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Adisutjipto Airport

Coordinates: 07°47′17″S 110°25′54″E / 7.78806°S 110.43167°E / -7.78806; 110.43167
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Adisutjipto/Adisucipto Airport

Bandar Udara Adisutjipto/Adisucipto

Papan Anggegana Adisutjipto/Adisucipto
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura I
ServesSpecial Region of Yogyakarta
LocationMaguwoharjo, Depok, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Time zoneWIB (UTC+07:00)
Elevation AMSL379 ft / 116 m
Coordinates07°47′17″S 110°25′54″E / 7.78806°S 110.43167°E / -7.78806; 110.43167
Java region in Indonesia
Java region in Indonesia
JOG/WAHH is located in Java
Location of airport in Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
JOG/WAHH is located in Indonesia
JOG/WAHH (Indonesia)
JOG/WAHH is located in Southeast Asia
JOG/WAHH (Southeast Asia)
JOG/WAHH is located in Asia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,218 2,200 asphalt
09R/27L 4,386 1,337 grass
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft movements103,944

Adisutjipto Airport or Adisucipto Airport (IATA: JOG, ICAO: WAHH) is a minor domestic airport serving the Yogyakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. It was formerly the principal international airport serving this area. The airport is located in the Sleman Regency, in the Yogyakarta Special Region, on the northeast outskirts of the city, near the Prambanan historic temple site. The airport is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the city centre.

Adisutjipto Airport was once the fourth busiest airport in the region of Java–Bali, after Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta, Juanda International Airport (SUB) in Surabaya, and I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Bali. It has one runway, with dimensions of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) by 45 metres (148 ft). The number of passengers flying through Adisucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta, throughout 2016 increased by approximately 13 percent compared to 2015. 7.2 million passengers were recorded in 2016 whereas in 2015, the number was 6.38 million. All jet-powered flights were relocated to the new international airport on 29 March 2020.


A Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 NG with its current livery at Adisutjipto Airport, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (2010)

Adisutjipto Airport was preceded by a landing ground at Maguwo, which was used before and during the Second World War. The current airport is named after Agustinus Adisucipto, a pilot who was killed during an attack on Maguwo by the Dutch on 29 July 1947, when his flight, the Dakota VT-CLA, was shot down. Based on the decision of the head of the Air Force Staff No. 76 of 1952 on 17 August 1952, the name of Maguwo Airbase was changed to Adisutjipto Airbase.

Since 1959, Adisutjipto Airport was made for the Republic of Indonesia Air Force Academy (AAU). In 1964, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, with its decision and with the approval of the Indonesian Air Force, AdiSutjipto Jogjakarta Airport became a combined civil and military airport. In 1972, the first expansion of the civil air terminal was carried out. Then in 1977, the terminal was expanded again because of the increasing volume of flights. On 1 April 1992, by Government Regulation No. 48 of 1992, Adisutjipto Airport was officially entered into the management of Angkasa Pura I Corporation. On 2 January 1993, its status was changed to PT (PERSERO) Angkasa Pura I.

The airport was heavily damaged by the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake and had to be closed for two days. Some parts of the runway were cracked, and the departure lounge collapsed. Most flights were canceled or rerouted to Adisumarmo International Airport, Solo. After the airport returned to service on 30 May 2006, all passengers used the international lounge until the new domestic departure lounge was ready. During this period, passenger comfort was affected as the international lounge was designed only for about 100 passengers at a time. The airport was closed for several days due to the 2010 Mount Merapi eruption, flights were diverted to Adisumarmo International Airport in Solo, Jenderal Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, or transferred to another mode of transportation in Yogyakarta.

International routes[edit]

Adisutjipto Airport's entrance

Adisutjipto became an international airport on 21 February 2004, with the first flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, operated by the Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. This was the successful conclusion to the city's efforts of over 30 years to have an international airport. International routes were moved to the new Yogyakarta International Airport in 2020. In April 2024, the Department of Transportation revoked the ability of Adisutjipto airport to serve international flights.[1]


Adisutjipto Airport's domestic departure lounge

Adisucipto has been redeveloped to cope with the increasing number of passengers. The location of this airport is unusual since the passenger terminal is only about 10 metres from a railway line. A long-range plan has been developed to build Adisucipto as a 'fused terminal', by building a railway station and bus terminal in the airport. There is still a problem of limited availability of land. An underpass connecting the terminal building and a new car park (to the north of the railway) has been completed. The construction of the new Maguwo Station to the north of the airport has also been completed. In August 2015, a new Terminal B was opened. Currently, the airport has a secondary taxiway besides having a primary taxiway to the south of the apron. This taxiway is to the east of the apron and is used to connect the apron to the eastern (or Runway 27) end of the runway. Previously, aircraft had to backtrack down the runway which caused a bottleneck and reduced the number of operations at the airport per hour.

New airport[edit]

The limited availability of land around the airport, and over-capacity caused the government to plan to relocate the airport to Temon in Kulon Progo Regency.[2] PT Angkasa Pura I and the Yogyakarta provincial government built the new airport in Kulonprogo (including the airport city). It was built as a joint venture between PT Angkasa Pura I and the Indian GVK Group with 51 and 49 percent of shares, respectively.[3] The new airport can accommodate up to 30 million passengers per year and was opened in 2020.

