Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport

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Coordinates: 00°55′21″N 104°31′56″E / 0.92250°N 104.53222°E / 0.92250; 104.53222

Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport
Bandar Udara Internasional Raja Haji Fisabilillah
بانداراينتيرناتيونالراحاحاخيفيسابيليللاح
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator PT Angkasa Pura II
Location Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 52 ft / 16 m
Website www.rajahajifisabilillah-airport.co.id
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,250 7,381 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 231,388

Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport (IATA: TNJICAO: WIDN), formerly Kijang Airport, is an airport located in Tanjung Pinang, Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia. It is the second largest airport in Riau Islands, after the Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam.

History[edit]

The airport is named after Raja Haji Fisabilillah. In the beginning, it was managed by the State Assets Directorate General of Civil Aviation Ministry of Transportation. In 2000, the operation of Kijang Airport was transferred to PT Angkasa Pura II.

On April 12, 2008, Kijang airport's name was officially changed to Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport in a ceremony conducted by the Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia Jusman Syafii Djamal in the presence of Riau Islands Governor Ismeth Abdullah, Vice Governor of Riau Islands HM Sani, Chairman of the Parliament H.M. Nur Syafriadi and other local officials. new passenger terminal with a size of 8,300 m2 and one aerobridge was inaugurated in June 2013. It has a capacity of 1000,000 passengers per year, 10 times larger than the old terminal.

The airport was formerly served from Malacca in Malaysia by Sky Aviation. This was stopped in mid-2013 when Sky Aviation ceased operations. After that, the airport has not had any regular international destinations. In 17 December 2016, Citilink will begin charter flights from Tanjung Pinang to several cities in China, making this airport has international flights again.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Citilink[4] Charter: Changsha, Fuzhou, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Wuhan, Xiamen
Garuda Indonesia Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
Lion Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
Nam Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
Sriwijaya Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
Susi Air Dabo, Letung[5]
XpressAir Matak, Pekanbaru[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for WIDN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for WIDN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ https://travel.detik.com/read/2016/12/07/141500/3365130/1382/17-desember-citilink-bakal-layani-rute-wuhan-tanjungpinang
  4. ^ http://industri.kontan.co.id/news/citilink-buka-rute-penerbangan-china-tanjungpinang
  5. ^ http://www.rajahajifisabilillah-airport.co.id/id/airport/airlines
  6. ^ http://tanjungpinangpos.co.id/2015/121913/buka-rute-tanjungpinang-pekanbaru/

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