Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport

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Sultan Hasanuddin
International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional
Sultan Hasanuddin
Bandar Udara Internasional Sultan Hasanuddin.jpg
Outside Area International Airport Terminal Sultan Hasanuddin Makassar
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator PT. Angkasa Pura I
Serves Makassar
Location Maros, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 47 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 5°03′42″S 119°33′15″E / 5.06167°S 119.55417°E / -5.06167; 119.55417
Sulawesi region in Indonesia
Sulawesi region in Indonesia
UPG is located in Sulawesi
Location within Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
UPG is located in Indonesia
UPG (Indonesia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
03/21 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 9,306,184

Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (IATA: UPGICAO: WAAA) is an airport in Makassar, Indonesia. It is located 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Makassar's city centre and is operated by PT. Angkasa Pura I. The new terminal was opened on 20 August 2008. This airport is the main gateway for flights to the eastern part of Indonesia, and named after Sultan Hasanuddin, a Sultan of Gowa, who fought against the Dutch East India Company in the 1660s.


Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport is located on the border of Makassar and Maros, a suburb in South Sulawesi, approximately 15 minutes 20 km (12 mi) from Makassar city via freeway/tollway or 20 minutes 23 km (14 mi) via highway.


Map of Sultan Hasanuddin airport in oker, new runway and black, old

Hasanuddin Airport, originally named Kadieng Flying Field, was built in 1935 by the government of the Netherlands Indies, approximately 22 kilometers to the north of Makassar. An airfield runway with grass-sized[clarification needed] 1600m x 45m (Runway 08-26) was inaugurated on 27 September 1937 by a commercial flight from Singapore, a Douglas Aircraft D2/F6 operated by KNILM (Koninklijke Nederlands Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij). In 1942, the government of Japan expanded the field using POW labor and renamed it Field Mandai. In 1945, the Dutch built a new runway.

In 1950, Indonesia's Department of Public Works, Section Flying Field, took over the field, and in 1955 it was transferred to Civil Aviation, now the Directorate General Air Transportation, which extended the runway to 2345m x 45m and renamed the airport Air Mandai. In 1980, the 13–31 runway was built—2500m x 45m; in the same year the name changed to Air Port Hasanuddin. In 1985 the Port of Hasanuddin Air changed its name to Hasanuddin Airport.

On 3 March 1987, management of the airport was transferred from the Directorate General of Air Transport to Perum Angkasa Pura I, based on Government Regulation No. 1 / 1987 of 9 January 1987. On 1 January 1993 the company name changed to PT (Persero) Angkasa Pura I. On 30 October 1994, Hasanuddin Airport, now International Airport in accordance with the decision of the Minister of Transportation, KM number 61/1994 dated 7 January 1995, was inaugurated by the Governor Level I Regional Head of South Sulawesi Province. 28 March 1995 marked the flight by Malaysia Airlines directly from Kuala Lumpur to Hasanuddin, followed by a Silk Air flight from Singapore Changi Airport. Since 1990, Hasanuddin Airport has been used as an embarkation / disembarkation point for Hajj pilgrimages to Jeddah.

Hasanuddin Airport serves the Eastern Indonesia Area and South Sulawesi Province. On 20 August 2008 the new terminal opened, replacing the old terminal which was subsequently transferred to the Indonesian Air Force.

On 8 January 2010, the airport inaugurated its newly built 3100 m runway (03/21) for commercial flights. With the opening of the 2nd runway, Hasanuddin became the second commercial airport in Indonesia that has two runways, the other being Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. It is also one out of only two airports in Indonesia to include cross runways, with Budiarto Airport near Serpong which serves as flying school.

waiting room.

The airport now handles three wide-body aircraft per day - one 747-400 to Medan and Jeddah and two Airbus A330-200s to Jakarta. The local government plans to extend the runway from 3100m to 3500m to accommodate larger aircraft such as the Airbus A340, and is pending local clearance.

In October 2014 the airport implemented silent boarding, which means no announcements are made until the final boarding call.


Sultan Hasanuddin Airport Interior Terminal.

