As Batam continues to develop its tourism sector, Hang Nadim has proved to be a sufficiently effective airport. Originally developed as an alternative for Singapore Changi Airport (should an emergency force a redirect for aircraft), Hang Nadim has facilities sufficient for Boeing 747s and Airbus A380s, including the longest runway in Indonesia. It can also serve several times more passengers than it is currently serving.Lion Air has based itself from this airport and build a maintenance facility, as Jakarta's Soekarno–Hatta International Airport is severely congested.
The Detailed Engineering Design (DED) of the new terminal
BP Batam, the airport operator will build a new terminal on 2017 in the left side of Hang Nadim Airport cargo terminal and the renovation of the existing terminal. The renovation of the existing terminal, expansion of the airport apron, and the development of the new terminal will cost Rp. 3 trilion. The new terminal will be the second terminal of the airport. The existing terminal will be expanded from a capacity of 5 million passengers per year to 8 million passengers per year. The terminal will also able to hold up to 8 million passengers (first phase) per year. In total, both terminals will have a capacity of 16 million passengers per year. Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air will also help BP Batam renovating and developing the new terminal.
Shuttle airport bus are serving several destination from Hang Nadim International Airport, currently it serves by a bus operator, "Damri".
Hang Nadim International Airport Bus
Damri, the official airport shuttle bus
Port Taxi is the taxi operating in the airport.
Port Taxi, the official airport taxi.
Starting 2016, BP Kawasan Batam (airport operator) and investors from South Korea will start building a monorail from Hang Nadim International Airport to Batu Ampar with more than 10 stops.