H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport

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H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport
Bandara H. Hasan Aroeboesman
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Terminal-gedung-Ende.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator Civil Government
Serves Ende, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 08°50′57″S 121°39′38″E / 8.84917°S 121.66056°E / -8.84917; 121.66056
Website http://ene.otoritasbandara.info/
Map
ENE is located in Indonesia Flores
ENE
ENE
Location of airport in Flores
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 5,440 1,658 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data[1]

H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport (IATA: ENEICAO: WATE), also known as Ende Airport or Isi Airport, is an airport in Ende, Flores island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The airport serves as the point of entry to the Kelimutu National Park, which is located 60 km from the airport.

With a runway length of 1,650 meters and a width of 30 meters, the airport is capable of serving flights with a frequency of 6-12 flights per day. The airport is served by airlines such as Garuda Indonesia Explore, TransNusa Air Services and Wings Air. The airport is capable of accommodating aircraft such as the ATR-72 and Xian MA-60. The new passenger terminal building has an area of 800 square meters replacing the old terminal which only has an area of 370 square meters. The new terminal have also been equipped with a 6 ticket counter, 3 room quarantine and security. The airport check-in space is able to accommodate as many as 3-6 airline, 80 sets of new seats, air-conditioning means 15 units as well as the capacity of the reception area. The waiting room was originally only able to carry 40-50 people. But this time can accommodate 180-200 people, so it is very convenient for passengers traveling through this service.[2]

Although the airport contains very beautiful scenery surrounded by sea and mountains, H Hasan Aroeboesman Airport probably is one of the most extreme airports in Indonesia. Frankly, to have to turn 90 degrees plane shortly after takeoff or before landing. Not without reason, because there is a mountain a few kilometers from the end of the runway. Therefore, only the most experienced pilots are allowed to pilot aircraft that is going to or from the airport.[3]

Improvement[edit]

The current apron can accommodate three planes. When more than three planes need to use the apron any additional plane(s) must wait. Wait times for the use of the apron by a fourth or fifth plane have been up to 20 minutes. In 2014, the apron will be enlarged to the east to accommodate up to 5 planes.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar, Kupang, Labuan Bajo
Kalstar Aviation Denpasar, Surabaya
Wings Air Denpasar, Kupang, Labuan Bajo
Susi Air Sabu
TransNusa Air Services Denpasar, Kupang, Labuan Bajo, Tambolaka

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