A Riau Airlines Fokker 50 at Komodo Airport
Komodo Airport ( [1 ] Indonesian: ) ( Bandar Udara Komodo IATA: LBJ, ICAO: WATO) is an airport near the town of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores in the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. The airport's name comes from Labuan Bajo's status as a departure point for tours to the nearby Komodo National Park, home of the Komodo dragon.
It was formerly known as
Mutiara II Airport, not to be confused with [2 ] Mutiara Airport located near the city of Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province.
Facilities [ edit ]
The airport resides at an
elevation of 67 feet (20 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,650 by 30 metres (5,413 ft × 98 ft). [1 ] [2 ]
Runway being extended to 2150 meters by Sep 2013 to accommodate 737's.
Airlines, and destinations [ edit ]
operated by Explore Garuda
Denpasar, Ende, Tambolaka
Indonesia Air Transport
Nusantara Air Charter
Pelita Air Service
Denpasar, Kupang, Maumere, Waingapu
TransNusa Aviation Mandiri
Denpasar, Kupang, Makassar, Maumere, Ruteng, Bajawa, Tambolaka, Waingapu, Larantuka, Alor
Trigana Air Service Ruteng
Wings Abadi Airlines
Denpasar, Kupang, Maumere, Ende
Incidents [ edit ]
On September 14, 2011 an
Aviastar aircraft hit a group of cows upon landing at Komodo Airport, slightly damaging its forward part, although the airport officers had driven the cows away using motorcycles, before the aircraft landed. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c "Komodo". Directorate General of Civil Aviation . Retrieved 17 March 2010.
^ a b c Airport information for WATO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
^ Airport information for LBJ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
^ "Island in focus: Plane hits cows at Komodo airport". September 16, 2011.
External links [ edit ]