Indonesia AirAsia QZ267 from Singapore Changi Terminal 4 to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F Flight Review
I booked this trip to Jakarta in advance specially for the supposed launch of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), but as things would have it, it did not launch on 18 August 2023. Nevertheless, since I have my flight booked already, I might as well go to Jakarta anyway since I can’t refund my ticket. For the onward journey, I chose Indonesia AirAsia QZ267 for the lunchtime departure from Singapore so I can dine in the skies with Santan.
Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4
All AirAsia flights depart from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4.
My print-at-home boarding pass for my Indonesia AirAsia QZ267 flight from Singapore Changi Terminal 4 to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F.
With my print-at-home boarding pass in hand, I headed straight for automated immigration and centralised security screening.
The departure board showing the departure gates is after security screening. My Indonesia AirAsia QZ267 flight would be departing from Gate G14.
Heading through duty free to the main departure transit lounge.
The transit area of Terminal 4.
As I arrived at the airport just in time, I headed straight to the gate for boarding.
Thankfully, Gate G14 was not too far, and just after where all the shops are.
I got to the gate just in time as Zone 2 passengers were already boarding. My boarding group is next.
Queuing to board last for my Indonesia AirAsia QZ267 flight.
Heading down the ramp to the aerobridge.
PK-AZP will be flying me to Jakarta.
Heading down the aerobridge.
Indonesia AirAsia QZ267
The interior of Indonesia AirAsia’s Airbus A320.
The row in front of my assigned seat was empty, so I hopped into it, since I was one of the last to board, and the passengers behind me had already taken their seats too.
The legroom available on board Indonesia AirAsia’s Airbus A320.
A tray table is provided with an advertising panel integrated into it.
The flight was not too full, and I moved myself to the window seat once the doors were about to close.
The window here was unfortunately quite scratched up.
Pushing back from the gate.
A variety of airlines now reside in Terminal 4.
Taxiing north towards the new Runway 3.
Looks like Runway 2 is almost ready too. I hope it will be in use soon for a shorter taxi, especially from T4.
Turning right towards Runway 3.
Taking the long taxi past Runway 2 parallel to Aviation Park Road.
Turning right again to Runway 20L.
Queuing behind a Singapore Airlines Boeing 737-8 for take-off.
Lining up on Runway 20L.
My Indonesia AirAsia QZ267 flight departed from Singapore Changi Airport at 12.17pm – 17 minutes delayed.
Looking down to the future Changi Airport Terminal 5.
It was quite a foggy day and I couldn’t see much out of the window to mainland Singapore.
Nasi Minyak Palembang with Chicken Stew
For lunch, I pre-booked the new Nasi Minyak Palembang with Chicken Stew exclusively available on Indonesia AirAsia. This costs S$4.
The Nasi Minyak Palembang is served with the Chicken Stew wrapped in a foil cup to prevent spillage, and pineapple chili served separately.
The presentation of the Nasi Minyak Palembang with Chicken Stew looks exactly as described in the menu offline and online, and tasted good too with the stew going very well with the Nasi Minyak, and moist food works well in dry aircraft environments. The pineapple chili was a tad sweet to my liking and was not too spicy. If it’s already not too spicy for me, it must be not spicy at all for Indonesians.
To complement my lunch, I ordered a Bali Kintamani coffee from the sales cart which followed behind the pre-booked meal cart. This costs Rp 20,000.
The clean toilet on board Indonesia AirAsia QZ267.
It was a hazy landing into Jakarta with poor visibility out of the windows. I wonder how things were from the cockpit.
Visibility got better during landing.
Landing over Tangerang.
Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
My Indonesia AirAsia QZ267 arrived at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 12.37pm – 8 minutes early.
Passing by Terminal 1 for domestic flights.
Lots of Lion Air planes at remote stands.
Some aircraft around still have covers over their engines.
Crossing the west-cross taxiway from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2.
Passing over the airport railway tracks on west-cross.
Turning to Terminal 2.
Hmm, this parking location feels weird.
Disembarking from the aircraft.
Ah, yes. A remote stand close to the terminal but not quite the gate.
Heading down the mobile stairs.
My remote stand F21 is just beside the main Gate F2 with an aerobridge.
Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F
Entering the terminal building from the driveway of Gate F2.
Heading into the air-conditioned arrivals level which looks fresher and brighter than I previously remembered it pre-renovation.
Heading along the arrivals path to immigration.
QR codes for the Electronic Customs Decleration (e-CD) (BC 2.2) are displayed throughout the walk for passengers to fill up the customs form. The Electronic Customs Decleration (e-CD) (BC 2.2) can be filled up from 2 days prior to arrival anywhere in the world with internet.
I filled up the Electronic Customs Decleration (e-CD) (BC 2.2) in advance already, a day before my arrival into Indonesia, and have my QR code already, so I headed straight for immigration while everyone else tries to scan the code and fill up the form there and then.
Heading down to arrival immigration. There were just 2 people ahead of me in the foreigners queue, thanks to some needing a Visa on Arrival instead, and others trying to deal with the WiFi and Electronic Customs Decleration (e-CD) (BC 2.2).
With no baggage to reclaim, I headed straight past the baggage reclaim area towards customs.
Near to the customs check area, there are also desktop computers for passengers to fill up the Electronic Customs Decleration (e-CD) (BC 2.2).
Going through customs was quick and simple with an officer scanning my Electronic Customs Decleration (e-CD) (BC 2.2) QR code and thereafter a quick scan of my bags with no issues. No queues at all.
Heading out of the arrival hall.
The arrival driveway of Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F.
It was another pleasant flight with Indonesia AirAsia with an early arrival in Jakarta and good food from the Santan menu as usual, this time, a local delicacy of Nasi Minyak Palembang with Chicken Stew.
The renovated Terminal 2F also feels fresher with better air-conditioning and brighter lights, making it a little bit more modern. Being one of few international flights landing at that time also meant almost no queues at immigration with just 2 people ahead of me, and 0 people in front of me at customs, which meant I went from the plane to the exit in around 5 minutes. An experience which felt like a private airport.
Terminal 2F may be old, but there’s lesser walking to do than the new Terminal 3, and lesser international airlines use Terminal 2F, since the other sections of 2D and 2E are used by domestic airlines. This means lesser international passengers arriving together and lesser queues. I actually quite like being back at the old Terminal 2F for a faster airport experience.