Jalaluddin Airport

Jalaluddin Airport (IATA: GTO, ICAO: WAMG), formerly known as Tolotio Airport, is an airport in Gorontalo Regency, Gorontalo, Indonesia (IATA: GTO, ICAO: WAMG). It is located 30 km in west of Gorontalo's city center and it is operated by Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia Republic. The new terminal which has 2 aerobridges was opened on 1 May 2016. This airport is the alternative gateway for flights to the northern part of Indonesia. The airport is named after Djalaluddin Tantu, a colonel of the Indonesian Air Force from Gorontalo, who died during the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation in Malaysia when his C-130 Hercules was shot down.

Jalaluddin Airport

Bandar Udara Jalaluddin
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Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorMinistry of Transportation
ServesGorontalo City
LocationGorontalo, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL18 m / 59 ft
Coordinates00°38′14″N 122°50′59.5″E / 0.63722°N 122.849861°E / 0.63722; 122.849861
Sulawesi region in Indonesia
Sulawesi region in Indonesia
GTO is located in Sulawesi
Location of airport in Gorontalo / Indonesia
GTO is located in Indonesia
GTO (Indonesia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)


The first aircraft to ever land on Gorontalo was a Grumman HU-16 Albatross in 1955. At that time, for the purposes of military transportation in uniting and defending the territory of Indonesia, a small airfield was built in Tolotio. Along with the completion of the airfield construction, in 1956 a Douglas DC-3 landed at Tolotio Airport for the first time. With a simple facility, Tolotio Airport was planned to serve as a military airbase of the Indonesian Air Force. and also as a commercial airport managed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. In 1974, the airport was renamed to Djalaluddin Airport after fallen Indonesian air force pilot, Djalaluddin Tantu, based on the proposal of the Armed Forces faction in the parliament of Gorontalo Regency.

New terminalEdit

The New Terminal of Djalaluddin Airport in Gorontalo has been completed, and also became as one of first class Airport in Eastern Indonesia besides Sam Ratulangi International Airport and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. The Ministry of Transportation has finished developing the air side and land side of Djalaluddin Airport, Isimu, Gorontalo. Air side development is able to accommodate three similar planes of Boeing 737 Next Generation and MAX and two similar units of ATR. Djalaluddin Airport runway measuring 2,500 meters x 45 meters and will be extended to 3,000 meters x 40 meters in 2019. Complete with a parking area of the airport which was originally only an area of 3,902 m2 for 150 cars, increased to 46 411 m2 and can accommodate more than 1,000 cars.

The New Terminal building consisting of two (2) floors with an area of almost 12.000m2, can accommodate 2,500 passengers and replaces the old terminal building which is only enough for 250 passengers. The New Terminal building was built from 2013 to 2015 financed by APBN. The ground floor serves as a place to check in, drop off, baggage claim, as well as public and employee areas. While on the second floor, serves as a waiting room, and public areas and employees. Mosque which is located downstairs and upstairs, lactation rooms, escalator, lifts, toilets, wheelchair for passenger illness or disability. Also there are two medium-sized lounge and spacious, and the smoking room. Other facilities that have been prepared are x-ray as many as four units, three for passengers and one for freight. The Old Terminal will be used as a Regular Hajj Embarkation.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Djaluddin Airport boarding gate.


Aviastar Buol, Luwuk, Palu, Toli-Toli
Batik Air Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Citilink Makassar
Garuda Indonesia Makassar
Lion Air Makassar
Wings Air Manado, Palu

Ground transportationEdit


Perum DAMRI operates airport shuttle buses that serves several destination from Djalaluddin Airport.

Service Destination Fare
DAMRI Gorontalo Ferry Harbour IDR 30,000

Taxi or car rentEdit

Various taxi and Car rent services are provided by numerous service providers


On August 6, 2013 Lion Air Flight 897 struck a cow during landing. The aircraft slipped sideway onto the grass. Among 117 people on board, no one was injured.[2]


  1. ^ "Selesai Dibangun, Bandara Djalaludin Gorontalo Akan Diresmikan Menhub Jonan". BeritaTrans.com (in Indonesian). 28 April 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Pesawat Tabrak Sapi, Gubernur Gorontalo Janji Bina Peternak". 15 August 2013. Archived from the original on 21 November 2013.