General Sudirman Airport

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General Sudirman Airport

Bandar Udara Jenderal Besar Soedirman
Summary
Airport typeIndonesian Airforce Airport
Public Airport (not yet operation)
ServesWirasaba, Central Java, Indonesia
Coordinates07°27′42″S 109°25′00″E / 7.46167°S 109.41667°E / -7.46167; 109.41667
Map
PWL is located in Java
PWL
PWL
Location of airport in Java
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2,600 850 Grass
Indonesian Air Force CN-235 landing at Wirasaba Airport

General Sudirman Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Jenderal Besar Soedirman), also known as Wirasaba Airport (IATA: PWL, ICAO: WICP) is located at Purbalingga Regency, Central Java, Indonesia.

It used to be an Indonesian Airforce airfield permitted to serve civil aviation since 2007.[1] The airforce base was officially renamed in 2016 after General Sudirman, who is a National Hero of Indonesia.[2] The airport serves 6 Regencies: Banyumas Regency, Purbalingga Regency, Banjarnegara Regency, Kebumen Regency, Wonosobo Regency and Pemalang Regency. Commercial operation of the airport is expected to have started by April 2020 after completion of the ongoing development,[3][4] whereafter the airport will be operated by PT Angkasa Pura II.

Development[edit]

850 meters current grass airstrip will be extended with hard pavement. The airport will have a land area of 115 hectares.[5] According to the plan, the runway will be made along 2,500 meters x 30 meters. However, for this first stage, the runway will be made along 1,600 meters x 30 meters.[6] At first stage the apron will be built around 70x70 meters, that can accommodate 2 parking stands the ATR 72 aircraft. The concept model of the terminal building has adopted local values in Purbalingga district with the limasan concept and also the joglo house plus batik ornaments and Central Javanese carvings. The terminal will have an areas measuring 3,000 square meters able to accommodate 300,000 passengers annually.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vice president wants new airport completed in time". Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "Lanud Wirabasa Purbalingga Resmi Jadi Lanud Jenderal Besar Soedirman"
  3. ^ "Panglima Jenderal Soedirman Airport in Purbalingga to become commercial airport". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Akhir 2019, Jawa Tengah Punya Bandara Jenderal Besar Soedirman". Kompas. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Development of General Soedirman Airport of Purbalingga Officially Begins". Netral News. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Lapangan Udara Wirasaba Purbalingga Kemungkinan Jadi Bandara". September 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Jokowi Inaugurates Soedirman Airport Construction in Purbalingga". Tempo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.