As the gateway of North Sumatra, Polonia airport is the fourth-largest international airport after Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta, Juanda in Surabaya and Bali Ngurah Rai. Located 2 km from the city of Medan, the Airport serves flights to big cities such as Jakarta and Batam, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh and Singapore.
The above land area 144 hectares, the airport has a runway 2,900 feet, 4 taxiways and apron covering an area of 81.455 m2. Two Terminal has a total area of 13.811 m2, designed to load up to 900 thousand passengers. The Terminal consists of a terminal for domestic flights. The airport is also equipped with a parking capacity of 300 cars in the domestic flights terminal and 200 cars in the international flights terminal.
In addition to the flight, on both the terminal there are several facilities for comfort to airport users such as photocopy shop, money changer, restaurant, snack bar, souvenir shop, watel and Duty Free Shop. Because its function is the international airport, Polonia is also equipped with the Ministry of immigration, Health Quarantine, Animal Quarantine, Plant Quarantine, quarantine the fish, and the Ministry of tourism information.
There are nine airlines operate here, namely Garuda Indonesia, Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Mandala, Rainbow, Pelita Air, car Oil, Silk air, MAS and SMAC. While its domestic flight routes is Banda Aceh, Meulaboh, Lokok, Lhokseumawe, GN. Sitoli, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Batam, Jakarta and Pontianak. There are also international destinations to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Singapore.
In order to improve security, cargo terminal pengoperasioan him using the system one door, to regulate the movement of cargo and prevent the occurrence of the manipulation of the flow of goods.
It is located close to the city centre and its capacity is no longer sufficient for its activities are increasingly busy, the airport will be transferred to the Kuala However, Deli Serdang district. For the initial phase, the airport will be built However Kuala with a capacity of 8 million passengers with a long runway 3750 m, and can accommodate as many as 10,000 aircraft activity each year. It will be a modern designed and designed to have rail access and a host of city check-in. The new airport was planned, it was able to operate in early 2009.
Medan Polonia airport – conditions, both in terms of capacity, the condition of the facility, and its location in the middle of the city, is considered to be eligible was enough to move to a new location.
In 2007 the construction of a new airport in Medan has been implemented and will be ready for operation by 2011. Medan new airport located at Kuala Namu Deli Serdang North Sumatra Province.