Will Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) be on the top 10 busiest airports?

It might be.

Got the tweet from Daniel Giovanni (@qronoz), and I spent my time exploring the statistics at Wikipedia about World’s busiest airports by passenger traffic. Some interesting numbers there. According to the statistics in 2011, Soekarno-Hatta was ranked as the 12th busiest airport (by passanger traffic) in the world after Hong Kong International Airport and Denver International Airport. It’s bussier than John F. Kennedy International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport.
Still according to Wikipedia, “a passenger” is described as:

“someone who arrives in, departs from, or transfers through the airport on a given day”.

Seeing from the figure, I think Soekarno-Hatta might be on the top 10 list in 2012. Or, probably in 2013. Of course, there are some other factors involved, but let’s look closer on some facts about Soekarno-Hatta airport:

  • Soekarno-Hatta began to operate in 1985. The current operator is PT Angkasa Pura II, anyway.
  • Currently, there are 3 terminals (Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3). According to the plan, Terminal 4 will be build in 2013. In total, there are 45 gates.
  • By passenger traffic, here are some statistics:
    • In 2008, it was ranked number 36
    • In 2009, it was ranked number 22
    • In 2010, it was ranked number 16
    • In 2011, it was ranked number 12 (19.3% change from the previous year, with the total passengers of 52,446,618). Compared to the other 29 airports on the list, Soekarno-Hatta had the biggest growth followed by Atatürk International Airport of Turkey (16.3%)

So, what do you think about the statistics in 2012?