Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport

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Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport

Bandar Udara Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III
Airport typePublic
OwnerWest Nusa Tenggara provincial government
OperatorUPT Director General of Transportation
ServesSumbawa Besar
LocationSumbawa Besar, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL19 ft / 5.79 m
Coordinates08°29′19″S 117°24′51.01″E / 8.48861°S 117.4141694°E / -8.48861; 117.4141694
SWQ is located in Indonesia
Location of the Airport in Indonesia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 5,413 1,650 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)

Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (IATA: SWQ, ICAO: WADS),[1], formerly Brang Bidji Airport, is an airport located in Sumbawa Besar, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is one of the two only airports in the island of Sumbawa, the other being Sultan Muhammad Salahudin Airport in Bima. The airport is named after Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III, the last Sultan of the Sultanate of Sumbawa. Currently, the airport serves 4 daily flights to Lombok, operated by Garuda Indonesia and Wings Air, both using the ATR-72 aircraft.

In 2015, the number of passengers using the airport was 77,365 passengers, while in 2017 it increased to 112,096 passengers or grew by almost 50%.

Airport Development[edit]

To improve economic growth and cope with the increasing passenger growth every year, the airport was renovated on 2016, both airside and landside. The work carried out was apron widening and taxiway construction including supervision, construction of inspection roads with asphalt concrete, airport fence rehabilitation, construction of new terminals including supervision and fulfillment of runway strip standards due to runway extension. In addition, the apron was expanded from 70 x 240 m to 80 x 240 m, expansion of parking area, addition of new fences, procurement and installation of runway RTIL, procurement and installation of apron and taxiway light due to apron expansion and manufacture of new taxiways, procurement and installation of flood double light pole.

Currently the new terminal has an area of 2,790 m², four times wider than the old terminal which is only 840 m² in size. The arrival room also expanded from 96 m² to 480 m². While the waiting room is also expanded from 120 m² to 960 m². The new terminal has the typical architectural concept of the Sumbawa traditional house.[2]

The development of the airport will be continued in 2019 with the planned activities to be carried out is the extension of the runway from 1650 mx 30 m to 1800 mx 30 m, including marking, preparation of runway strips and RESA as well as air side channels, canopy work and terminal building interiors, renovation work administration building, PKP-PK access road widening work, land side landscape work, procurement and installation of integrated lightning rods, procurement and installation of solar cell street lights, preparation of BKK, DLKR and DLKP studies and airport development supervision work.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Garuda Indonesia Mataram–Lombok
Wings Air Mataram–Lombok


The Frequency of Flights at Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airline(s)
1 Mataram–Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara 28 Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air


  1. ^ Airport information for WADS - Brang Bidji Airport - Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ "Terminal Baru Bandara Sumbawa Ini Siap Diresmikan!". Good News From Indonesia. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ Dorong kegiatan ekonomi Sumbawa, Bandara Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin siap diresmikan

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