Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport

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Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport
Bandar Udara Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie
Logo Kemenhub.svg
Mutiara SIS Al-jufrie.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator Ministry of Transportation
Serves Palu, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 86 m / 282 ft
Coordinates 00°55′07″S 119°54′35″E / 0.91861°S 119.90972°E / -0.91861; 119.90972

Sulawesi region in Indonesia PLWShow map of SulawesiPLWShow map of IndonesiaLocation of the Airport in Sulawesi
Sulawesi region in Indonesia

PLW is located in Sulawesi
PLW is located in Indonesia
Location of the Airport in Sulawesi
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,500 8,489 Asphalt
Sources: Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport (Indonesian: Bandara Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie) (IATA: PLWICAO: WAFF), formerly Masowu Airport, is an airport near Palu,[2] a city in the province of Central Sulawesi on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The airport was inaugurated in October 1957 by Indonesian President, Soekarno. The new terminal was opened on 13 April 2014.


This name was given by the President during his visit to Palu on October 10, 1957, as a form concerns. Sukarno then asked the name of this airfield to the Regent Rajawali Pusadan. When the airfield was named Masovu which means "Land of dusty".

According to Soekarno, Palu is one of the cities strings of pearls equator.

Mutiara airport in the morning.

The plan name will be replaced after the airport was completely restored from the airport which only accepts domestic flights into the international airport. Airport name is proposed to be renamed Mutiara Airport SIS Al-Jufrie to honor national hero origin Central Sulawesi, Sayyied Al-Habib Idrus Bin Salim Al-Jufrie.

Future planning[edit]

The airport is located at an altitude of 86 meters (282 ft) above sea level, has a paved surface of the runway designation numbers 15/33 measuring 2,067 x 45 meters so that a 13/31 measuring 2,750 x 45 meters, capable of handling Airbus A320 and Boeing 737.

Central Sulawesi government, is being recast this airport into an international airport in view of the high interest of the population in Central Sulawesi to air transport.


The airport resides at an elevation of 86 metres (282 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,250 m x 45 m (7,381 ft × 148 ft).[1][2] A new terminal which has 3 aerobridge was inaugurated on April 2014, replacing the old terminal, which has been demolished to make way for the apron of the new terminal.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Batik Air Makassar
Garuda Indonesia Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Makassar
Kalstar Aviation Toli-toli
Lion Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Makassar, Balikpapan, Surabaya
SMAC Buol, Masamba, Toli-toli
Sriwijaya Air Balikpapan, Makassar
Susi Air Rampi, Seko
Wings Air Ampana, Luwuk, Makassar, Toli-toli
XpressAir Buol, Gorontalo, Luwuk, Poso, Toli-toli


  1. ^ a b "Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie (PLW / WAFF)". Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Airport information for WAML from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for PLW at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).

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