Husein Sastranegara International Airport
|Husein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA)
Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara (HSA)
|Husein Sastranegara International Airport Terminal|
|IATA: BDO – ICAO: WICC
|Airport type||Public / military|
|Operator||PT Angkasa Pura II|
|Location||Bandung, West Java, Indonesia|
|Elevation AMSL||2,436 ft / 742 m|
|Sources: List of the busiest airports in Indonesia|
Husein Sastranegara International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara) (IATA: BDO, ICAO: WICC) is an airport in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. This fast-growing international airport is located c. 5 km north-west from the city centre and 2.4 km from Bandung Central train station. The site occupies an area of 145 hectares (358 acres) and serves the area of civil aviation in the south western part.
The airport is located in the city of Bandung and is surrounded by mountains, thus the landing approach has unique characteristics. This airport handles smaller size aircraft types, such as CASA CN235 or F28, and larger airplanes, such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 series. In late 2010, the number of flights (take-off and landing) from the airport reached a new high, of over 30 times a day and increasing rapidly. In August and September 2012, the airport will add a new terminal to overcome the existing overcapacity terminal with 900,000 passengers, while current passengers is 1.3 million passengers. The combined terminals capacities will be 3 million passengers.
The Airport was built by Dutch settlers in the colonial period, in Andir village. The airport was named Andir Airfield. Husein Sastranegara Airport is named after an Indonesian aviation hero from West Java, Husein Sastranegara.
The Bandung Air Show 2010 took place as a major event for the first time at the airport on September 2010, bringing international aviation audiences.
Terminal and facilities
The site has one airport terminal that is used for domestic and international flights. The area of the terminal is 2,411.85 square metres (25,961 sq ft) and has three floors. Terminal B (for all international flights) is being developed. Currently the airport can handle a maximum of 1 million passengers per year, and projected about 3 million passengers per year when terminal B is finished. Passengers can also enjoy facilities of two executive lounges, Internet access, TV, a musholla prayer room, restaurants, shops and ATMs.
On the north side of the runway, there is a hangar owned by PT Dirgantara Indonesia. Moreover, the airport is also equipped with PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) and VOR (VHF omnidirectional range), devices that help planes to land at night and other navigation tools.
Since 1 February 2009, the international-flight passengers are required to pay an airport tax of IDR 75,000, while domestic flight passengers are required pay an airport tax of IDR 25,000.
PT Angkasa Pura II, as the airport operator, had targeted at mid-year 2010, for the airport runway to be thickened from Pavement Classification Number (PCN) 37 cm to PCN 52 cm, to accommodate larger narrowbody aircraft, such as Airbus A320. As of April 2011, the 2,250-metre-long (7,380 ft) runway overlay was less than 50-percent complete, although an Airbus A320 had landed successfully.
The Governor of West Java announced that there would be a new airport built to replace Husein Sastranegara International Airport, named Bandung Majalengka International Airport. It would be located in Kertajati, Majalengka Regency, some 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Bandung. The plan has been uncertain, however, and halted due to long-term problems and lack of finances. Besides, a competing plan is being developed for the new airport at a more attractive location, such as near Karawang municipality.
Airlines and destinations
As a fast-growing, small-sized international airport, destinations and schedules have been changing rapidly. The following destinations have been served directly from Husein Sastranegara International Airport:
|Express Air||Pontianak ,Padang, Palembang||Domestic|
|Garuda Indonesia||Denpasar/Bali, Surabaya||Domestic|
|Indonesia AirAsia||Denpasar/Bali, Medan, Pekanbaru, Surabaya||Domestic|
|Indonesia AirAsia||Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore||International|
|Lion Air||Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Batam, Denpasar/Bali, Medan, Surabaya||Domestic|
|Merpati Nusantara Airlines||Bandar Lampung, Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta||Domestic|
|1||Surabaya||42||GA, QZ, JT, MZ, SJ|
|2||Denpasar/Bali||35||QG, GA, QZ, JT, MZ|
|3||Kuala Lumpur||28||AK, QZ|
The airport is located at the end of Pajajaran Street. Taxi and public transport are widely available. Some hotels in Bandung have provided a free airport transfer service. Car rental also has been available.
The airport has carpark facilities which can accommodate hundreds of cars.
- On 6 April 2009, a non-civil Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 crashed on landing and hit Hangar D of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian Aerospace), killing all 24 people on board. This crash is believed to have been caused by bad weather.
- On 16 April 2009, Merpati Nusantara Airlines flight 616, heading for Surabaya and Denpasar-Bali, failed to take off after running 400 metres (1,310 ft) on the runway and returned to the apron. No injuries or fatalities occurred.
- In 24 September 2010, a privately owned Super Decathlon (registered PK-NZP) crashed after the pilot attempted an acrobatic maneuver. The pilot, Alexander Supeli, an Indonesian aerospace engineer died several days later.
- On 29 December 2012, FASI AS-202 Bravo,with registration LM-2003 crashed after the pilot attempted an acrobatic maneuver on Bandung Airshow 2012. This is the second accident happened on Bandung Airshow,after the PK-NZP accident on Bandung Airshow 2010.
- Great Circle Mapper: BDO / WICC - Bandung, Indonesia
- Discover Bandung
- "Bandung airport over capacity, official says". June 19, 2012.
- See: Indonesia AirAsia.
- "Perluasan Bandara Husein Sastranegara Ditargetkan Juli 2010", BisnisKeuangan.kompas.com, 26 January 2010.
- SK. DIREKSI:KEP.15.02 01/02/2009
- "Tempo interaktif - Indonesian", tempointeraktif.com, 21 April 2010.
- "Bandung Airport Upgraded for Wide Planes", 5 April 2011, webpage: JP5.
- PT. Angkasa Pura II: Husein Sastranegara Airport (English)
- Airport information for WICC - Husein Sastranegara Airport - Bandung, Indonesia at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Accident history for BDO - Bandung Airport - Indonesia at Aviation Safety Network
- "Province looks forward to international airport", The Jakarta Post, 22 December 2006.