El Tari International Airport

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El Tari International Airport
Bandar Udara Internasional El Tari
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Summary
Airport type Military / Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator PT Angkasa Pura I
Serves Kupang
Location Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 102 m / 335 ft
Coordinates 10°10′17″S 123°40′16″E / 10.17139°S 123.67111°E / -10.17139; 123.67111Coordinates: 10°10′17″S 123°40′16″E / 10.17139°S 123.67111°E / -10.17139; 123.67111
Website kupang-airport.com
Map
KOE is located in Indonesia Timor
KOE
KOE
Location in Timor
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
12/30 1,273 4,175 Dirt/Grass
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 1.174.928
Aircraft movements 18.824
Cargo 4.147.795
Source: World Aero Data[1]
Sources: List of the busiest airports in Indonesia

El Tari International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional El Tari) (IATA: KOEICAO: WATT) is an airport in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The airport is named after El Tari, the governor of East Nusa Tenggara from 1966 to 1978. The airport's ICAO code was changed from WRKK to WATT in 2004.[2] The airport used to serve international routes to Dili and Darwin. This was closed in the 1990s, due to the alleged violation of human rights by the Indonesian Armed Forces in East Timor. The Kupang-Dili route is planned to be resumed as soon as possible, operated by Lion Air.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Batik Air Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno—Hatta
Citilink Surabaya
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Surabaya
Garuda Indonesia operated
by Explore and Explore Jet
Denpasar/Bali, Ende, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Labuan Bajo–Komodo, Tambolaka
Kalstar Aviation Denpasar/Bali, Ende, Maumere, Labuan Bajo–Komodo, Makassar (all suspended)
Lion Air Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta–Soekarno—Hatta, Surabaya,
Nam Air Denpasar/Bali, Waingapu, Maumere, Tambolaka[4]
Nam Air
operated by TransNusa
Alor, Ende, Ruteng, Bajawa, Lewoleba, Larantuka [5]
Sriwijaya Air Jakarta–Soekarno—Hatta, Surabaya
Susi Air Lewoleba, Sabu
TransNusa Bajawa, Denpasar, Larantuka, Labuan Bajo, Lewoleba, Maumere, Rote, Ruteng, Waingapu
Wings Air Alor, Atambua, Bajawa, Denpasar/Bali, Ende, Larantuka, Labuan Bajo–Komodo, Maumere, Rote, Tambolaka, Waingapu

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 27 November 2009, Batavia Air Flight 711, operated by a Boeing 737-400 made an emergency landing after a problem was discovered with the landing gear.[6]
  • On 2 December 2009, Merpati Nusantara Airlines Fokker 100 PK-MJD made an emergency landing when the left main gear failed to extend. There were no injuries among the passengers and crew.[6]
  • On 10 June 2013, Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 6517, a Xian MA60 operated by Merpati Nusantara Airlines suffered a structural failure and crashed on the runway after a hard landing. No one was killed in the crash, but 25 people were injured. 5, including the Captain, was seriously injured. An investigation by the NTSC found that the pilot moved the throttle to the way back, causing the aircraft to lose lift. The crash was the second hull loss of a Xi'an MA60 operated by Merpati.[7]
  • On 21 December 2015[8] a Kalstar Aviation Embraer ERJ-195 PK-KDC overshot the runway at El Tari Airport in Kupang.[9]

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