Utarom Airport

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Utarom Airport
Bandar Udara Utarom
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator Ministry of Transportation
Serves Kaimana, West Papua, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 03°38′40″S 133°41′43″E / 3.64444°S 133.69528°E / -3.64444; 133.69528Coordinates: 03°38′40″S 133°41′43″E / 3.64444°S 133.69528°E / -3.64444; 133.69528
Map
KNG is located in Papua
KNG
KNG
Location of the airport in West Papua, Indonesia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Utarom Airport or Kaimana Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Utarom) (IATA: KNGICAO: WASK) is an airport serving Kaimana,[1] located in the province of West Papua in Indonesia. Due to increasing passengers, the airport was heavily modernized. The airport development is done in several stages, which begin in 2012, followed in 2014, and was completed at the end of 2015. Currently, Utarom Airport has a modern passenger terminal design like that of Wamena Airport. Airport capacity also increased to be able to accommodate 102 passengers during peak hours. The passenger terminal is made more comfortable in order to improve service to passengers[3] In total, the construction of a passenger terminal covering an area of 1,800 square meters costs around Rp 75.5 billion.[4] The development of the airport was completed at the end of 2015 and was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo on 30 December 2016.[5]

Kaimana Airport which is a third class airport now has a runway length of 2,000 m x 30 cm, two taxiways, an apron area of 170 m x 60 m, and is able to accommodate planes such as the ATR 72-500. For the improvement of aviation safety, the airport is also equipped with new navigation equipment such as non-directional beacon (NDB), Doppler VHF omnidirectional range (DVOR), precision approach path indicator (PAPI), and the airfield lighting system (AFL).[6]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 19 feet (6 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 01/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,000 by 30 metres (6,562 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Garuda Indonesia Ambon, Manokwari, Nabire
Wings Air Ambon, Fakfak, Manokwari, Nabire, Sorong
Susi Air Potowai, Timika

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 8968 was a domestic passenger flight from Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, to Kaimana, West Papua, Indonesia. On May 7, 2011, the Merpati Nusantara Airlines Xian MA60 aircraft operating the flight crashed off the coast of West Papua on approach to Kaimana Airport in heavy rain. There were 21 passengers and 4 crew on board the aircraft; all were killed.[7][8][9][10][11]

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