Domine Eduard Osok Airport
|Domine Eduard Osok Airport
Bandar Udara Domine Eduard Osok
|Owner||Government of Indonesia|
|Operator||Ministry of Transportation|
|Location||Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia|
|Elevation AMSL||10 ft / 3 m|
Sorong Airport (also known as Domine Eduard Osok Airport) (IATA: SOQ, ICAO: WASS) is an airport in Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia. It is one of the largest and busiest airports on the Bird's Head Peninsula. It replaced the smaller, former World War II airfield, Jefman Airport on the island of Jefman.
Domine Eduard Osok Airport serves as a major gateway to the Raja Ampat Islands, since it is closer to the city of Sorong, compared to the provincial capital of Manokwari. Due to increasing demand, the government has decided to lengthen the runway to 2,500 m from 1,950 m so that the airport can accommodate Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. This was done in mid-2015. A new terminal with 2 jetbridge is under construction. Construction has started in mid-2013. It is predicted to start operating in February 2016. The new terminal could accommodate 2,4 million passenger per year, three times larger than the current terminal, which could only accommodate 700,000 passenger per year. In total, the project cost up to 239 billion rupiah.
Airlines and destinations
|Batik Air||Jakarta—Soekarno—Hatta, Makassar|
operated by Explore and Explore Jet
|Ambon, Jayapura, Makassar, Manado, Manokwari, Timika|
|Lion Air||Manado, Jayapura|
|Nam Air||Fakfak (begins 21 October 2017) , Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Manado, Waisai(begins 21 October 2017)|
|Sriwijaya Air||Makassar, Manokwari, Timika|
|Susi Air||Ayawasi, Bintuni, Inanwatan, Kabare, Kambuaya, Teminabuan, Waisai|
|Wings Air||Ambon, Babo, Fakfak, Manado, Manokwari, Waisai|
|XpressAir||Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Manado, Manokwari, Fakfak|
In 2013, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation allocated IDR 50 billion ($5.1 million) for runway width expansion to 45 meters from the 0 meters.
- Runway Bandara DEO Diperpanjang 300 Meter[permanent dead link]
- Jokowi: Bandara Sorong Habiskan Anggaran Rp239 Miliar
- "Pengembangan Bandara dan Pelabuhan di Papua Barat Sudah Sangat Mendesak". April 16, 2013.
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