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 type Public
Operator East Timor Civil Aviation Division
Location Dili, East Timor
Elevation AMSL 25 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 08°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: DILICAO: 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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Airnorth Darwin
Air Timor
operated by Silk Air
Singapore
Air Timor
operated by Citilink
Denpasar, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta[Note 1]
Sriwijaya Air Denpasar
Sriwijaya Air
operated by NAM Air
Denpasar[2]
  1. ^ Citlink Flight From Jakarta Are Stop/Transit In Denpasar.

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