Husein Sastranegara International Airport

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Husein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA)
Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara (HSA)


BDO is located in Java
Location of airport in Java
Airport type Public / military
Owner Indonesian Air Force
Operator PT Angkasa Pura II
Serves West Java (excluding the Jabodetabek area)
Location Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 2,436 ft / 742 m
Coordinates 06°54′02″S 107°34′35″E / 6.90056°S 107.57639°E / -6.90056; 107.57639
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,361 2,244 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 2,650,687

Husein Sastranegara International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara) (IATA: BDOICAO: WICC)[1] is an airport in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. This fast-growing international airport is located c. 5 km north-west from the city centre and 2.4 km from Bandung Central train station. The site occupies an area of 145 hectares (358 acres) and serves the area of civil aviation in the south western region of Java.

The airport is located in the city of Bandung and is surrounded by mountains, thus the landing approach has unique characteristics. This airport handles various aircraft, mostly the Airbus A320, and Boeing 737 series. [2] In 2016, the combined old and newly built section of terminal provides total capacity of 3.4 million passengers and area of 170,000 sqft. [3]

The airport will be one of two international airports serving Greater Bandung, the other one being the upcoming Bandung Majalengka International Airport, and has been planned as a major destination for Garuda Indonesia as well as the hub for Lion Air and Indonesia AirAsia.[4]


The Airport was built by Dutch settlers in the colonial period, in Andir village. The airport was named Andir Airfield. Husein Sastranegara Airport is named after an Indonesian aviation hero from West Java, Husein Sastranegara.

In late 2010, the number of flights (take-off and landing) from the airport reached a new high, of over 30 times a day and increasing rapidly.

The Bandung Air Show 2010 took place as a major event for the first time at the airport in September 2010, bringing international aviation audiences.

In 2012, Bandung Air Show took place again at the airport bringing even more international aviation audiences. It is again held in 2013, 2015 and it's a biennial event.

In 2016, the combined old and newly built section of terminal provides total capacity of 3.4 million passengers and area of 170,000 sqft, while previous capacity is only 750,000 passengers with 5,000 sqm.[5]

Martin B-10 bomber of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force at Andir airfield (1937)

Terminal and facilities[edit]

The site has one airport terminal that is used for domestic and international flights. The area of the terminal is 2,411.85 square metres (25,961 sq ft) and has three floors. Terminal B (for all international flights) is being developed. Currently the airport can handle a maximum of 1 million passengers per year, and projected about 3 million passengers per year when terminal B is finished.[6] Passengers can also enjoy facilities of two executive lounges, Internet access, TV, a musholla prayer room, restaurants, shops and ATMs.

On the north side of the runway, there is a hangar owned by PT Dirgantara Indonesia. Moreover, the airport is also equipped with PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) and VOR (VHF omnidirectional range), devices that help planes to land at night and other navigation tools.

Since 1 February 2009, the international-flight passengers are required to pay an airport tax of IDR 75,000, while domestic flight passengers are required pay an airport tax of IDR 25,000.[7]

PT Angkasa Pura II, as the airport operator, had targeted at mid-year 2010, for the airport runway to be thickened from Pavement Classification Number (PCN) 37 cm to PCN 52 cm, to accommodate larger narrowbody aircraft, such as Airbus A320 and Boeing 737[8] As of April 2011, the 2,250-metre-long (7,380 ft) runway overlay was less than 50-percent complete, although an Airbus A320.[9]

Future airport[edit]

Currently a new airport is being built in Kertajati, Majalengka Regency, some 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Bandung. This new airport for West Java is set to replace the current airport in Bandung, and is named Kertajati International Airport. The new airport is to open by 2017, according to plan. Husein Sastranegara Airport will then serve military and private aviation.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As a fast-growing, small-sized international airport, destinations and schedules have been changing rapidly. The following destinations have been served directly from Husein Sastranegara International Airport:

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur–International
Citilink Batam, Denpasar/Bali, Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Surabaya
Express Air Bandar Lampung, Padang, Palembang, Pontianak
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali, Surabaya
Indonesia AirAsia Pekanbaru, Surabaya (ends 31 July 2016), Denpasar/Bali, Kuala Lumpur–International, Singapore
Kal Star Aviation Semarang
Lion Air Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Batam, Denpasar/Bali, Makassar, Medan, Surabaya, Yogyakarta
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur–International
NAM Air Surabaya
SilkAir Singapore
Susi Air Pangandaran
Wings Air Bandar Lampung, Semarang, Solo, Yogyakarta


Busiest Direct Flights Out of Husein Sastranegara International Airport by Frequency
Rank Destinations Frequency
1 Surabaya 42 Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, NAM Air
2 Denpasar/Bali 35 Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air
3 Medan 30 Citilink, Lion Air
4 Semarang 14 Kal Star Aviation, Wings Air
5 Yogyakarta 14 Lion Air, Wings Air
6 Batam 7 Citilink, Lion Air
7 Banjarmasin 7 Lion Air
8 Balikpapan 7 Lion Air
9 Pontianak 3 XpressAir
10 Padang 4 XpressAir
11 Palembang 14 Citilink, XpressAir
12 Pekanbaru 14 Citilink, Indonesia AirAsia
13 Solo 7 Wings Air
14 Makassar 7 Lion Air
16 Lombok 7 Citilink
Busiest International Flights Out of Husein Sastranegara International Airport by Frequency
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airlines
1 Kuala Lumpur–International 21 AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Malindo Air
2 Singapore 14 Indonesia AirAsia, SilkAir
3 Johor Bahru 3 AirAsia

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is located at the end of Pajajaran Street. Taxi and public transport are widely available. Some hotels in Bandung have provided a free airport transfer service. Car rental also has been available.

The airport has carpark facilities which can accommodate hundreds of cars.[10]

Accidents & Incidents[edit]

  • On 17 July 1997, Trigana Air Service Flight 304, operated by a Fokker 27 PK-YPM crashed shortly after takeoff. All 5 crew and 23 of the 45 passengers on board perished.[11]
  • On 6 April 2009, a non-civil Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 crashed on landing and hit Hangar D of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian Aerospace), killing all 24 people on board. This crash is believed to have been caused by bad weather.
  • On 16 April 2009, Merpati Nusantara Airlines flight 616, heading for Surabaya and Denpasar-Bali, failed to take off after running 400 metres (1,310 ft) on the runway and returned to the apron. No injuries or fatalities occurred.
  • On 24 September 2010, a privately owned Super Decathlon (registered PK-NZP) crashed after the pilot attempted an acrobatic maneuver. The pilot, Alexander Supeli, an Indonesian aerospace engineer died several days later.[12]
  • On 29 December 2012, FASI AS-202 Bravo,with registration LM-2003 crashed after the pilot (Norman T, Lubis-Bandung Eye Centre Owner) attempted an acrobatic maneuver on Bandung Airshow 2012.


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