Hang Nadim Airport
|Hang Nadim International Airport
Bandara Internasional Hang Nadim
|Airport type||Public and Cargo|
|Elevation AMSL||126 ft / 38 m|
|Statistics (2014 Predict)|
Hang Nadim International Airport (IATA: BTH, ICAO: WIDD), also known as Bandara Internasional Hang Nadim, is located in Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia. Named after the famous Laksamana Hang Nadim, and is the only airport on the island.
The runway is the second longest in Southeast Asia, after Kuala Lumpur International Airport with 4,210 m long, and the longest in Indonesia.
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. BP Batam is planning to build a new terminal. Terminal 1 (old building) and Terminal 2 (new building). The old building is going to be renovated by BP Batam, from a capacity of 3 million passengers to 8 million passengers. The new terminal will also have a capacity of 8 million passengers. In total, Hang Nadim International Airport will have a capacity of 16 million passengers. A new runway is also planned by BP Batam. Later on 2016, BP Batam is going to build a monorail from Hang Nadim Airport to Batu Ampar.
At end of May 2014, Hang Nadim International Airport accompanied with the previous four, Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali; Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta; Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java; and Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra to operate the airport 24 hours a day due to many airlines make the Hang Nadim International Airport as a hub.
Airlines and destinations
|Citilink||Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru||Domestic|
|Garuda Indonesia||Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Surabaya, Bandung||Domestic|
|Garuda Indonesia Explore Jet||Bandar Lampung, Medan, Palembang (Begins 20 May 2015)||Domestic|
|Lion Air||Balikpapan, Bandung, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jambi, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta||Domestic|
|Malindo Air||Kuala Lumpur-Subang||International|
|Sriwijaya Air||Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jambi, Medan, Surabaya, Padang||Domestic|
|Wings Air||Bengkulu, Natuna, Pangkalpinang, Silangit, Tanjung Pandan||Domestic|
|Republic Express Cargo||Pekanbaru, Jakarta|
|Garuda Indonesia Cargo||Jakarta|
|MAS Kargo||Kuala Lumpur|
|Cardig Air||Jakarta, Singapore|
|FedEx Cargo||Jakarta, Singapore|
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||Batu Ampar, Batam||IDR 15,000|
|Damri||Batu Aji, Batam||IDR 20,000|
|Damri||Sekupang, Batam||IDR 20,000|
|Damri||Barelang Area, Batam||IDR 30,000|
Port Taxi is the taxi operating in the airport.
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.
Hang Nadim airport served 4 million passengers by the end of last year, which was a 6.3 percent increase from 3.76 million in 2012 and 5.26 percent from 3.38 million in 2011 respectively.
Malindo Air plans to commence international services from Batam to Hong Kong and Bangkok in 2015. Citilink notes that the Chongqing service from Batam is only a fuel transit stop.
- "Batam airport set to operate 24/7". May 22, 2014.
- Hang Nadim Badan Pengusahaan Batam Airport Official Site
- Hang Nadim Badan Pengusahaan Batam Airport at Batam Industrial Development Association (BIDA) website
- Airport information for WIDD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Current weather for WIDD at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for BTH / WIDD at Great Circle Mapper.
- Accident history for BTH / WIDD at Aviation Safety Network