Sultan Thaha Airport

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Sultan Thaha Airport
Bandar Udara Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin


DJB is located in Sumatra Topography
Location of airport in Sumatra
Airport type Public
Operator PT Angkasa Pura II
Serves Jambi City
Location Jambi, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 01°38′17″S 103°38′40″E / 1.63806°S 103.64444°E / -1.63806; 103.64444
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 1.014,963

Sultan Thaha Airport (IATA: DJBICAO: WIPA) is an airport in Jambi City in the Jambi province of Indonesia. Located in the Paalmerah suburb of Jambi it has 73 flights departing per week for short haul destinations and 42 medium sized aircraft departing each week. This airport is named after Sultan Thaha, the last Sultan of Jambi.


In colonial times Jambi Airport was built by the Dutch and Japanese by the name of Airport Paalmerah. The name comes from the peg Paalmerah made of stone to determine the location of the airport boundary That Is attached by the Dutch and then given a name in red paint. In the 1950s after Indonesia proclaimed its independence, Jambi airport began to publicly airport by Departmental Agency of Civil Aviation, at the time the dimensions of the runway is 900m x 25m with construction of gravel and the Largest aircraft in operation is the Douglas DC-3.

Departmental Agency of Civil Aviation in 1970 changed the nomenclature to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Airports Pallmerah Became Technical Implementation of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Jambi Province. In 1976 the construction of the runway extension into 1650m x 30m. Dated 10 October 1978 Paalmerah Airport renamed Jambi Sultan Taha Airport is derived from the name of one local hero Jambi. In this year carried out the installation of a Runway Visual Aid Light, vasi, CCR, REILS.

Mid-1978 the nomenclature changes Airports Jambi Sultan Taha Sultan Taha Airport into Jambi. Year 1991 is the construction of a runway extension to 1800m x 30m. Approach in 1998 Executed the installation of Light and in 2000 again made a runway extension to 2000m x 30m. Along with technological development in 2005 carried vasi replacement and installation of PAPI.

1 January 2007 transfer of the Operational Management of Sultan Taha Airport jambi WHO Previously managed by the Technical Implementation Unit of the Department of Transportation and is now managed by PT Angkasa Pura II, while The Largest That aircraft served the A320. Since managed by PT (Persero) Angkasa Pura II has been planned runway extension to 2220m x 30m and has been operated now.


In 2012, the runway will be expanded to 2,400 meters long and 45 meters wide (later 2,600 meters) to accommodate up to equivalent Boeing 757 from previous Boeing 737. An Instrument Landing System will also add to enable incoming aircraft make a perfect landing in bad weather and upgrade the airport as international airport in 2012.[1]


On 12 December 2011 the grounbreaking of expansion terminal phase-1 has been done for capacity of 1.5 million passengers per year (phase-2, TBD). Today, passengers has touched 1 million, while the capacity of the terminal is only 300,000 passengers per year. The terminal will be expanded from 2,308 square meter to 13,015 square meter.[2]

The Future[edit]

In 2013, the Sultan Thaha International Airport Add Schedule International Route after Open new Terminal.

Zoo Airport[edit]

The Sultan Thaha Airport will be the first World's Zoo Airport in 2015, integrated with the Taman Rimba Zoo which only 900 meters from the new terminal. The airport will be set with animals nuances.[3] Due to access road to airport takes a part of zoo land, the zoo will be 13 hectares only and according to Forestry Ministry Regulation, a zoo should be at least 15 hectares, and if less than the rule should be categorized as Taman Satwa (Animal Park).[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Citilink Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta, Palembang(Begins 20 May 2015)
Garuda Indonesia Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta
Lion Air Batam, Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta
Sriwijaya Air Batam, Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta
Susi Air Kerinci, Muara Bungo, Dabo, Rengat, Palembang, Pekanbaru


Top Destinations of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport by Flight Frequency per July 2013
Rank Destinations Number of Flight Frequency per Week Airline(s)
1 Jakarta COA.svg Jakarta 47 Garuda Indonesia, Citilink,
Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
2 Lambang Riau Kepulauan.jpeg Batam 14 Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
4 Prov.Jambi.svg Muara Bungo 4 Susi Air
5 Riau COA.svg Rengat 2 Susi Air

Accident and incident[edit]

  • On 27 August 2008 a Sriwijaya Air Flight 290, a Boeing 737-200 overran the runway. There were eleven injuries and no fatalities. The injured include a farmer and his family who were hit by the plane.


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  2. ^ "Proyek Penerbangan AP II Bangun Terminal Baru Bandara Sultan Thaha". 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zoo Airport Rampung 2015, Ini Desainnya". April 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Taman Rimba Belum Standar Kebun Binatang". July 2, 2014. 

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