Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport is prepared to welcome King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on March 1, 2017, according to the airports General Manager Abdul Rasyid.
Halim Perdanakusuma is a military airport that was opened for commercial flights in 2014, with the aim of easing air traffic at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, west of Jakarta.
In a written statement made available to ANTARA here on Saturday, Rasyid remarked that King Salmans trip to Indonesia will be preceded by the arrival of a wide-bodied Boeing 777 and two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with the delegates and the Prince of Saudi Arabia, at the Halim airport on Feb 28.
Later on Mar 1, King Salman and his entourage will arrive aboard two Boeing 747-400, one Boeing 777, and one Boeing 757 aircraft at the same airport.
The King of Saudi Arabia will arrive in Indonesia for a state visit and vacation along with his entourage of about 1.5 thousand people, including 10 ministers and 25 princes.
Later on Mar 3-4, the king and his entourage will depart from the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport for Denpasars Ngurah Rai International Airport for a vacation in the Indonesian island resort of Bali until March 9, 2017.
"In connection with the arrival of the king and his entourage, the airport management company PT Angkasa Pura II will cooperate with the Air Force and the Presidential Security Forces to improve security in accordance with the security standard procedure for VVIP state guests," Rasyid added.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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