The old terminal was completely vacated after the opening of the new terminal in 2008 and is currently used is used by the TNI-AU (Indonesian Air Force) which houses Skadron Udara 11 (Air Squadron 11).

The new terminal is located just south of the old terminal. It has the capacity to handle 7 million passengers and in 2010 served 5 million,[2] It is five times larger than the old terminal, and includes six jetbridges. It is the first airport terminal in Indonesia designed in a high-tech architecture style.

The terminal will be expanding soon and 2 more aerobridges will be added for International Flight

Traffic figures[edit]

Aerial view Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport.

Since the beginning of the new millennium, passenger numbers have increased more than sixfold. Historically air freight traffic has played a minor role in Makassar from an economic standpoint. It has developed slowly in part due to the relatively high license fee by the operator, currently 25 rupiah per kg of body construction and 15 rupiah per kg for the goods introduction.

Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport – Traffic Figures[3][4][5]
Year Passenger Volume Baggage [Kg] Aircraft movements
2000 1.059.213 28.218.000 20.445
2001 1.022.993 31.283.504 22.464
2002 1.692.032 23.886.003 31.315
2003 1.690.635 26.213.963 39.419
2004 1.976.223 27.700.099 48.736
2005 3.597.238 32.353.245 42.940
2006 4.044.510 31.237.854 45.206
2007 4.465.775 31.605.217 48.906
2008 4.706.189 32.408.389 49.584
2009 5.161.289 32.420.401 52.299
2010 6.547.566 40.140.999 64.940
2011 7.455.408 43.338.508 73.077

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Airfast Indonesia Jakarta—Halim Perdanakusuma, Surabaya, Timika
Aviastar Masamba, Palopo, Selayar, Tana Toraja
Batik Air Ambon, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Kendari, Manokwari, Merauke, Palu, Sorong, Surabaya, Ternate
Citilink Ambon, Balikpapan, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Kendari, Manado, Surabaya
Garuda Indonesia Ambon, Biak, Denpasar/Bali, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Jeddah, Kendari, Palu, Timika, Yogyakarta
Garuda Indonesia
operated by Explore and Explore Jet
Balikpapan, Bau-Bau, Jayapura, Kendari, Kupang, Luwuk, Mamuju, Manado, Mataram–Lombok, Medan[6], Palembang, Palopo, Raha, Sorong, Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta
Gatari Air Service Tana Toraja[7]
Indonesia Air Transport Soroako
Lion Air Ambon, Balikpapan, Bandung, Banjarmasin, Denpasar/Bali, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Jeddah[8], Kendari, Manado, Mataram–Lombok, Palu, Pontianak, Surakarta/Solo, Surabaya, Tarakan, Yogyakarta
Saudia Seasonal: Medina, Jeddah[9]
SilkAir Singapore
Sriwijaya Air Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Biak, Denpasar/Bali, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jayapura, Kendari, Langgur, Luwuk, Mamuju, Manokwari, Merauke, Semarang, Sorong, Surabaya, Timika, Ternate, Yogyakarta
Susi Air Masamba, Palopo, Tana Toraja
Wings Air Batulicin, Bau-Bau, Bima, Kendari, Luwuk, Mamuju, Palangkaraya[10], Palopo, Poso, Raha, Selayar, Wangi-wangi

Ground transportation[edit]


Shuttle airport buses operated by Damri serve several destinations from Sultan Hasanuddin Airport.

Service Destination Fare
Sultan Hasanuddin Airport Bus
Damri Pusat Kota / City Center Makassar IDR 25,000

Car and taxi[edit]

Taxi and shuttle services are available through several companies.

Use by Indonesian Air Force[edit]

The airport also houses the Skadron Udara 5 and 11 (5th and 11th Air Squadrons). The 11th Squadron is equipped with Su-27SK, Su-30MK/Su-30MK2, A-4E/A-4H, TA-4H/TA-4J. Except for the TA-4J/T-4H all Skyhawks are retired and are currently being replaced with new Su-27SKMs & Su-30MK2s Flankers. The 5th Air Squadron is equipped with Boeing 737 and CN-235-MPA.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Picture gallery[edit]


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