Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport
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|Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport
Presidente Nicolau Lobato
|Operator||East Timor Civil Aviation Division|
|Location||Dili, East Timor|
|Elevation AMSL||25 ft / 8 m|
Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (IATA: DIL, ICAO: WPDL), formerly known as Comoro International Airport, is an airport located in Dili, the capital of East Timor. The airport was renamed after Nicolau dos Reis Lobato, an East Timorese politician and national hero.
Under Portuguese rule, Baucau Airport, which has a much longer runway, was used for international flights, but following its integration to Indonesia in 1975, this was taken over by the Indonesian military and closed to civilian traffic. The airport was placed under the control of the Australian Defence Force during Operation Astute in May 2006.
Until 2008, Dili's airport runway has been unable to accommodate aircraft larger than the Boeing 737 or C-130 Hercules, but in January 2008, the Portuguese charter airline EuroAtlantic Airways operated a direct flight from Lisbon using a Boeing 757, carrying 140 members of the Guarda Nacional Republicana.
Airlines and destinations
|Garuda Indonesia||Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta (ends 15 June 2015)
Seasonal: Denpasar, Yogyakarta (ends 20 June 2015)
Seasonal: Denpasar (ends 20 June 2015)
|Air Timor Cargo||Denpasar, Jakarta−Soekarno−Hatta, Singapore|
|Garuda Indonesia Cargo||Denpasar, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta|
- Airport information for WPDL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Map from Multimap
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