Juwata International Airport

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Juwata International Airport
Bandar Udara Internasional Juwata
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator Ministry of Transportation
Location Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 03°19′36″N 117°33′56″E / 3.32667°N 117.56556°E / 3.32667; 117.56556
Website trk.informasibandara.org
TRK is located in Borneo Topography
TRK is located in Indonesia
Location of airport in Kalimantan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 7,381 2,250 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 1.012.265
Tarakan airstrip in May 1945

Juwata International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Juwata) (IATA: TRKICAO: WAQQ)[1] is an airport in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Tarakan which is off the coast of Borneo. The airport was the main Allied objective during the Battle of Tarakan (1945).

Juwata Airport has a runway area of 2,250 x 45 meters, 2 taxiways of area 82 m x 23 m each with another taxiway of area 176.59 m x 23 m connecting to the air force base. The airport have been developed both on the air side and the ground side. On the air side of the apron has been expanded from the original 335 m x 70 m into 335 m x 97 m. While on the land side of the passenger terminal has been greatly expanded into 12 440 m2 from the original 2,532 m2. Vehicle parking facility was also expanded into an area of 14,000 m2 from the original 1000 m2. The capacity of the airport also increased The old terminal was previously only able to serve 600 passengers daily, while the new terminal are able to serve 2,000 passengers daily.[2] The new terminal was officially inaugurated on 23 March 2016 by President Joko Widodo.[3]

The airport is planned to be a transit hub for people from other countries such as Malaysia, Brunei and Philippines who is going to travel to other cities in Indonesia.[4] Juwata Airport is a destination point of the ASEAN Single Aviation Market under Protocol I and II.

During 2010 Tarakan riot, negotiation between communities to end the conflict was held here.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Batik Air Balikpapan
Garuda Indonesia Balikpapan, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta[5]
KalStar Aviation Berau, Malinau, Nunukan, Tanjung Selor, Samarinda
Lion Air Balikpapan, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar, Surabaya
Malaysia Airlines
operated by MASwings
Kota Kinabalu, Tawau
Sriwijaya Air Balikpapan
Charter: Guangzhou
Susi Air Bunyu, Long Apung, Long Bawan, Malinau, Nunukan, Tanjung Selor


Due to the airport is used both by military and civil aviation, so the apron is also used together. In July 2014, the airport authority initials to build 183 meters taxiway to the military apron which can accommodate 4 Sukhoi and 2 Hercules together and the project is predicted to be finished in December 2014.[6]


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