Jakarta. Kualanamu International Airport at Kuala Namu, in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, has been rated four stars by Skytrax World Airport Star Rating, a global quality benchmarking assessor that evaluates standards of service quality for airports worldwide.
The rating from Skytrax puts Kualanamu airport on the same level as other more well-known four-star aviation facilities, including the Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and Heathrow Airport in England, said president director of state airport operator Angkasa Pura II, Budi Karya Sumadi.
Skytrax’s assessment include facilities at terminals, comfort at terminals, transit services, shopping and food areas, immigration services, security checks, services for departure and arrival, as well as supporting land transportation.
Kualanamu, inaugurated on March 27, is now the most modern airport in Indonesia, beating the busiest airport in the country, Soekarno-Hatta in Cengkareng, Banten. One of its most competitive features is the integrated baggage handling screening system, which gives the highest security level for baggage screening.
Kualanamu is also the only airport in Indonesia integrated with train networks to ease access for travelers.