers can fly non-stop to other points in Indonesia, other countries in Asia, as well as destinations in Australia, the Middle East and Europe.
The busiest travel routes are on flights from Jakarta to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) offers commercial service to domestic destinations in Indonesia. Airlines at HLP include Citilink, Pelita Air Service and Susi Air. Non-stop flights are available to destinations including Malang, Palembang, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Balikpapan, Denpasar/Bali, Dumai, Makassar, Matak, Pangkalpinang, Pekanbaru, Sorong and Natuna. Garuda and Lion Air also offer hajj flights to Jeddah.
There are several steps you can take to find cheap flights from Jakarta. First, start your search at least a couple of months in advance. Airfares tend to increase as your date of travel approaches. Second, be flexible about travel dates and times. Also, consider all available airports and airlines. Finally, consider low-cost carriers such as AirAsia (Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur), Cebu Pacific (Manila), Citilink (Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Batam, Bengkulu, Jambi, Makassar, Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Pangkal Pinang, Surabaya, Tanjung Pandan and Denpasar/Bali), Indonesia AirAsia (Bangkok, Denpasar/Bali, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Makassar, Penang, Phuket and Singapore) and Tigerair (Singapore).
Hong Kong is a popular destination for Indonesian travelers departing from Jakarta. Here are some important things to know when planning your trip to Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Garuda and Tigerair Mandala fly non-stop from Jakarta to Hong Kong. The flying time is about 4 hours, 45 minutes.
Indonesian passport holders visiting the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for 30 days or less usually do not require a visa. However, confirm with the Chinese diplomatic or consular mission in your area to that a visa isn’t necessary for your trip.