When one visits a foreign country, their first encounter with that country would usually be the airport. For those travelling to Medan via air, it would be Polonia International Airport.
The journey from the airport to downtown takes about 15 minutes.
The size of the airport is relatively small, suffers from overcrowding and being inappropriately located in the centre of the city of Medan. This airport would be closed down and replaced by the newly constructed Kuala Namu International Airport, projected during second half of 2013.
|Shops in the airport|
Please note that exit tax of IDR75,000 is payable in the airport prior to departure, and must be paid in IDR.