Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport

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Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional Sultan Hasanuddin
Bandara Sultan Hassanudin Makassar.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorPT. Angkasa Pura I
LocationMaros Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL47 ft / 14 m
Coordinates5°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/WAAA is located in Makassar
Location in Makassar
UPG/WAAA is located in Sulawesi
Location in Sulawesi
UPG/WAAA is located in Indonesia
Location in Indonesia
UPG/WAAA is located in Southeast Asia
Location in Southeast Asia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500x45m 8,202 Asphalt
03/21 3,500x45m 11,482 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers13,537,770 (Increase 13.0%)

Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Sultan Hasanuddin) (IATA: UPG, ICAO: WAAA) is an international airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi. 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.


A Curtiss C-46 Commando on the airfield Mandai 1948
Map of Sultan Hasanuddin Airport

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 SilkAir 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 A380, 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,[1] 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 expansion of the terminal is currently under construction and expected to be finished in mid 2021. The terminal will be 3 times bigger and can accommodate around 15 millions passengers. Couple more aerobridges will be added for both Domestic and International Flight.

There will be dedicated international terminal and an elevated departure drop off, a parking building. The grand design of the terminal is based on butterfly.

Traffic figures[edit]

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 passenger totals (millions)
Source: List of the busiest airports in Indonesia
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport – Traffic Figures[2][3][4]
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
2012 8.323.193 48.273.638 79.739
2013 9.431.004 53.517.658 94.693
2018 13.537.770 93.817.541 135.050

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aerial view Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport.


AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Airfast Indonesia Surabaya, Timika
Aviastar Masamba, Palopo, Selayar, Tana Toraja
Batik Air Ambon, Biak, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jayapura, Jeddah,[5] Kendari, Luwuk,[6] Manado, Manokwari, Medan, Merauke, Padang, Palu, Samarinda, Sorong, Surabaya, Ternate, Timika
Citilink Ambon, Ampana, Balikpapan, Bau-Bau,[7] Denpasar, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jayapura, Kendari, Kolaka, Manado, Palopo,[8] Raha, Selayar,[9] Surabaya, Tana Toraja, Yogyakarta–International[10]
Flynas Charter: Jeddah
Garuda Indonesia Ambon, Balikpapan, Biak, Berau, Denpasar, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jayapura, Kendari, Kupang, Mamuju, Manado, Manokwari, Merauke, Palu, Semarang, Sorong, Surabaya, Tarakan, Timika, Yogyakarta–International[10]
Seasonal: Jeddah[Note 1]
Gatari Air Service Tana Toraja[11]
Indonesia Air Transport Soroako
Lion Air Ambon, Balikpapan, Bandung, Banjarmasin, Denpasar, Gorontalo, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jayapura, Kendari, Manado, Manokwari, Mataram–Lombok, Merauke, Palu, Pontianak, Surabaya, Tarakan, Yogyakarta–International[12]
Seasonal: Jeddah,[13] Medina
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International[14]
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah,[15] Medina
Scoot Singapore[16]
Sriwijaya Air Balikpapan, Biak, Denpasar, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jayapura, Luwuk, Manokwari, Semarang, Sorong, Surabaya, Ternate, Timika, Yogyakarta–International[17]
Susi Air Masamba, Palopo, Tana Toraja
TransNusa Balikpapan, Bau-Bau, Kolaka, Luwuk
Wings Air Banjarmasin, Batulicin, Bau-Bau, Bima, Kolaka, Kotabaru, Labuan Bajo, Mamuju, Maumere, Morowali, Palopo, Palu, Poso, Raha, Selayar, Tana Toraja

Ground transportation[edit]


Shuttle airport buses operated by Perum 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, 11 and 33 (5th, 11th and 33rd Air Squadrons). The 11th Squadron is equipped with Su-27SK, Su-30MK/Su-30MK2. The 5th Air Squadron is equipped with Boeing 737 and CN-235-MPA while 33rd Squadron operates C-130 Hercules.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On September 25, 2014 a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 made a hard landing and 4 tyres blew up. No casualties occurred.[18]
  • On June 2, 2015 a Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800 overran the runway on landing at Makassar Airport. No casualties occurred.
  • On February 17, 2021, a Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800, registered as PK-GFF, had to return to the airport after take-off as flight GA-642 to Gorontalo, after reporting an engine failure; the engine, the plane's right or number 2 engine, had black smoke coming out of it. The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported, but the airplane sustained damage on the aforementioned engine.[19]

Picture gallery[edit]


  1. ^ Garuda Indonesia flight from Makassar to Jeddah includes a stop-over at Medan. However, Garuda Indonesia does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Makassar and Medan.


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  2. ^ Alle Zahlen entstammen Publikationen der ACI Archived 10 September 2002 at the Library of Congress Web Archives
  3. ^ Verkehrszahlen (bis 2005)- Flughafenbetreibergesellschaft Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "風俗利用は是非池袋で!". Retrieved 7 January 2017.
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  10. ^ a b "Starting on March 29th 2020, Garuda Indonesia Group Serves All Flights From and Toward Yogyakarta Through Yogyakarta International Airport". Garuda Indonesia. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Gatari Air Layani Penerbangan Toraja-Makassar Tiap Hari, Mulai 27 Juni". Retrieved 7 January 2017.
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  14. ^ Liu, Jim. "Malaysia Airlines resumes 2 Indonesian service in Feb 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Saudi Buka Penerbangan Langsung Makassar-Madinah -". Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  16. ^ Lim, Sean (22 November 2018). "Frequent fliers on some SilkAir routes will soon have to fly Scoot, SIA announces ahead of merger". Archived from the original on 30 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Mulai Tanggal 29 Maret 2020 Penerbangan Sriwijaya Air dari/ke Yogyakarta Pindah ke Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA)". Sriwijaya Air Official Instagram. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  18. ^ Sudarwan (25 September 2014). "Empat Ban Pesawat Sriwijaya Air Pecah Akibat Hard Landing".
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