Air force base (RAAF)
|Serves||Baucau, East Timor|
|Elevation AMSL||1,777 ft / 542 m|
Baucau Airport has a much longer runway than Dili's Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport. Prior to 1975 this airport had been used for international flights, including those of Trans Australia Airlines from Australia and RAAF's air force base. Following the Indonesian invasion in 1975, this airport was taken over by the Indonesian military and closed to civilian traffic.
During the Indonesian occupation of East Timor, the airport served as a base for aircraft of the Indonesian Air Force, who were stationed for counter-insurgency effort toward the pro-independence guerilla.
After East Timor's independence, Baucau Airport also used again as air force base by the RAAF.
- Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) Archived 2008-08-27 at the Wayback Machine from Timor-Leste Civil Aviation Department Archived August 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Airport information for WPEC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for BCH at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
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