Achmad Yani International Airport
|Achmad Yani International Airport (AYIA)
Bandar Udara Internasional Achmad Yani (AYIA)
|IATA: SRG – ICAO: WARS
|Operator||PT Angkasa Pura I|
|Elevation AMSL||13 ft / 4 m|
|Sources: List of the busiest airports in Indonesia|
Achmad Yani International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Achmad Yani) (IATA: SRG, ICAO: WARS) is the airport serving Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. The airport used to be a military airbase owned by the TNI (Armed Forces of Indonesia) until 1966 when the airport was declared to be open for domestic commercial flights, other than as an airbase for the Indonesian Army. The airport is located in the coastal area of Maron beach in West Semarang district, which is prone to flooding and abrasion. The ponds already in existence around the airport compound and mangroves will be planted along the coastline in line with the green airport concept which was scheduled to be completed by June 2013. The area commonly known as Kalibanteng, hence it was commonly known as Kalibanteng Airbase in the past. The name Achmad Yani was taken to honour one of Indonesia’s National Heroes, General Achmad Yani.
Currently, it is operated by PT Angkasa Pura I, a state enterprise of the Indonesian Department of Transport that manages airports in the eastern part of Indonesia. It became an international airport with the first international flight of Garuda Indonesia to Singapore in August 2004.
Achmad Yani International Airport used to be a military airbase for the Indonesian Army. It opens for commercial flights after the joint decree between Chief of the Air Staff, Minister of Transport, and the Army Chief of Staff on 31 August 1966. Since 1 October 1995, the management of the airport was transferred to PT Angkasa Pura I and this marked the start of the fully commercial function of the airport until now. Expansion of the airport was commenced in 2004, done in phases starting with the addition to the length of the runway to accommodated safer landing of wide bodied aeroplanes. The airport gained its international status in August 2004 with its inaugural flight from Semarang to Singapore, as mentioned in the Minister’s Decree No. 64/2004 on 10 August 2004. However, due to the global recession, the Semarang-Singapore route operated by Garuda was discontinued. Batavia Air took over this route in November 2009. Batavia Air ceased operations on 31 January 2013 as an outcome of a petition for bankruptcy on 30 January 2013. AirAsia, operating as AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia have routes to both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur from Semarang's Achmad Yani International Airport in 2013
Achmad Yani International Airport currently has one terminal to the south of the runway, with one arrival and departure gate each for domestic and international flights. The terminal has a total area of 2657 m2 and domestic capacity of 180 passengers. Facilities include souvenir shops, food outlets, bank, money changer, hotel and travel booking offices, taxi and rental car services. It also has a 2680 metre runway. And in 2013, Achmad Yani International Airport planned to build the new terminal to increase the passenger capacity.
Airlines and destinations
|Garuda Indonesia||Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Surabaya||Domestic|
|Kal Star Aviation||Pangkalanbun, Ketapang, Pontianak, Sampit||Domestic|
|Lion Air||Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta||Domestic|
|Merpati Nusantara Airlines||Bandung, Sampit||Domestic|
|Sriwijaya Air||Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Surabaya||Domestic|
|Trigana Air Service||Pangkalanbun||Domestic|
|Wings Air||Denpasar, Surabaya||Domestic|
Note: Data as at May 5, 2013
Accidents and incidents
- On 1 May 1981, Vickers Viscount PK-RVN of Mandala Airlines was damaged beyond economic repair when it departed the runway on landing, causing the starboard and nose gear to collapse.
In 2013, the stage-1 expansion has been running with priority of land development. The stage-2, 3 and 4 will be done after signing agreement between Indonesian Army and PT Angkasa Pura I. The army will get fixed contribution and variable profit portion for land lease of 88,45 hectares of Army's land. The new terminal will be 40,900 square meters and the 6,708 square meters existing terminal will given back to the Army.
- "Semarang airport redesigned to go green". January 4, 2012.
- "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- "Pengembangan Bandara A Yani Tunggu Proposal". September 3, 2013.
- PT. Angkasa Pura I: Achmad Yani Airport (English)
- Achmad Yani Airport Website
- Airport information for WARS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Accident history for SRG at Aviation Safety Network