Bandar Udara Komodo
|IATA: LBJ – ICAO: WATO|
|Serves||Labuan Bajo, Flores Island, Indonesia|
|Elevation AMSL||67 ft / 20 m|
Komodo Airport (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, 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.
Runway being extended to 2,150 metres (7,054 ft) by September 2013 to accommodate Boeing 737 aircraft.
Airlines, and destinations
|Aviastar Mandiri||Denpasar, Selayar|
operated by Explore Garuda
|Denpasar, Ende, Tambolaka|
|Susi Air||Bima, Waingapu|
|TransNusa Aviation Mandiri||Denpasar|
|Trigana Air Service||Ruteng|
|Wings Abadi Airlines||Denpasar, Kupang, Maumere, Ende|
On September 14, 2011 an Aviastar aircraft hit a group of cows upon landing at Komodo Airport, slightly damaging its forward part, although the airport officers had driven the cows away using motorcycles, before the aircraft landed.
- "Komodo". Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
- Airport information for WATO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for LBJ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "Island in focus: Plane hits cows at Komodo airport". September 16, 2011.
- Media related to Komodo Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Accident history for LBJ at Aviation Safety Network
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