Minangkabau International Airport

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Minangkabau International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional Minangkabau
Minangkabau Airport MRD-1.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura II
LocationPadang Pariaman Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Opened22 August 2005 (operational)
25 August 2005 (official)
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates00°47′12″S 100°16′50″E / 0.78667°S 100.28056°E / -0.78667; 100.28056Coordinates: 00°47′12″S 100°16′50″E / 0.78667°S 100.28056°E / -0.78667; 100.28056
Sumatra region in Indonesia
Sumatra region in Indonesia
PDG is located in Sumatra
Location of airport in West Sumatra / Indonesia
PDG is located in Indonesia
PDG (Indonesia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers Movement (annual)3.937.251
Terminal Capacity (annual)1200000

Minangkabau International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Minangkabau), (IATA: PDG, ICAO: WIEE) is the principal airport serving the province of West Sumatra on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located at Ketaping, Padang Pariaman Regency which is about 23 km north-west of Padang city center. The airport became operational in July 2005, replacing the old Tabing Airport in Padang. The airport is named after the Minangkabau ethnic group who inhabit the region.


Minangkabau Airport Area Terminal

Minangkabau International Airport is located 23 km from the center of the city of Padang, occupying an area of ± 427 hectares as the main gateway to West Sumatra. The airport was built in 2001 replacing Tabing Airport which has been operating for 34 years. The relocation from Tabing Airport to Minangkabau International Airport was done because the old airport could no longer meet the requirements in terms of flight safety. The new airport construction cost approximately 9.4 billion yen, in the form of soft loan from Japan Bank International Corporation (JICB) and the state budget of around Rp 97.6 billion (10% of it). The constructions were carried out by the main contractors Shimizu and Marubeni of Japan JO and Adhi Karya from Indonesia. The Airport can accommodate wide-body aircraft like Airbus A330, Boeing 747-400, or Boeing 777 and upon completion of the all the facilities in the future, it would have better facilities for passengers and operators.


Minangkabau International Airport is the third airport in Indonesia, after Soekarno–Hatta Airport at Cengkareng and Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan to be constructed from scratch. The airport is now undergoing development for expansion. Phase I is already completed. In phase II the terminal will be developed to 49,124 square meters to accommodate 5.9 million passengers per year. The number of check-in counters will increase to a total of 32 counters with 5 conveyor belt baggage luggage. The runway will expand from the current measuring 2,750 x 45 square meters to 3,000 x 45 square meters in order to accommodate the operation of larger aircraft. The number of taxiways will also increase to 8 taxiways so that it will accelerate aircraft traffic on the air side to improve the airline's on time performance and accommodate more flight operations.[3]

Terminal and facilities[edit]

There is one terminal building for both international flights and domestic flights. The airport has 17 check-in counters, 5 baggage conveyors, and 9 ticket sales counters.[4] The architecture of airport terminal adopting bagonjong (spired roof), Minangkabau vernacular architecture commonly found in rumah gadang traditional house.

The runway is compatible for Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 planes.[5] There is an ample parking space and a range of retail stores selling various goods (especially local products).

The airport is designed to serve only 2.87 million passengers per year, but the airport served 4.13 million passengers in 2018. Due to overcrowding, airport authority pledges to expand the airport capacity from current 3.84 million passengers movement to 5.7 million passengers starting from 2018.[6][7] Apart from expanding the airport, airport authority also focuses on renovating the airport preexisting facilities. Some facilities that have been refurbished are the toilet and the arrival gates.[8] After finishing the first phase of development, the passenger terminal building is expanded to 36,789 square meters so it can accommodate 3.7 million passengers per year.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-300 parked at Minangkabau International Airport


AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Batik Air Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
CitilinkBalikpapan, Batam, Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Medan, Palembang
Charter: Kunming [9]
Garuda Indonesia Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jeddah
Indonesia AirAsia Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Lion Air Batam, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jeddah,[10][Note 1] Medan, Medina,[11][Note 2] Surabaya, Yogyakarta–International[12]
Sriwijaya Air Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Susi Air Batu Islands, Mukomuko, Sipora
Wings Air Bengkulu, Gunungsitoli, Jambi, Palembang, Pekanbaru[13]
Xpress Air Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
  1. ^ Lion Air flights from Padang to Jeddah and Medina includes a stop-over at Thiruvananthapuram. However, Lion Air does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Padang and Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. ^ Lion Air flights from Padang to Jeddah and Medina includes a stop-over at Thiruvananthapuram. However, Lion Air does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Padang and Thiruvananthapuram.


Cardig Air Jakarta—Halim Perdanakusuma


The Frequency of Domestic Flights at Minangkabau International Airport
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airline(s)
1 Jakarta, Special Capital Region (All Airports) 220 Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
2 Batam, Riau Islands 35 Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air
3 Medan, North Sumatra 14 Lion Air
4 Palembang, South Sumatra 14 Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air
5 Gunung Sitoli, North Sumatra 9 Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air
6 Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region 7 Lion Air
7 Bandung, West Java 7 XpressAir
8 Surabaya, East Java 7 Lion Air
9 Pekanbaru, Riau 7 Wings Air
10 Bengkulu, Bengkulu 7 Wings Air
11 Jambi, Jambi 7 Wings Air
12 Batu Islands, North Sumatra 2 Susi Air
13 Sipore, West Sumatra 1 Susi Air
14 Mukomuko, Bengkulu 1 Susi Air

The Frequency of International Flights at Minangkabau International Airport
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airline(s)
1 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 21 AirAsia
2 Saudi Arabia Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2 Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia
3 Saudi Arabia Medina, Saudi Arabia 2 Lion Air
4 China Kunming, China 2 Citilink

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport can be reached by bus service, taxi, and airport train service.


Service Destination Fare
Shuttle Airport Bus
Tranex Mandiri Lubuk Begalung, Padang IDR 18,000
Damri Pasar Raya, Padang IDR 22,000


Passengers are encouraged to use metered taxi to avoid scams. Taxis are available anytime at the taxi parking area. They are usually available from 07:00 AM to 22:30 PM.[14]


A 3.9 km railway connecting the nearby Duku Station to the newly-built Minangkabau International Airport Station has been inaugurated by President Joko Widodo on 21 May 2018. From Duku Station, the railway continues to run to Padang Station. It is the third airport rail link in Indonesia after Kualanamu Airport Rail Link and Soekarno–Hatta Airport Rail Link.

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for WIPT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for WIPT at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Ini Rencana Pembangunan Bandara Internasional Minangkabau". Republika. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  4. ^ PT Angkasapura II – Minangkabau Airport Facilities
  5. ^ Minangkabau Airport Archived 23 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ ""Airport Grow Faster" Ala Angkasa Pura II". Kompas.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Bandara Minangkabau Diperluas Tahun Depan". Bisnis.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Rencana AP II untuk Percantik Bandara Minangkabau". detik.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  9. ^ Citilink adds new routes to China in Jan 2020
  10. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274693/lion-air-further-expands-737max-8-saudi-arabia-routes-from-oct-2017/
  11. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274546/lion-air-adds-boeing-737max-service-to-saudi-arabia-from-oct-2017/
  12. ^ https://agent.lionair.co.id/LionAirAgentsPortal/Default.aspx
  13. ^ https://agent.lionair.co.id/LionAirAgentsPortal/Default.aspx
  14. ^ "Passenger Guides". Minangkabau International Airport. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

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