Dominique Edward Osok Airport

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Domine Eduard Osok Airport
Bandar Udara Domine Eduard Osok
SorongAirport.jpg
IATA: SOQICAO: WASS
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator Ministry of Transportation
Serves Sorong
Location Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 00°53′39″S 131°17′20″E / 0.89417°S 131.28889°E / -0.89417; 131.28889Coordinates: 00°53′39″S 131°17′20″E / 0.89417°S 131.28889°E / -0.89417; 131.28889
Map
SOQ is located in Papua
SOQ
SOQ
Location of the airport in West Papua, Indonesia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 6,398 Asphalt

Sorong Airport (also known as Domine Eduard Osok Airport) (IATA: SOQICAO: 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 2,000 m so that the airport can accommodate wide-body aircraft.[1] 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.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Batik Air Makassar
Garuda Indonesia Ambon, Jayapura, Makassar, Manado, Manokwari, Timika
Nam Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Manado
Sriwijaya Air Makassar, Manokwari, Timika
Susi Air Ayawasi, Bintuni, Inanwatan, Kabare, Kambuaya, Teminabuan, Waisai
Wings Air Ambon, Babo, Fakfak, Manado
XpressAir Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Manado, Manokwari

Airport development[edit]

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.[3]

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