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Minangkabau International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Minangkabau, (IATA: PDG, ICAO: WIEE) is the principal airport serving the province of West Sumatra on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located at Ketaping, Padang Pariaman Regency which is about 23 km north-west of Padang. The airport became operational in July 2005, replacing the old Tabing Airport in Padang. The airport is named after the Minangkabau ethnic group who inhabit the region. There is one terminal building for both international flights and domestic flights. The airport has 17 check-in counters, 5 baggage conveyors, and 9 ticket sales counters.[3] The architecture of airport terminal adopting bagonjong (spired roof), Minangkabau vernacular architecture commonly found in rumah gadang traditional house.

Minangkabau International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional Minangkabau
Minangkabau Airport MRD-1.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura II
LocationPadang Pariaman Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Opened22 August 2005 (operational)
25 August 2005 (official)
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates00°47′12″S 100°16′50″E / 0.78667°S 100.28056°E / -0.78667; 100.28056Coordinates: 00°47′12″S 100°16′50″E / 0.78667°S 100.28056°E / -0.78667; 100.28056
Sumatra region in Indonesia
Sumatra region in Indonesia
PDG is located in Sumatra
Location of airport in West Sumatra / Indonesia
PDG is located in Indonesia
PDG (Indonesia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers Movement (annual)3.937.251
Terminal Capacity (annual)1,200,000

In late 2013, the runway was lengthened to 250 m that is now compatible with Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 planes. There was also a plan to connect the airport to the city of Padang with a train service.[4] The terminal expansion (Phase II) is already announced and the rendering is already released in Angkasa Pura 2 website.[5]



Minangkabau Airport Area Terminal

Minangkabau International Airport is located 23 km from the center of the city of Padang, occupying an area of ± 427 hectares as the main gateway to West Sumatra. The airport was built in 2001 replacing Tabing Airport which has been operating for 34 years. The relocation from Tabing Airport to Minangkabau International Airport was done because the old airport could no longer meet the requirements in terms of flight safety. The new airport construction cost approximately 9.4 billion yen, in the form of soft loan from Japan Bank International Corporation (JICB) and the state budget of around Rp 97.6 billion (10% of it). The constructions were carried out by the main contractors Shimizu and Marubeni of Japan JO and Adhi Karya from Indonesia.

There are a number of flights serving the routes from and to Minangkabau International Airport, similar to the former Tabing Airport. These routes help to connect Padang to Jakarta, Medan, Batam and Pekanbaru domestically; whereas international routes connect it to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Currently there are six national airlines and one foreign airlines operating at Minangkabau International Airport. The Airport can accommodate wide-body aircraft like Airbus A330, Boeing 747-400, or Boeing 777 and upon completion of the all the facilities in the future, it would have better facilities for passengers and operators as compared with the former Tabing Airport.

Minangkabau International Airport is the third airport in Indonesia, after Soekarno–Hatta Airport at Cengkareng and Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan to be constructed from scratch. The passenger terminal building is expanded to 36,789 square meters so it can accommodate 3.7 million passengers per year. In phase II will be developed to 49,124 square meters to accommodate 5.9 million passengers per year. The number of check-in counters will increase to a total of 32 counters with 5 conveyor belt baggage luggage. The runway will expand from the current measuring 2,750 x 45 square meters to 3,000 x 45 square meters in order to accommodate the operation of larger aircraft. The number of taxiways will also increase to 8 taxiways so that it will accelerate aircraft traffic on the air side to improve the airline's on time performance and accommodate more flight operations. [6]

In order to provide an alternative transportation for the public, Minangkabau International Airport will soon be integrated with the railway line with 202.5 m connection building between the airport and railway station. Along with the development of the airport, the local government has completed a flyover at the intersection of the entrance to the airport which links the Airport with the By-pass arterial road. Another planned upgrade includes road widening of a 10 km stretch Tabing – Duku section, being part of PadangBukit Tinggi road.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-300 parked at Minangkabau International Airport
Map of Minangkabau airport


AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Batik Air Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
CitilinkBatam, Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Palembang
Garuda Indonesia Batam, Gunungsitoli,[Note 1] Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Palembang
Seasonal: Jeddah
Hajj: Medina
Lion Air Batam, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Medan, Surabaya, Yogyakarta-Adisucipto
Seasonal: Jeddah[7][Note 2], Medina[8][Note 3]
Sriwijaya Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Medan
Susi Air Batu Islands, Mukomuko, Sipore
Wings Air Bengkulu, Gunung Sitoli, Jambi, Palembang, Pekanbaru [9]
XpressAir Bandung
  1. ^ Garuda Indonesia flight from Gunungsitoli to Jakarta includes a stop-over at Padang. However, all flights from Jakarta to Gunungsitoli are non-stop.
  2. ^ Lion Air flights from Padang to Jeddah and Medina includes a stop-over at Thiruvananthapuram. However, Lion Air does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Padang and Thiruvananthapuram.
  3. ^ Lion Air flights from Padang to Jeddah and Medina includes a stop-over at Thiruvananthapuram. However, Lion Air does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Padang and Thiruvananthapuram.


Cardig Air Jakarta—Halim Perdanakusuma


The Frequency of Domestic Flights at Minangkabau International Airport
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airline(s)
1 Jakarta, Special Capital Region (All Airports) 171 Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
2 Batam, Riau Islands 32 Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air,
3 Medan, North Sumatra 21 Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
4 Palembang, South Sumatra 14 Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air
5 Gunung Sitoli, North Sumatra 9 Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air
6 Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region 7 Lion Air
7 Bandung, West Java 7 XpressAir
8 Pekanbaru, Riau 7 Wings Air
9 Bengkulu, Bengkulu 7 Wings Air
10 Jambi, Jambi 7 Wings Air
11 Surabaya, East Java 3 Lion Air
12 Batu Islands, North Sumatra 2 Susi Air
13 Sipore, West Sumatra 1 Susi Air
14 Mukomuko, Bengkulu 1 Susi Air

The Frequency of International Flights at Minangkabau International Airport
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airline(s)
1   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 21 AirAsia
2   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2 Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia
4   Medina, Saudi Arabia 2 Lion Air


The facilities are adequate for a provincial airport: there is an ample parking space and a range of stores selling various goods (especially local products). At present, the check-in arrangements are generally quite efficient, but as the airport is designed to serve only 2.87 million passengers per year, the departure lounge can be quite crowded at times. Due to overcrowding, airport authority pledges to expand the airport capacity from current 3.84 million passengers movement to 5.7 million passengers starting from 2018.[10][11] Apart from expanding the airport, airport authority also focuses on renovating the airport preexisting facilities. Some facilities that have been refurbished are the toilet and the arrival gates.[12]

Ground transportationEdit


Service Destination Fare
Shuttle Airport Bus
Tranex Mandiri Lubuk Begalung, Padang IDR 18,000
Damri Pasar Raya, Padang IDR 22,000


Passengers are encouraged to use metered taxi to avoid scams. Taxis are available anytime at the taxi parking area. They are usually available from 07:00 AM to 22:30 PM.[13]


A 3.9 km railway connecting the airport to the nearby Duku Railway Station has been inaugurated by President Joko Widodo on 21 May 2018. From Duku Railway Station, the railway continues to run to Padang railway station. It is the third airport rail link in Indonesia after Kualanamu Airport Rail Link and Soekarno–Hatta Airport Rail Link.

Accidents and incidentsEdit


  1. ^ Airport information for WIPT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for WIPT at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ PT Angkasapura II – Minangkabau Airport Facilities
  4. ^ Minangkabau Airport Archived 23 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ PT Angkasapura II
  6. ^ "Ini Rencana Pembangunan Bandara Internasional Minangkabau". Republika. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
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  10. ^ ""Airport Grow Faster" Ala Angkasa Pura II". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Bandara Minangkabau Diperluas Tahun Depan". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Rencana AP II untuk Percantik Bandara Minangkabau". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Passenger Guides". Minangkabau International Airport. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

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