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Juanda International Airport (JIA) (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Juanda) (IATA: SUB, ICAO: WARR), is an international airport located in Sedati, Sidoarjo. It is now the third busiest airport in Indonesia (after Soekarno-Hatta and Ngurah Rai airport). This airport is located approximately 12 kilometers (8 miles) from Surabaya and serves the Gerbangkertosusila, the metropolitan area of Surabaya plus extended urban area. Juanda International Airport is operated by PT Angkasa Pura I. The airport takes its name after Djuanda Kartawidjaja, the last Prime Minister of Indonesia who had suggested development of this airport. In 2013, the airport serves about 400 aircraft per day.[1]

Juanda International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional Juanda
Surabaya Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura I
ServesGreater Surabaya
LocationSidoarjo Regency, East Java, Indonesia
  • Structure on 1960
  • February 7, 1964 (Domestic Terminal)
  • December 24, 1990 (International Terminal)
  • November 15, 2006 (Terminal 1, Domestic Flights)
  • February 14, 2014 (Terminal 2, Domestic and International Flights)
Hub for
Time zoneWIB (UTC+07:00)
Elevation AMSL9 ft / 3 m
Coordinates07°22′47″S 112°47′13″E / 7.37972°S 112.78694°E / -7.37972; 112.78694Coordinates: 07°22′47″S 112°47′13″E / 7.37972°S 112.78694°E / -7.37972; 112.78694
Java region in Indonesia
Java region in Indonesia
SUB is located in Surabaya
Location of airport in East Java / Indonesia
SUB is located in Java
SUB (Java)
SUB is located in Indonesia
SUB (Indonesia)
SUB is located in Southeast Asia
SUB (Southeast Asia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers21,882,335 (Increase 23.9%)
Aircraft movements99,877(Increase 10.7%)

Currently, Juanda International Airport is the hub of Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air along with Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. Juanda International Airport will become one of the main airports in Indonesia for ASEAN Open skies.[2]

In 2014, Juanda International Airport becomes the world's 10th best in Airport Service Quality by Airport Council International among 79 airports with passengers capacity between 5-15 million a year.[3] In Q1 2015, the airport becomes the world's 7th best in Airport Service Quality by ACI.[4]


Opened in 1964 as a naval air base of Indonesia. It replaces the previous airport in Morokrembangan, near the city center. It was originally used as home base for Indonesian Navy's fleet of Ilyushin Il-28 and Fairey Gannet. In its development it was also used for civil aviation. And PT Angkasa Pura I handled the management and operation since January 1985. On December 24, 1990 Juanda Airport was gained international airport status after the opening of the international terminal. Previously, since December 1987, the airport has served flights to Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Manila.[5]

Development of airport cityEdit

On February 25, 2015, Indonesia President Joko Widodo agreed to develop Juanda Airport City which consists such as an additional two runways to become a triple runway airport, and an integrated connection between Gubeng railway station with the airport via an elevated railway.[6][7] About 6,000 hectares of land have been prepared for the expansion of the airport - where in 1,500 hectares will be used to construct two additional runways, and Juanda Airport's Terminal 3, while the remaining area will be used to construct the Airport City and the Ultimate Terminal Building.[8]

The new area for Juanda Airport is estimated to be 1,700 hectares and will be located in the northern part of the airport.[9] Construction of two runways by will require the reclamation of about four kilometers stretch of land along Java's northern coastline. The land acquisition is expected to be completed by 2018. Development consists of three phases;

  • First phase is the confirmation of the masterplan, land acquisition, reclamation for runway 2 and construction of runway 2.
  • Second phase is the development of Terminal 1, reclamation for runway 3, construction of runway 3, and accessibility from toll roads and terminal.
  • Third phase will be building an Ultimate Terminal and airport city supporting infrastructure.[10]

Terminals and runwayEdit

At present, Juanda International Airport has 2 terminals. A new three-storey terminal building was opened in October 2006, which is now Terminal 1. The building has a capacity of eight million passengers per year and features a 51,500-square-metre (554,000 sq ft) domestic passenger terminal, a 20,200-square-metre (217,000 sq ft) international terminal and 11 aerobridges. The terminal used a mix of high hat roofs from Rumah adat Sumba as well as Java-Malay architecture themes. Terminal 1 is used for all domestic flights, except Garuda Indonesia and Indonesia AirAsia flights.

Terminal 2 was built by demolishing the old terminal building, which was opened on February 14, 2014. The architecture of T2 is modern with curved features when compared to Terminal 1. Terminal 2 has an area of 49,500 square meters and 8 aerobridges, with a capacity to accommodate 6 million passengers per year. Terminal 2 is used for all international flights, Garuda Indonesia, and Indonesia AirAsia domestic and international flights.

The airport has separate 5,300-square-metre (57,000 sq ft) administration building, including a 15-storey control tower, and a two-storey cargo building with domestic and international cargo sections, capable of handling 120,000 tonnes (120,000 long tons; 130,000 short tons) of cargo a year. The apron with an area of 148,000 square metres (1,590,000 sq ft) can handle 18 aircraft simultaneously, including two wide body, 11 medium and five small aircraft. The airport has a single runway of 3,000 by 55 metres (9,843 ft × 180 ft). There are two 3,000-by-30-metre (9,843 ft × 98 ft) parallel taxiways, including five exit taxiways (30 m wide) and four connecting taxiways (also 30 m). The airport has a parking area of 28,900 m² parking area that can accommodate more than 3,000 vehicles.

