Husein Sastranegara International Airport
|Husein Sastranegara International Airport|
Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara
|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|
Husein Sastranegara International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Husein Sastranegara) (IATA: BDO, ICAO: WICC) is an airport in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. It is located within the city 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 runway can handle various aircraft now and in the past, Airbus A320 series, Boeing 737, certain types of Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 (200) series. The combined two concourses of terminal, domestic and international provides total capacity of 3.5 million passengers and area of 170,000 square feet (16,000 m2).
The airport is one of two international airports now serving Greater Bandung, the other being the Kertajati International Airport, and has been planned as a major destination for Garuda Indonesia as well as the hub for Lion Air, Citilink and Indonesia AirAsia.
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.
Prior to 2016, the airport had an ideal capacity of only 750,000 passengers per year, therefore was running extremely over capacity, under-equipped and under-staffed. Currently the combined old and newly built section of terminal provides capacity of roughly 3,5 million passengers per year when all the 2015-2017 redevelopment are finished.
Terminal and facilities
The airport terminal has two concourses which are used for domestic and international flights. The area of the terminal is 17,000 square metres (182,986 sq ft) and has three floors.
There are two executive lounges, Internet access, LED displays, a prayer room, coffee/tea shops, restaurants, bookstore, shopping arcades and ATMs.
On the north side of the runway there are airport facilities 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, 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.
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, Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737, and Boeing 737 MAX As of April 2011, the 2,250-metre-long (7,380 ft) runway overlay was less than 50-percent complete, although an Airbus A320 has landed.
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 finally replace the current airport in Bandung, when all infrastructure are finished, and is named Kertajati International Airport. The new airport is to open by 2018. Husein Sastranegara Airport will then serve limited commercial, military and private aviation.
Airlines and destinations
As a fast-growing international airport, destinations and schedules have been changing rapidly. The following destinations have been served directly from Husein Sastranegara International Airport:
|1||Surabaya||64||Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, NAM Air|
|2||Denpasar/Bali||56||Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air|
|3||Medan||24||Citilink, Lion Air|
|4||Semarang||32||NAM Air, Wings Air|
|5||Bandar Lampung||24||Wings Air|
|6||Pekanbaru||16||Citilink, Lion Air|
|8||Yogyakarta||16||Lion Air, Wings Air|
|9||Pontianak||10||Lion Air, XpressAir|
|16||Jakarta-Halim Perdanakusuma||7||Wings Air|
|17||Pangkal Pinang||7||NAM Air|
|1||Kuala Lumpur–International||25||AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Malindo Air|
|2||Singapore||20||Indonesia AirAsia, SilkAir|
The airport is located at the end of Pajajaran Street. Taxi is widely available. Some hotels in Bandung provide free airport transfer services. Car rental also is available. The airport has carpark facilities which can accommodate hundreds of cars.
Accidents and incidents
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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