Kuabang Airport (IATA: KAZ, ICAO: WAMK), also known as Kao Airport, is an airport located near Jati Village, serving the coastal town of Kao, North Halmahera Regency, North Maluku, Indonesia. The airport has a runway size of 1,950 by 45 metres (6,398 ft × 148 ft), which can accommodate Narrow-body aircraft such as the Boeing 737 Classic. The distance from the airport to Tobelo is about 75 kilometres (47 mi) and takes about 2 hours using land vehicle. The airport currently only serves daily domestic flights to Manado operated by Wings Air using the ATR-72 aircraft.
Bandar Udara Kuabang
|Owner||Government of Indonesia|
|Operator||Indonesian Ministry of Transportation|
|Location||Kao, Halmahera Utara, North Maluku|
|Time zone||WIT (UTC+09:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||13 m / 44 ft|
Sources: Indonesian Ministry of Transportation
The airport was originally built by the Empire of Japan at the midst of the Pacific War of World War II. After the Japanese surrendered, the airport was neglected for several years before the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation decided to reactivate the airport to improve air connection to the surrounding area. In 1972, a CN-235 successfully landed smoothly on the airport runway, marking the completion of the reactivation of the airport.
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