As of 29 March 2020, Adisutjipto will only serve limited commercial, military, and private aviation.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Wings Air ATR 72-500
Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-400


CitilinkJakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma


Adisucipto International Airport was once one of the busiest in the Java–Bali region. It had faced a growing trend in passengers over the past decade. The table below is based on data from PT Angkasa Pura I, who is responsible for management of the airport.[4]

year total
2001 806,744 2,066,649 11,505
2002 917,714 2,602,279 12,010
2003 1,481,022 3,712,441 17,052
2004 2,442,915 8,307,448 27,102
2005 2,558,262 11,267,961 25,961
2006 2,564,144 9,667,944 23,050
2007 2,598,549 10,528,329 22,559
2008 2,793,769 11,627,950 24,150
2009 3,368,228 11,209,411 37,894
2010 3,690,350 12,307,346 46,457
2011 4,292,156 12,850,482 51,516
2012 4,998,028 13,717,769 58,629
2013 5,775,947 14,819,926 64,719
2014 6,236,578 15,922,944 72,868
2015 6,380,336 16,104,121 83,773
2016 7,208,557 17,124,137 95,885
2017 8,634,369 18,145,167 103,944

Ground transportation[edit]


Shuttle buses serve several destinations from Adisucipto Airport; it is served by a bus operator DAMRI. These fares are valid as of 20 July 2016.

destination fare (IDR)
Adisucipto Airport Bus
all operated by DAMRI
Kebumen (Hotel Patra) 60,000
Magelang (Hotel Wisata) 50,000
Purworejo (Pool Damri) 50,000
Wonosari 50,000
Secang 60,000
Temanggung 70,000
Borobudur 75,000
Borobudur 85,000

Trans Jogja, a bus rapid transit (BRT) of Yogyakarta opened several routes passing through the Adisucipto Airport which connects passengers to destinations around Yogyakarta, along with other Trans Jogja routes.

service route notes
Trans Jogja City Bus
Trans Jogja Line 1A Prambanan Bus Terminal – Adisucipto Airport – Tugu StationMalioboro – Jogja Expo Centre (JEC)
Trans Jogja Line 1B Prambanan Bus Terminal – Adisucipto Airport- Jogja Expo Centre (JEC) – General Post Office – Pingit – Gadjah Mada University
Trans Jogja Line 3A Adisucipto Airport – Ngabean Terminal
Trans Jogja Line 3B Giwangan Bus Terminal – Jokteng Kulon – Pingit – MM Gadjah Mada University – Yogyakarta Northern Ring Road – Adisucipto Airport – Kotagede
Trans Jogja Line 5B Adisucipto Airport – Jombor Terminal
Teman Bus Yogyakarta City Bus
Teman Bus Line K3J Adisucipto Airport – Pakem Terminal

Car and taxi[edit]

The airport is located on Yogya to Solo road km. 9, which is a part of Indonesian National Route 17, and connects Adisucipto Airport to Yogyakarta city centre, as well as Solo. There is extensive car and motorcycle parking space available. Car rental and taxis are available.


Adisucipto Airport is connected with Maguwo Station, which is connected to the airport via a tunnel. As of 2021, the station is served by KRL Commuterline Yogyakarta–Solo commuter rail, serving the Yogyakarta to Solo Balapan corridor.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 13 January 1985, a Vickers Viscount PK-RVT of Mandala Airlines was damaged beyond economic repair after it made a belly landing.[5]
  • On 13 January 1995, Garuda Indonesia's Boeing 737-300 PK-GWF overran the runway by about 50 metres due to the runway being wet with rain; there were no casualties.
  • On 7 March 2007, Garuda Indonesia Flight 200, a Boeing 737-400 PK-GZC, came in too fast, bounced twice, overran the runway and burst into flames upon landing from Jakarta; 21 passengers and a crew member were killed in this accident. This was the first fatal incident at Adisucipto Airport.
  • On 20 December 2011, Sriwijaya Air Flight 230, operated by Boeing 737-300 PK-CKM, overran the runway as it was not on a stabilised landing criteria and came in too fast; there were no casualties.[6]
  • On 6 November 2015, Batik Air flight 6380, a Boeing 737-9GP(ER) PK-LBO, overran the runway on landing by 100 metres which caused the nose gear to collapse; no casualties were reported.
  • On 1 February 2017, Garuda Indonesia Flight 258, a Boeing 737-800 registered PK-GNK overran the runway; all 123 passengers on board survived.[7]
  • On 23 October 2020, the landing gear of Citilink Flight 1107, an ATR 72-600, is struck by a kite during the landing at the airport; the aircraft is not damaged.[8]

Beside those accidents, there are some other minor incidents mainly because of landing in rain but without any casualties.


  1. ^ Expat, Indonesia (29 April 2024). "Indonesia Revokes International Status of 17 Airports". Indonesia Expat. Retrieved 15 May 2024.
  2. ^ "Yogyakarta to get new airport". 26 February 2012. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Kulonprogo menjadi lokasi bandara internasional". 4 June 2012.
  4. ^ Statistik LLAU Angkasa Pura I. Retrieved on 5 December 2011. (in Indonesian)
  5. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Final Report Flight SJ230". The Aviation Herald. 3 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Garuda aircraft skids off runway in Yogyakarta". The Jakarta Post.
  8. ^ detikcom, Tim. "Ini Kronologi Layang-layang Tersangkut di Roda Pesawat Citilink". detikfinance (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 December 2020.

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