Baucau Airport

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Baucau Airport
Overhead Baucau.jpg
IATA: BCHICAO: WPEC
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Government
Serves Baucau, East Timor
Elevation AMSL 1,777 ft / 542 m
Coordinates 08°29′07″S 126°23′57″E / 8.48528°S 126.39917°E / -8.48528; 126.39917Coordinates: 08°29′07″S 126°23′57″E / 8.48528°S 126.39917°E / -8.48528; 126.39917
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,509 8,233 Bitumen
Sources: AIP Timor-Leste[1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Baucau Airport (IATA: BCHICAO: WPEC), former Cakung Airport, is an unattended airport located 6.5 km (4.0 mi) west of Baucau, a city in East Timor (Timor-Leste).[1][2][3]

Under Portuguese rule, Baucau Airport, which has a much longer runway than Dili's Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport was used for international flights, including those of Trans Australia Airlines from Australia. Following the Indonesian invasion in 1975, this was taken over by the Indonesian military and closed to civilian traffic.

Sign posted at outside the parking ramp at Cakung Airport in October 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) from Timor-Leste Civil Aviation Department
  2. ^ a b Airport information for WPEC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ a b Airport information for BCH at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).

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