Airlines and destinationsEdit


Airfast Indonesia Bawean, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Karimunjawa, Kupang, Makassar
Batik AirDenpasar/Bali,[11]Gorontalo, Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Makassar, Palangkaraya, Samarinda, Sorong
Cathay PacificHong Kong
China AirlinesSingapore, Taipei–Taoyuan
CitilinkBalikpapan, Bandung, Banjarmasin, Banyuwangi,[12] Batam, Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jember[13], Kuala Lumpur–International, Kupang, Makassar, Mataram–Lombok, Palangkaraya, Palembang, Penang,[14] Pontianak, Samarinda, Semarang, Yogyakarta[15]
Seasonal: Jeddah[16]
FlynasCharter: Jeddah
Garuda IndonesiaBandung, Banjarmasin, Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Kupang, Mataram–Lombok, Makassar, Singapore, Semarang
Seasonal: Jeddah,[Note 1] Medina[17][Note 2]
Indonesia AirAsiaDenpasar/Bali, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Johor Bahru, Kertajati, Kuala Lumpur–International, Penang[18]
Jetstar Asia AirwaysSingapore
Lion AirAmbon, Balikpapan, Bandar Lampung, Banjarmasin, Batam, Denpasar/Bali, Haikou, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Kendari, Kertajati[19], Kupang, Makassar, Manado, Mataram–Lombok, Medina, Padang,[11] Palangkaraya, Palembang, Palu, Pekanbaru, Samarinda, Tarakan
Seasonal: Jeddah
Malaysia AirlinesKuala Lumpur–International
NAM AirBandung, Batulicin, Denpasar/Bali, Kotabaru, Kupang, Pangkalan Bun, Samarinda, Semarang, Yogyakarta–Adisucipto
Royal Brunei AirlinesBandar Seri Begawan
Seasonal: Medina, Riyadh
Singapore AirlinesSingapore
Sriwijaya AirBalikpapan, Bandar Lampung,[20] Banjarmasin, Berau, Denpasar/Bali,[20] Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Jayapura, Kendari, Kupang, Makassar, Medan, Sampit, Samarinda, Sorong, Ternate, Yogyakarta–Adisucipto
Trigana Air ServicePangkalan Bun
Wings AirBandung, Banyuwangi, Jember, Labuan Bajo, Pangkalan Bun,[11] Sampit, Semarang, Sumbawa Besar, Sumenep,[11] Surakarta/Solo, Yogyakarta–Adisucipto


My Indo Airlines Singapore
Republic Express AirlinesJakarta–Soekarno–Hatta


In 2010, the airport handled 11 million passengers, although the capacity was 6 million passengers and the Air Traffic Controller radar system is only able to track 21 aircraft per hour, but at peak hour handled 40 to 45 aircraft landing and taking off.[21] The following are statistics for the airport from 1999 to 2013. In addition to this, it is noted that, in 2006, the domestic sector between Surabaya and Jakarta is the fourth-busiest air route in Asia with over 750 weekly flights.

Year Total
Cargo (tons) Aircraft
1999 2,137,353 40,549 52,284
2000 2,712,074 31,185 54,154
2001 3,301,435 37,767 62,141
2002 4,746,113 43,089 75,921
2003 6,584,711 42,910 82,779
2004 8,562,747 63,950 97,421
2005 8,217,415 66,647 99,485
2006 8,986,650 71,574 91.209
2007 8,823,228 58,815 87,687
2008 9,122,196 62,289 69,726
2009 10,562,906 62,357 76,754
2010 12,072,059 76,774 84,958
2011 13,778,287 95,146 103,846
2012 16,447,912 102,133 141,365
2013 17,683,955 121,935 155,421
2014 18,071,633 92,439 117,825
2015 (estimated) 18,911,256 130,398 166,208

Source : PT (persero) ANGKASA PURA 1 (in Indonesian)

Ground transportEdit

Juanda Airport is connected to Waru-Juanda Toll Road to Surabaya, which is about 15 kilometers from the airport. DAMRI buses are provided by the local government to deliver passengers to Surabaya. Fixed tariff taxis are available to various destinations in Surabaya and surrounding areas including Malang, Blitar, Jember, Tulungagung. Taxi tickets can be purchased at the counter located at the airport exit. A monorail will be built and integrated along with the 3 and 4 terminals. The length of the rail is about 20 km. The service will have 29 stops that distance between halts 1.5 km to 2 km.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 21 February 2007, Adam Air Flight 172 flying from Jakarta to Surabaya with registration PK-KKV (c/n 27284) had a hard landing at this airport, resulting in structural failure of the aircraft.[22]
  • On 13 April 2010, Cathay Pacific Flight 780 from Juanda International Airport to Hong Kong International Airport landed safely after both engines failed due to contaminated fuel uploaded at the airport. 57 passengers were injured. The two pilots later received the Polaris Award from the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations for their heroism and airmanship.[23]
  • On 1 February 2014, Lion Air Flight 361, a Boeing 737-900ER (registration PK-LFH) from Balikpapan Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport to Juanda International Airport landed hard and bounced four times on the runway, causing a tail strike and substantial damage to the plane. There were no fatalities, but two passengers were seriously injured and three others had minor injuries.[24]
  • On 28 December 2014, Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, an Airbus A320-216 registered PK-AXC (MSN 3648) with 155 passengers and 7 crew on board, crashed into the Java Sea whilst en route from Juanda International Airport to Changi International Airport, Singapore, killing all 162 on board. Regulatory licenses for the Surabaya-Singapore route as well as Medan-Palembang route have been suspended for Indonesia AirAsia since January 2015 due to suspected licensing breaches; however, the Medan-Palembang route had been resumed.



  1. ^ Garuda Indonesia flight from Surabaya to Jeddah includes a stop-over at Banda Aceh. However, Garuda Indonesia does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Surabaya and Banda Aceh.
  2. ^ Garuda Indonesia flight from Surabaya to Medina includes a stop-over at Banda Aceh. However, Garuda Indonesia does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Surabaya and Banda Aceh.


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