Marinda Airport

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Marinda Airport

Bandar Udara Marinda
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorMinistry of Transportation
ServesWaisai
LocationWaisai, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua, Indonesia
Time zoneWIT (UTC+09:00)
Elevation AMSL9 ft / 3 m
CoordinatesCoordinates: 00°25′31.8″S 130°46′33″E / 0.425500°S 130.77583°E / -0.425500; 130.77583
Map
RJM is located in Papua
RJM
RJM
Location of the airport in West Papua, Indonesia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 4,593 1,400 Asphalt
Sources: Indonesian Ministry of Transportation[1]

Marinda Airport (IATA: RJM, ICAO: WASN), also known as Raja Ampat Airport, is an airport serving Waisai, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua, Indonesia. The airport serves as one of the main port of entry to the Raja Ampat Islands, which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth, other than the larger Domine Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong. Marinda Airport was inaugurated on 9 May 2012 by former Minister of Transport E. E. Mangindaan.[2] The airport was built due to the rapid increase of tourism coming to Raja Ampat Islands and the remoteness of the surrounding area, which was very difficult to access before. Currently, the airport can only accommodate small aircraft such as the ATR-72.

The initial construction of the airport was carried out in 2007 or 5 years after Raja Ampat became its own regency. In 2010 there has been a runway with a length of 800 meters with a width of 18 meters which is financed by government funds. In 2012 the runway is extended and widened to 1,200 meters at 30 meters by government funds. On December 19, 2014, the airport originally managed by the Work Unit (Satker) turned into a UPBU. Due to the pursuit of the Raja Ampat Sail which was attended by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other state officials, the runway extended again to 1,400 meters. The apron is expanded to 90 meters by 75 meters using government funds. It also built a building for power house, generator with a capacity of 150 Kwh, buildings and fire trucks.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
NAM Air Sorong[4]
Susi AirSorong
Wings Air Sorong[5]

Statistics[edit]

The Frequency of Flights at Marinda Airport
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airline(s)
1 Sorong, West Papua 17 NAM Air, Susi Air, Wings Air

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. "Marinda Airport". Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Bandara Marinda di Raja Ampat Siap Go International". CNN Indonesia. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  3. ^ Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. "Antisipasi Wisatawan Ke Raja Ampat, Bandara Marinda Terus Berbenah". Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Sriwijaya Air Group to offer flights to Raja Ampat". The Jakarta Post. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Bandara Marinda: Wings Air terbang setiap hari ke Raja Ampat". Majalah Bandara. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.