Development this airport is aimed
to replace Polonia International Airport there are 85 years. The airport is
expected to become "Main Hub" that is the new international transit center
in Sumatera and the western part of Indonesia.
Besides that, the policy of
the development Kualanamu International Airport is due to presence of
Polonia International Airport in the center of Medan City have limitation
operational and difficult to be developed and the facilities of Polonia
International Airport is no longer able to accommodate needs for air
transport services tending to increase.
The Development Plans of Kualanamu International Airport
1992 : The Election study
of new airport location for replacment Polonia International Aiprort by The
General Directorat of Air Transportation, where for 6 (six) alternative
location in North Sumatera province there are around Kualanamu, Pantai
Cermin, And Hamparan Perak ( each two location). By Considering 6 (six)
aspect as follows:
a. Landscaping Zone Plans
b. Economic Growth
c. Economic Viability, Technically, Operational, Environment, and Air
d. Safety and Security Aviation
e. Integrated intra and inter modes
Selected 2 (two) alternative new airport location for replacing Polonia
International Airport that is Kualanamu area and Pantai Cermin (each one
1994 : Research for Master Plan & Basic Design of new airport for
replacing Polonia International Airport by General Directorate Air
Transportation about 2 alternative location that is Kualanamu area and
Pantai Cermin (each one location)
1995 : The determination of new Airport in Kualanamu for replacing
Polonia International Airport in Transportation Minister Decree no 41/ 1995
( 21 September 1995) and Refined later by Transportation Minister Decree no
66/ 1996 (6 November 1996).
1996 : The Launch of process land acquisition of location the new
airport Kualanamu 1.365 Ha By PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) as BUMN organizer
1997 : Study review master plan & basic design landside facilities
the new airport Kualanamu by PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)
The Development Plan of new airport Kualanamu with system “Ruislag”, in that
time consortium PT Lamtoro Gung Persada interest to become investor.
Related to the economic crisis in the new government regulation, the
development status of the new airport Kualanamu “Deferred Execution” through
Presidential Decree No 39/1997 on September 20, 1997; and then status
construction of new airport Kualanamu changed “Forwarded To Implementation”
through Presidential Decree No. 47/1997 on November 1, 1997.
1998 : a change in the status of the construction of new airport
Kualanamu "For Deferred Execution" through Presidential Decree No. 5/1998 on
January 10, 1998;
2002 : Published KEPRES No 15/ 2002 about the recovation of
Presidential Decree No 39/ 1997 intructed to Ministry Concerned to assess
the feasibility of continuation suspended projects implantation (including
the construction of new airport Kualanamu) on March 22, 2002;
Furthermore, The Ministry Of Transportation c/q General Directorate of Civil
Aviation conduct reexamination based on level of needs, availability of
funds and criteria / special characteristics projects and declared
development of new airport in Kualanamu feasible to continue. And with the
approval of the Prsident on the Reform Era, Minister of Transportation
establishes new airport development in Kualanamu can continue with BLN/ LOAN
system, But Indonesian Government Policy in “Indonesia Bersatu” Era approved
funding from the state budget and sharing with PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)
as Orgaizer public airport.
2003 : Preparation Detail Engineering Design Kualanamu Airport
development by Dirjen Air Transportation and PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero).
2006 : The Groundbreaking as the early commencement contruction of
new airport in Kualanamu by Vice President RI M. Yusuf kalla.
2007 : Determintion Master Plan of new airport Kualanamu with the
Minister of Transportation Regulation no: KM 30 / 2007 ( July 16, 2007) and
amandements with Minister of Transportation Regulation No : KM 16 / 2007
(November 29, 2007). Determinations KKOP (Flight Operation Safety Zone) new
airport Kualanamu wit Minister of Transportation Regulation No: KM 57/ 2007
(November 2, 2007).
2008 : Implementation of the new airport development in Kualanamu
still going on and expected to be completed on target airport operations
that have been set by The Government.
2013 : The Airport opened to Public On July 25, 2013.
2014 : Kualanamu International Airport was inaugurated officially by
President RI Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on March 27, 2014.