Asian Games 2018

Trip Planning Guide: Asian Games 2018

The 18th Asian Games will take place in Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018, with events hosted in two cities (Jakarta and Palembang).

Private, business, and commercial charter operators are advised to plan in advance. We don’t foresee a high-demand for ground services and landing permits, but reposition flights will require a special permit (subject to approval) which requires an additional three working days to process. 
Since the 2018 Asian Games are hosted in two venues, three international airports and eight domestic airports will be supporting the volume of air traffic scheduled for both commercial and general aviation expected during the event. See the Airport Considerations section further down the page.


About the Games

The Asian Games is a Pan-Asian multi-sport event. Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games. For the first time, the Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities; the Indonesian capital of Jakarta (which is hosting the Games for the first time since 1962), and Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra province.

Events will be held in and around the two cities, including venues in Bandung and the province of West Java. The games will feature 484 events in 42 sports, including the 28 permanent Olympic sports contested. Also, for the first time in Asian Games history, eSports will become a medal sport. A total of 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia are scheduled to participate in the games. For more details, visit and


Security Level: 4

Terrorist activity is a major concern, as evidenced by recurring antiterrorism operations and past incidents in the country. Crime affects the country to varying degrees. Social unrest in the form of protests and strikes affect the security environment throughout Indonesia. Separatist movements are present in the Aceh region of Sumatra and the Papua provinces.
World Fuel Services partners with UnitedHealthcare Global Risk to offer superior security intelligence and risk mitigation services. Special reports are provided by UnitedHealthcare Global Risk.


Permit Requirements

There are no special requirements for corporate aircraft flying into Indonesia landing in international airports, unless they must reposition to another domestic airport. This repositioning will require a special permit.
Standard lead time to obtain a landing permit for an international airport in Indonesia is three working days. Special permit for repositioning will require an additional three working days. This means it will take a total of six working days should an aircraft need to reposition to another airport within Indonesia.
Charter flights have the same requirements – nothing additional needed.

Visa Requirements

Corporate crew members of all nationalities do not require a visa to enter Indonesia.
Crew members of all nationalities can enter with general declaration and must be in uniform while on duty.

Using the button below, view a list of passenger nationalities that can enter Indonesia without a Visa.


Ground Handling

World Fuel Services recommended handlers:

  1. Karisma Flight Support
  2. Pt Sari Rahayu Biomantara


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Fuel is provided by PERTAMINA.

Corporate aircraft are able to arrange fuel through World Fuel Services via providing handlers a valid SO#.


Airport Considerations

Airport Bulletins: View Combined Airport Bulletins | NOTAMs: View Combined Airport NOTAMS


Primary Airports

WIHH - Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (Jakarta)
WIPP - Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (Palembang)
Due to parking limitations and NOTAMs imposed from 18 Aug 2018 – 2 Sep 2018, our team suggests operators "drop and go" instead of parking at Jakarta or Palembang.

Alternate Airports (Domestic)

WIII - Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (Tangerang)
WIHP - Pondok Cabe Airport (South Tangerang)

Alternate Airports (International/Domestic)

WIOO - Pontianak Supadio (Pontianak)
WICC - Husein Sastranegara-Bandung (Bandung)
WARR - Surabaya Juanda (Surabaya)
WABB - Biak Airport (Biak)
WIMM - Kuala Namu International (Medan)
WAHS - Ahmad Yani International Airport (Semarang)
WAHH - Adisutjipto International Airport (Yogyakarta)


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