Tambolaka Airport

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Tambolaka Airport

Bandar Udara Tambolaka
Tambolaka airport.png
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorMinistry of Transportation
LocationSouthwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL47.85 m / 157 ft
Coordinates09°24′34.98″S 119°14′40.18″E / 9.4097167°S 119.2444944°E / -9.4097167; 119.2444944
TMC is located in Sumba
Location of airport in Sumba Island
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28[1] 2,300 7,546 Asphalt

Tambolaka Airport is an airport in Tambolaka, Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (IATA: TMC, ICAO: WATK). The Airport is inaugurated a new terminal on 2015 which is able to improve passenger services from the previous old terminal. Cafe and shops are available at the terminal. There are some car parking lots and taxi stand outside the terminal.

Terminals, Airlines and destinations[edit]

The airport is currently building a new terminal to replace the current old terminal in order to handle larger jets such as Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and other larger aircraft.

Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali, Kupang
Nam Air Denpasar/Bali, Kupang[2]
TransNusa Denpasar/Bali, Ende, Kupang
Wings Air Denpasar/Bali, Kupang

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On February 11, 2006, Adam Air Flight 782, registration number PK-KKE, lost navigational and communications systems twenty minutes into a flight from Jakarta to Makassar, South Sulawesi. The plane was subsequently flown into a radar "black spot" and was lost for several hours, eventually making an emergency landing at Tambolaka Airport, Sumba (on a different island 481 km away from their intended destination, and southeast from their origin, instead of north-east). The pilot in that incident was fired. Adam Air broke multiple safety regulations, including removing an aircraft before it was due for inspection by aviation authorities.[3]


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