Jakarta is one of Indonesia’s designated tourist areas. It is a gateway to other tourist destinations in Indonesia and is equipped with all the means of modern transportation by air, sea, rail, or by land. It has the largest and most modern airport in the country, the most important harbor in Indonesia and is well connected by rail of good roads to other destinations in Java, Sumatra, and Bali. As Indonesia’s main gateway, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport serves a growing number of international airlines and domestic flights. Jakarta is a city of contrasts; the traditional and the modern, the rich and the poor, the sacral and the worldly, often stand side by side in this bustling metropolis. Even its population gathered from all those diverse ethnic and cultural groups, which compose Indonesia, are constantly juxtaposed present reminder of the national motto; Unity in Diversity.
The capital city has a wide choice of fine hotels which are managed by well known international chains. These include the Jakarta Hilton, The Mandarin Oriental, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Hotel Borobudur , Aryaduta Hyatt, Hotel Sari Pan Pacific, Hotel Indonesia, President Hotel and independent hotels like Hotel Horison, Jayakarta Tower and Hotel Kartika Chandra.
The first five are rated five-star and the remainder four-star. All three and two-star hotels, in Jakarta have air-conditioned rooms, attached bathrooms with hot and cold running water, telephones in the rooms, restaurants, bar, room service and laundry with a few exceptions. Most of those in the three star, category have swimming pools, nightclubs and shopping arcades.
Most of the one-star hotels have air conditioned rooms, with attached bathrooms telephones and restaurants.
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Soekarno–Hatta) is the main airport serving the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport is named after the first President of Indonesia, Soekarno, and the first vice-president, Mohammad Hatta. The airport’s IATA code, CGK, originates from the name of the Cengkareng locality, a district situated to the northwest of the city.
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport was the 35th busiest airport in 2004-2006, according to Airliners World magazine. As of 2009, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport was the 23rd busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic.
The land area of the airport is 18 km². It has two independent parallel runways separated 2,400 m connected by two cross taxiways. There are three main terminal buildings: Terminal 1 (domestic flights only). Terminal 2 (international flights and Garuda Airlines domestic flights). Terminal 3, Pier 1 (domestic flights only).
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport has 150 check-in counters, 30 baggage carousels and 42 gates. Each sub-terminal has 25 check-in counters, 5 baggage carousels and 7 gates.
There are 4 main terminals at Jakarta International Airport:
Terminal 1, 2, 3, and Cargo Terminal.