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.

Kuabang Airport

Bandar Udara Kuabang
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorIndonesian Ministry of Transportation
LocationKao, Halmahera Utara, North Maluku
Time zoneWIT (UTC+09:00)
Elevation AMSL13 m / 44 ft
Coordinates1°11′14″N 127°53′45″E / 1.18722°N 127.89583°E / 1.18722; 127.89583Coordinates: 1°11′14″N 127°53′45″E / 1.18722°N 127.89583°E / 1.18722; 127.89583
KAZ is located in Halmahera
Location within North Maluku, Indonesia
KAZ is located in Indonesia
KAZ (Indonesia)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,398 1,950 Asphalt
Sources: Indonesian Ministry of Transportation[1]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. "Kuabang Kao Airport". Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. "Sejarah Bandara Kuabang Kao". Retrieved 19 December 2017.