Nop Goliat Dekai Airport

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Nop Goliat Dekai Airport

Bandar Udara Nop Goliat Dekai
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorMinistry of Transportation
LocationYahukimo Regency, Papua, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL55 m / 180 ft
Coordinates4°51′14″S 139°29′08″E / 4.853996°S 139.485673°E / -4.853996; 139.485673Coordinates: 4°51′14″S 139°29′08″E / 4.853996°S 139.485673°E / -4.853996; 139.485673
DEX is located in Papua (province)
Location in Papua
DEX is located in Indonesia
Location in Indonesia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,950 6,398 Asphalt
Sources: DGCA[1]

Nop Goliat Dekai Airport (IATA: DEX, ICAO: WAVD) is an airport serving the town of Dekai, the capital of Yahukimo Regency, Papua, Indonesia. Nop Goliat Airport is one of the seven pioneer airports that connects 517 villages in Yahukimo. Construction of the airport Nop Goliath is built on an area of 230 hectares, there have been initiated in the period 2004-2010 by using a budget of Rp 321 billion The airport was built to be a logistics distribution center in the highland region of Papua, as well as supporting the mobility of people and goods. Construction of airports is intended as a logistics distribution center for central highland region of Papua Province, which previously concentrated through Wamena Airport.[2]

After extensive delays, the airport was finally inaugurated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on 18 October 2016. Jokowi personally wants this airports continue to be developed and requested Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi to extend the runway from 1,950 m to 2,500 meters for the next 2 years.[3] Then, the Ministry of Transportation has allocated Rp 350 billion ($26.8 million) for the expansion, so the expansion runway can serves Boeing 737-200 and Boeing 737-300. It is predicted that the expansion will be finished in 2017.[4]

Currently Nop Goliath airport runway equipped with measuring 1.950 m x 30 m, 2 exit taxiway with a size of 75 m x 23 m each, an apron measuring 320 m x 60 m and equipments as well as other supporting facilities. In the meantime the airport terminal building itself has a n area of 1,900 m2 and can accommodate 300 passengers at peak hours.[5]


The airport resides at an elevation of 55 metres (180 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,950 m x 30 m (6398 ft × 98 ft).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following destinations are served from Nop Goliat Dekai Airport:

Susi Air Jayapura, Wamena
Trigana Air Service Jayapura
Wings Air Jayapura


  1. ^ "Page for Nop Goliat Dekai Airport". Indonesian DGCA. 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ Akhirnya..Bandara Nop Goliat Berdiri di Tengah Pegunungan Papua
  3. ^ Presiden Jokowi Resmikan Bandara Nop Goliat Dekai, Papua
  4. ^ "Papua's Yahukimo District Gets $26.8m for Airport Expansion". Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Kementerian Perhubungan Republik Indonesia - Keberadaan Bandara Nop Goliat Dekai Tingkatkan Konektivitas di Papua