Syamsudin Noor International Airport

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Syamsudin Noor International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional Syamsudin Noor
Bandar Udara Syamsudin Noor.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura I
LocationBanjarbaru, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates03°26′32″S 114°45′45″E / 3.44222°S 114.76250°E / -3.44222; 114.76250Coordinates: 03°26′32″S 114°45′45″E / 3.44222°S 114.76250°E / -3.44222; 114.76250
Kalimantan region in Indonesia
Kalimantan region in Indonesia
BDJ is located in Kalimantan
Location of airport in South Kalimantan / Indonesia
BDJ is located in Indonesia
BDJ (Indonesia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft movements66,347
Overlooking the airport from the plane

Syamsudin Noor International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Syamsudin Noor) (IATA: BDJ, ICAO: WAOO) is an international airport serving Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan of Indonesia[5]. It is located in the district of Landasan Ulin, 10 kilometers south-west of Banjarbaru, about 25 km north from the center of the city of Banjarmasin, capital and the largest city of Kalimantan. The airport served more than 5.3 million passengers in 2017.


Syamsudin Noor Airport was originally named the Airports Ulin managed by the Government of Occupied Japan and is adjacent to the South of the current airport. Because it was heavily damaged by bombing by the allies, the Japanese occupation in 1944 to build a new runway parallel to the northern side of the runway being used now.

In 1948 the Dutch government (NICA) to continue the construction of the runway with a 10 cm thick stone hardening. At the time of the recognition of the sovereignty of RIS, airfield management ironwood conducted by the Local Government / Public Works Department. Furthermore, the Indonesian government in 1961, management is delegated to the Ministry of Transportation, Bureau of Civil Aviation. In 1970, Airports Ulin renamed Airports Syamsudin Noor after an Indonesian aviation hero from south kalimantan, Syamsudin Noor(id). and in 1974 enhanced the ability of its runway constructed to accommodate other aircraft Fokker-28.

From 1975 until 1977 built a new runway being used now, which is able to accommodate aircraft type DC-9 is limited.

Based on the Joint Decree of Minister of Defense and Security / Commander of the Armed Forces, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Finance with No. KEP/30/IX/1975, No. KM/598/5/Phb-75 and No.KEP.927.A/MK/8/1975, concerning set Airports Syamsudin Noor as a civilian airfield fully occupied by the Department of Transportation.

By virtue of Decree No. KM.213 / HK207 / the un-85, dated 4 November 1985 on the term airport Syamsudin Noor converted into SYAMSUDIN NOOR AIRPORT.

Based on Government Regulation No. 48 of 1992 of 12 April 1992 on the Handover Operations Management Forum Syamsudin Noor Airport to the Angkasa Pura I and officially Syamsudin Noor Airport Banjarmasin become one of the branches of Perum Angkasa Pura I. Then, based on Government Regulation No. 5 of 1993 dated 2 January 1993, the form of companies Angkasa Pura I changed from Perum Angkasa Pura I became PT. (Persero) Angkasa Pura I.

Through the development of upgrading the runway in 1994 Syamsudin Noor Airport has been able to accommodate aircraft B-737/300 at full capacity and the Year 2003 has completed development Syamsudin Noor Airport by the government of South Kalimantan to build a facility extension of Runway to accommodate planes B-767/300 ER but its capacity is limited and the construction of apron that can accommodate seven wide-body aircraft B-737 and other supporting facilities. Syamsudin Noor Airport development in order to realize the ideals of South Kalimantan society to make Pride Airport South Kalimantan have become embarkation Hajj.

Development and Expansion[edit]

The airport has an area of 257 hectares. The airport began operations in 1936 under the name Ulin Intl. In 1975 the airport was officially designated as a civilian airport and renamed to the airport Syamsudin Noor. After the completion of the expansion in 2004, The airport terminal can accommodate 12 aircraft including four Boeing 767-300ER. Historically, Boeing 767-300ER is the first wide-body aircraft which landed at this airport in 2004.

As the airport is running overcapacity, further development and expansion was required. In early 2013, this airport serves 5.5 million passengers, whereas the capacity is only for 4.0 million passengers. In August 2012, about 58 hectares of 102 hectares (57%) of the land needed for an expansion had been acquired.[6] The development work was predicted to be completed in late 2014.[7] But the construction of the airport development had delayed due to land acquisition problem[8] and started in 2017, and is targeted to be completed and ready for use in December 2019[9]. The airport terminal would be expanded from 9,000 square meters to 125,00 square meters, and will be able to accommodate 10 million passengers per year.The runway will be extended to 3,000 x 45 m2, and the apron will be able to add apron accommodate 20 aircraft (2 Boeing 747 aircraft, 2 Boeing 777 aircraft, 2 Boeing 767 aircraft, 12 Boeing 737 aircraft, and 2 ATR aircraft).[10][11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Batik Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
Citilink Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta–International
Garuda Indonesia Balikpapan, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Surabaya
Hajj: Jeddah
Lion Air Denpasar, Balikpapan, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Kertajati, Makassar, Mataram–Lombok, Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta–Adisucipto
NAM Air Balikpapan, Batulicin, Kotabaru, Pontianak, Samarinda, Sampit, Surakarta/Solo
Sriwijaya Air Balikpapan, Makassar, Surabaya
Susi Air Muara Teweh, Kotabaru
TransNusa Balikpapan
Wings Air Balikpapan, Batulicin, Kotabaru, Makassar, Palangkaraya
Xpress Air Banyuwangi,[12] Yogyakarta–Adisutjipto


During the hajj season, Syamsudin Noor Airport serves pilgrims from the region for a direct flight to Jeddah with a short stopover at Batam. A hajj terminal was built to coordinate pilgrims. In 2010, it was the busiest hajj airport in Indonesia, with the greatest number of hajj travelers.

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for WAOO at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for WAOO at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ (in Indonesian) Airport information from Angkasa Pura I
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Banjarmasin airport expanded to accommodate 10m passengers per year". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Land cleared for S. Kalimantan airport expansion". 13 August 2012.
  7. ^ "AP I Kucurkan Rp 2,1 Triliun Untuk Pengembangan Bandara Syamsudin Noor". 11 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Airport Development Faces Land Acquisition Obstacles". Tempo. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Bandara Syamsuddin Noor Banjarmasin Mulai Dibangun Maret 2017". Kompas. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Pembangunan Bandara Banjarmasin Ditargetkan Rampung Akhir 2018". Kompas. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Syamsuddin Noor Airport Expansion to Begin in March". Netral News. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  12. ^ Xpress Air to link Banyuwangi with Banjarmasin
  13. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009.

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