|Pattimura Airport (PTA)
Bandar Udara Pattimura (PTA)
|IATA: AMQ – ICAO: WAPP
|Operator||PT Angkasa Pura I|
|Location||Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia|
|Elevation AMSL||33 ft / 10 m|
|Sources: List of the busiest airports in Indonesia|
Pattimura Airport is an airport in Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia (IATA: AMQ, ICAO: WAPP) and one of the major airports in the country. The airport was named after Pattimura, an Indonesian national hero who fought against the Dutch in 1816.
This airport is located 36 kilometers from the city of Ambon. The airport has an immigration office, a quarantine facility, a tax office, a cargo storage building, several small restaurants, public pay phones, and a post office.
Free wi-fi internet is available throughout the airport facility.
There are multiple ATM's available outside the terminal building near the Damri bus waiting place. The banks that have ATM's at the Ambon airport include: Bank Mandiri, Bank BNI, Bank BRI, Bank Maluku and Bank BCA.
The international terminal is 1,200 m2 (gates C & D) and has an annual capacity of 70,000 passengers. The domestic terminal is 7,393 m2 (gates A & B) and has an annual capacity of 406,000 passengers.
Currently there are no regularly scheduled international flights to or from Ambon, so the international terminal is used for domestic flights with that come in with larger airplanes and can make use of the 2 jet bridges for easier loading and unloading of the airplanes – especially when it is raining.
The cargo terminal is 1,192 m2. The outside parking area is 8,574 m2.
As usual when flying in Indonesia, the airport tax is not included in the ticket price, except when flying Garuda. After you check-in and get your boarding pass, you will need to pay the airport tax at a booth on the way to the gate. The airport tax is Rp 30,000 per person for departures from Pattimura Airport.
There also used to be a Rp 3,000 Maluku regional fee that was charged at a small desk next to the booth where the airport tax is collected, but that no longer is being asked of passengers.
Transport from Pattimura Airport to Ambon City center is possible through the following options:
Taxis are located outside the terminal, and are unmarked cars and vans. There are no marked/metered taxis in Ambon. There are always plenty of drivers anxious to take you anywhere you want to go. The drive around the bay to the city takes about an hour and costs Rp 100,000 – Rp 150,000. Usually the later in the day it is, the more likely the taxi drivers are willing to take a lower price.
As an alternative, you can also walk to the road and take an angkot to the Poka Ferry for Rp 3,500, and take the ferry to Galala for Rp 1,400, and then take an angkot from Galala into town for about Rp 3,000 depending on where in town you are going. This way also takes about an hour.
Damri bus company operates 3 times daily between the airport and Ambon city. Bus routes from the airport to Ambon City center takes you through these routes: Bandara – Hative Besar – Wayame – Rumah Tiga – Waiheru – Nania – Passo – Lateri – Halong – Galala – Batu Merah – Kantor DPRD – Hotel Manise – Hotel Amboina – Tugu Trikora – Mangga Dua – Kantor Jasindo – Hotel Abd. Alie – AY Patti – Lapangan Merdeka.
The bus routes from the city center to the airport are as follows: Lapangan Merdeka – Swalayan Citra – Batu Merah – Galala – Halong – Lateri – Passo – Nania – Waiheru – Rumah Tiga – Wayame – Hative Besar – Bandara Pattimura.
Airlines and destinations
|Deraya Air Taxi||Bula, Wakatobi, Baubau and Luwuk|
|Garuda Indonesia||Surabaya, Jakarta, Makassar|
|Lion Air||Jakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, Tarakan, Sampit|
|Sriwijaya Air||Jakarta, Makassar|
|Travira Air||Babo, Jakarta|
|Trigana Air Service||Dobo, Langgur, Sanana, Saumlaki, Ternate, Jayapura|
|Wings Air||Langgur, Fakfak, Manokwari, Nabire, Kaimana, Sorong|
|Xpressair||Langgur, Ternate, Saumlaki, Wakatobi|
Former Foreign Route
Since 1998, there has been no international routes operating out of the Pattimura International Airport. Previously there was a flight from Ambon to Darwin, Australia. There has been occasional flights to Darwin at the time of the various boating events, but no regularly scheduled international flights since 1998. Recently there has been talk of resuming international flights out of Ambon, but nothing specific has been announced yet.
- On 24 July 1992, Mandala Airlines Flight 660 crashed when on approach to Pattimura Airport. All 70 passengers and crew on board were killed.
- On 7 June 1997, a Merpati Nusantara Airlines flight collided with a tree on approach but was able to land safely.
- On 2 January 2007, Lion Air Flight JT 797 skidded on the runway stopping just 4 meters before the end of the runway. Neither the plane nor any of the passengers were injured, but a runway light was damaged. The accident occurred at 8:14am during heavy rains.
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- Angkasapura 1 website | http://www.angkasapura1.co.id/isi.php?option=ambon
- Penyesuaian Tarif PJP2U | http://www.pattimura-airport.com/arsip/70-pjp2u.html
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