Hang Nadim International Airport
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Hang Nadim International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Hang Nadim) (IATA: BTH, ICAO: WIDD), is located in Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia. It is named after Laksamana Hang Nadim, a Malay warrior. The airport is the primary method of transport to and from Batam, alongside ferries to neighboring islands (including Singapore).
Hang Nadim International Airport
Bandar Udara Internasional Hang Nadim
|Owner||Government of Indonesia|
|Location||Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia|
|Elevation AMSL||126 ft / 38 m|
Originally developed to handle diversions of aircraft from Singapore Changi Airport in case of an emergency, it has sufficient facilities for wide-body aircraft such as Boeing 747s. The airport has the longest runway in Indonesia and the second longest runway in Southeast Asia, after Kuala Lumpur International Airport, at 4,214 metres (13,825 ft) long. The airport stretches over a land area of about 1,800 hectares of which only 40% is currently used.
By the end of May 2014, it was the sixth airport in Indonesia (after Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi; Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali; Jakarta's Soekarno–Hatta; Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java; and Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra) to operate 24 hours a day. The move was the result of many airlines making the airport a hub for their operations. Lion Air has developed a base at the airport and built an aircraft maintenance facility, as Jakarta's Soekarno–Hatta International Airport is severely congested.
On August 9, 2017 the Head of Batam Airport Hang Nadim Suwarso confirmed that a large hole measuring 12 meters by 5 meters by 2 meters deep on a taxiway had caused the surface of the asphalt layer to collapse. This was the second reported accident of soil collapse at the airport. On May 5, 2010, a 12m diameter hole was created when the surface collapsed beside a runway. Airport authorities blamed the incident on corroded steel structures supporting the drainage culverts.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Republic Express Cargo||Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Pekanbaru|
BP Batam, the airport operator, plans to expand and improve infrastructure with a massive project costing US$448 million. The new terminal will be the second terminal of the airport. The existing terminal will be expanded from a capacity of 4 million passengers per year to 8 million passengers per year with 6 jetbridges. The new terminal will also able to hold up to 8 million passengers (first phase) per year with 8 jetbridges. In total, both terminals will have a capacity of 16 million passengers per year and 14 jetbridges. Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Incheon International Airport will also help BP Batam, the airport owner and operator on developing the new terminal.
Planning for the airport includes designs for various facilities such as golf courses, hotels, retail facilities, recreation centers, a convention center, offices for e-commerce and telecommunications, logistics and a monorail; designed to turn Batam into a business travel destination and Aeropolis.
Recently the airport has become and important hub for the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry. In the long term Hang Nadim airport is planned to be developed into an Aeropolis covering an area of 1,800 hectares. Lion Air’s subsidiary Batam Aero Technic (BAT) has invested in Hang Nadim by building MRO facilities. BAT plans to expand the existing hangar to 28 hectares to accommodate as many as 250 aircraft.
Traffics and statisticsEdit
|Year||Passengers movements||Aircraft movements||Freight movements|
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- "Airport development: 17 investors interested in funding Hang Nadim". Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- "BP Batam Statistic of Hang Nadim Airport". Retrieved 2016-11-20.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hang Nadim International Airport.|
- Hang Nadim Badan Pengusahaan Batam Airport at Batam Industrial Development Association (BIDA) website
- Airport information for WIDD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Current weather for WIDD at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for BTH / WIDD at Great Circle Mapper.
- Accident history for BTH / WIDD at Aviation Safety Network