Hang Nadim International Airport
Hang Nadim International Airport
Bandar Udara Internasional Hang Nadim
|Owner||Government of Indonesia|
|Location||Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia|
|Elevation AMSL||126 ft / 38 m|
Hang Nadim International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Hang Nadim) (IATA: BTH, ICAO: WIDD), is located in Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia. It is named after Laksamana Hang Nadim, a Malay warrior. The airport has been the primary method of transport to and from Batam, alongside ferries to neighboring islands (including Singapore). Originally developed to handle diversions of aircraft from Singapore Changi Airport in case of an emergency, Hang Nadim has sufficient facilities and the longest runway in Indonesia, sufficient for wide body aircraft such as Boeing 747s and several times more passengers than it is currently serving.
It has the second longest runway in Southeast Asia, after Kuala Lumpur International Airport, at 4,214 m long. The airport stretches over a land area of about 1,800 hectares but only 40% of the land is at use for now.
Originally developed to handle diversions of aircraft from Singapore Changi Airport in case of an emergency, Hang Nadim has facilities sufficient for Boeing 747s, Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s, as well as the longest runway in Indonesia. It can also handle 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 International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi; Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali; Jakarta's Soekarno–Hatta; 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.
The Head of Batam Airport Hang Nadim, Suwarso, confirmed that a large gaping hole measuring 12 m x 5 m and 2m deep on a taxiway caused the surface of the asphalt layer to collapse on August 9, 2017. The collapsed ground occurred in a taxiway.
This was the second reported accident of soil collapse at the airport. On May 5, 2010, a 12m diameter hole was created when the surface collapsed beside a runway. Airport authorities blamed the incident to corroded steel structures supporting the drainage culverts.
Airlines and destinations
|Republic Express Cargo||Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Pekanbaru|
BP Batam, the airport operator, plans to expand and improve infrastructure under a massive project with a US$448 million. 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.
Planning for the airport was designed to be equipped with various facilities such as golf courses, hotels, retail facilities, recreation centers, convention center, offices for e-commerce and telecommunications, logistics, and the monorail to become an to be turned into a business travel destinations and Aerotropolis.
The airport has now become one of the most favourite areas for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry. In the long term, covering an area of 1,800 hectares Hang Nadim airport is planned to be developed into an Aeropolis. Lion Air’s subsidiary through Batam Aero Technic (BAT) has invested in Hang Nadim by building MRO facilities. BAT plans to expand the existing hangar to 28 hectares to accommodate as many as 250 aircraft.
Traffics and statistics
|Year||Passengers movements||Aircraft movements||Freight movements|
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- Terbang Langsung Dumai ke Batam dan Kualanamu, Wings Air Buka Rute Baru
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- "Hang Nadim Airport in Batam to be Turned into a Business Travel Destination". Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- "Airport development: 17 investors interested in funding Hang Nadim". Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- "BP Batam Statistic of Hang Nadim Airport". Retrieved 2016-11-20.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hang Nadim International Airport.|
- 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