Komodo Airport

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Komodo Airport
Bandar Udara Komodo
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator Ministry of Transportation
Serves Labuan Bajo, Flores Island, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 67 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 08°29′12″S 119°53′21″E / 8.48667°S 119.88917°E / -8.48667; 119.88917Coordinates: 08°29′12″S 119°53′21″E / 8.48667°S 119.88917°E / -8.48667; 119.88917
Website http://www.indonesiaairport.com
LBJ is located in Flores
Location of airport in Flores
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,250 7,381 Asphalt
Sources: Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation,[1] DAFIF[2][3]
A Riau Airlines Fokker 50 at Komodo Airport

Komodo Airport[1] (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Komodo) (IATA: LBJ, ICAO: WATO) is an airport near the town of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores in the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. The airport's name comes from Labuan Bajo's status as a departure point for tours to the nearby Komodo National Park, home of the Komodo dragon.

It was formerly known as Mutiara II Airport,[2] not to be confused with Mutiara Airport located near the city of Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province. On September 2013 the first Boeing 737-800 landed and took off successfully.

On 27 December 2015, President Joko Widodo inaugurated new terminal of Komodo Airport.

The new terminal will be able to improve passenger services from the previous 150 thousand passengers per year to 1.5 million passengers per year are expected to increase the number of tourists coming to the island of Flores and its surroundings.


The airport is at an elevation of 67 feet (20 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,650 by 30 metres (5,413 ft × 98 ft).[1][2]

In addition, the foundation also extended runway with a length of 2,250 meters and a width of 45 meters which can accommodate aircraft jet medium class Airbus A320, Boeing 737-800, and Boeing 737-900ER. Previously only able to accommodate aircraft propeller class ATR 72-600.[4]

It is estimated that 16 aircraft can land and take off each day with the expansion of the runway. In the future this service will also be sought to operate 24 hours.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aviastar Mandiri Denpasar/Bali, Selayar
Batik Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta[5]
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali, Ende, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta,[6] Kupang
NAM Air Denpasar/Bali
Susi Air Bima, Waingapu
TransNusa Denpasar/Bali
Trigana Air Service Ruteng
Wings Air Denpasar/Bali, Ende, Kupang, Maumere, Surabaya


On September 14, 2011 an Aviastar aircraft hit a group of cows upon landing at Komodo Airport slightly damaging the forward part of the aircraft. Airport officers on motorcycles had attempted to drive the cows away before the aircraft landed.[7]


[1] President Joko Widodo Inaugurated new terminal of Komodo Airport (27 December 2015)

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