Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport
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|Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport
Presidente Nicolau Lobato
|Operator||East Timor Civil Aviation Division|
|Location||Dili, East Timor|
|Elevation AMSL||25 ft / 8 m|
Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (IATA: DIL, ICAO: WPDL), formerly known as Comoro International Airport, is an 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.
Under Portuguese rule, Baucau Airport, which has a much longer runway, was used for international flights, but during Indonesian rule after 1975, the airport was known as Comoro International 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, 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.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Silk Air
operated by Citilink
|Denpasar, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta[Note 1]|
operated by NAM Air
- Citlink Flight From Jakarta Are Stop/Transit In Denpasar.
- Airport information for WPDL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Map from Multimap
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