Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport

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Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport

Aeroporto Internacional
Presidente Nicolau Lobato
Dili Intl terminal.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorEast Timor Civil Aviation Division
LocationDili, East Timor
Elevation AMSL25 ft / 8 m
Coordinates08°32′47.59″S 125°31′28.99″E / 8.5465528°S 125.5247194°E / -8.5465528; 125.5247194Coordinates: 08°32′47.59″S 125°31′28.99″E / 8.5465528°S 125.5247194°E / -8.5465528; 125.5247194
Map
DIL is located in East Timor
DIL
DIL
Location of airport in East Timor
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 6,065 1,849 Asphalt

Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (IATA: DIL, ICAO: WPDL), formerly known as Comoro International Airport, is an international airport located in Dili, the capital of East Timor. The airport was renamed after Nicolau dos Reis Lobato, an East Timorese politician and national hero.

History[edit]

Historical picture of the Dili airport.

Under Portuguese rule, Baucau Airport, which has a much longer runway, was used for international flights, but during Indonesian rule after 1975, it was placed under the control of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, and Dili airport, known as Comoro International Airport, became the territory's principal civilian airport. The airport was placed under the control of the Australian Defence Force during Operation Astute in May 2006.

Dili's airport runway has generally been unable to accommodate aircraft larger than the Airbus A319, Boeing 737-500, Boeing 737-800, or C-130 Hercules, but in January 2008, the Portuguese charter airline EuroAtlantic Airways operated a direct flight from Lisbon using a Boeing 757, carrying 140 members of the Guarda Nacional Republicana.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Airnorth Darwin
Air Timor
operated by TransNusa
Kupang[2]
Citilink Denpasar, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta[Note 1]
NAM Air Denpasar
Air Timor
operated for SilkAir
Singapore
Sriwijaya Air Denpasar
  1. ^ Citlink flights from Jakarta stop over in Denpasar.

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