Hang Nadim Airport
|Hang Nadim International Airport
Bandar Udara Internasional Hang Nadim
|IATA: BTH – ICAO: WIDD|
|Airport type||Public and Cargo|
|Elevation AMSL||126 ft / 38 m|
Hang Nadim International Airport (IATA: BTH, ICAO: WIDD), also known as Bandara Internasional Hang Nadim, is located in Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia. Named after Laksamana Hang Nadim, it is the only international airport in Riau Islands province.
It has the second longest runway in Southeast Asia, after Kuala Lumpur International Airport, at 4,210 m long.
Originally developed as an alternative for Singapore Changi Airport (should an emergency force a redirect for aircraft), Hang Nadim has facilities sufficient for Boeing 747s, Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s, including the longest runway in Indonesia. It can also serve several times more passengers than it is currently serving. Lion Air has developed a base at the airport and built an aircraft maintenance facility, as Jakarta's Soekarno–Hatta International Airport is severely congested.
At end of May 2014, Hang Nadim International Airport became the sixth airport in Indonesia (after Sultan Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi; Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali; Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta; Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java; and Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra) to operate 24 hours a day. The move was the result of many airlines making the airport a hub for their operations.
Airlines and destinations
|Batik Air||Jakarta-Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta|
|Citilink||Bandung, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Semarang|
operated by Explore Jet
|Bandar Lampung, Medan|
|Lion Air||Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandung, Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jambi, Madinah, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Semarang, Solo, Surabaya, Yogyakarta|
|Malindo Air||Kuala Lumpur-Subang|
|Nam Air operated by Sriwijaya Air||Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jambi, Medan, Surabaya, Padang|
|Susi Air||Dabo, Pasir Pengaraian|
|TransNusa Air Services||Dumai|
|Wings Air||Bengkulu, Natuna, Pangkalpinang, Silangit|
|Republic Express Cargo||Pekanbaru, Jakarta|
BP Batam, the airport operator, will build a new terminal in 2017 adjacent to the existing terminal. The renovation and expansion of the existing terminal, expansion of the airport apron, and the development of the new terminal will cost Rp. 3 trillion. The new terminal will be the second terminal of the airport. The existing terminal will be expanded from a capacity of 4 million passengers per year to 8 million passengers per year with 6 jetbridges. The new terminal will also able to hold up to 8 million passengers (first phase) per year with 8 jetbridges. In total, both terminals will have a capacity of 16 million passengers per year and 14 jetbridges. Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Incheon International Airport will also help BP Batam, the airport owner and operator on developing the new terminal.
- "Batam airport set to operate 24/7". May 22, 2014.
- Hang Nadim Badan Pengusahaan Batam Airport at Batam Industrial Development Association (BIDA) website
- Airport information for WIDD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Current weather for WIDD at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for BTH / WIDD at Great Circle Mapper.
- Accident history for BTH / WIDD at Aviation Safety Network