Husein Sastranegara International Airport

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Husein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA)
Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara (HSA)
Bandung-airport.jpg
Husein Sastranegara International Airport Terminal
IATA: BDOICAO: WICC
BDO is located in Java
BDO
BDO
Location of airport in Java
Summary
Airport type Public / military
Operator PT Angkasa Pura II
Serves Bandung
Location Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 2,436 ft / 742 m
Coordinates 06°54′02″S 107°34′35″E / 6.90056°S 107.57639°E / -6.90056; 107.57639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,361 2,244 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 1,763,867
Aircraft movements 16,284
Cargo
Sources: List of the busiest airports in Indonesia

Husein Sastranegara International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara) (IATA: BDOICAO: WICC)[1] 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.[2] Grounbreaking of terminal addition has been done on September 29, 2014 with prediction will be finished in one year. The combined terminals old and new capacities will be 3.4 million passengers with area 17,000 meters square, while current capacity is only 750,000 passengers with 5,000 meters square, although now serve 2.46 million passengers.[3]

The airport has been planned as the hub for Lion Air and Indonesia AirAsia.[4]

History[edit]

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.

Martin B-10 bomber of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force at Andir airfield (1937)

Terminal and facilities[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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[7] As of April 2011, the 2,250-metre-long (7,380 ft) runway overlay was less than 50-percent complete, although an Airbus A320.[8]

Future airport[edit]

Currently a new airport is being built in Kertajati, Majalengka Regency, some 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Bandung. This new airport for West Java is set to replace the current airport in Bandung, and is named Bandung Majalengka International Airport. The new airport will open by 2017 or 2018. Husein Sastranegara Airport will then close to commercial aviation and be only used for military and private aviation.[9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As a fast-growing, small-sized international airport, destinations and schedules have been changing rapidly.[2][10] The following destinations have been served directly from Husein Sastranegara International Airport:

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Citilink Denpasar/Bali, Medan
Express Air Pontianak, Padang, Palembang
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali, Surabaya , Batam (begins 19 December 2014)
Indonesia AirAsia Denpasar/Bali, Pekanbaru, Surabaya
Indonesia AirAsia Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Lion Air Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Batam, Denpasar/Bali, Medan, Surabaya
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur (begins 19 December 2014)[11]
SilkAir Singapore
Susi Air Pangandaran
Wings Air Semarang, Yogyakarta, Solo

Statistics[edit]

Busiest Direct Flights Out of Husein Sastranegara International Airport by Frequency
Rank Destinations Frequency
(Weekly)
Airline(s)
1 Surabaya 45 GA, QZ, QG, JT,
2 Denpasar/Bali 40 QG, GA, QZ, JT
4 Medan 30 QG, JT
6 Yogyakarta 14 IW
7 Pekanbaru 7 QZ
8 Batam 7 GA, JT
9 Banjarmasin 7 JT
10 Balikpapan 7 JT
11 Pontianak 7 XN
12 Padang 7 XN
13 Palembang 7 XN
14 Semarang 7 IW
Busiest International Flights Out of Husein Sastranegara International Airport by Frequency
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airlines
1 Kuala Lumpur 30 AK, QZ
2 Singapore 25 QZ, MI, TR
3 Johor Bahru 4 QZ

Ground transportation[edit]

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.[12]

Accidents[edit]

  • 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.[13]
  • On 29 December 2012, FASI AS-202 Bravo,with registration LM-2003 crashed after the pilot (Norman T, Lubis-Bandung Eye Centre Owner) 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.

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