Jenderal Ahmad Yani International Airport

Ahmad Yani International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Ahmad Yani) (IATA: SRG, ICAO: WAHS) is an airport that serves the city of Semarang, in Central Java, Indonesia. The airport is named in honor of Ahmad Yani, who is a National Hero of Indonesia. It is one of the fastest-growing airports in the world by number of passengers.[1] It became an international airport with the first flight of Garuda Indonesia to Singapore in August 2004. The airport is operated by PT Angkasa Pura I, a state enterprise of the Indonesian Ministry of Transport that manages airports in the eastern part of the country.

Airport serving Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Ahmad Yani International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional Ahmad Yani

The new terminal building
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator PT Angkasa Pura I
Serves Semarang
Location Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates

06°58′17″S110°22′27″E

Website http://www.ahmadyani-airport.com/
Maps

Java region in Indonesia

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Location in the city of Semarang

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Location in Java

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Location in Indonesia

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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,792 2,680x45m Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers 5,162,100
Aircraft movements 45,515
Cargo 13,220,000

The airport used to be a military airbase owned by the TNI (Armed Forces of Indonesia) until 1966, when the airport was declared open to domestic commercial flights, while continuing to operate as an airbase for the Indonesian Army. The area is commonly known as Kalibanteng, hence it was commonly known as Kalibanteng Airbase. The new floating terminal of the airport was officially opened by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on 7 June 2018.[2]

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General Ahmad Yani International Airport used to be a military airbase for the Indonesian Army. It was opened for commercial flights after a joint decree between Chief of the Air Staff, Minister of Transport, and the Army Chief of staff on 31 August 1966.[3] Since 1 October 1995, management was transferred to PT Angkasa Pura I. This marked the start of the fully commercial function of the airport until now.

Expansion began in 2004, done in phases starting with the addition to the length of the runway to accommodate the safer landing of larger aircraft. The airport gained its international status in August 2004 with its inaugural flight from Semarang to Singapore, as mentioned in the Minister’s Decree No. 64/2004 on 10 August 2004. However, due to the global recession, the Semarang-Singapore route operated by Garuda was discontinued. Batavia Air took over this route in November 2009. Batavia Air ceased operations on 31 January 2013 as an outcome of a petition for bankruptcy on 30 January 2013. Currently, AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia have routes to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur from Semarang’s General Ahmad Yani International Airport.

General Ahmad Yani International Airport used to have a terminal to the south of the runway, with one arrival and departure gate each for domestic and international flights. The old terminal had a total area of 6,708 square meters in size. Facilities include souvenir shops, food outlets, bank, money changer, hotel and travel booking offices, taxi and rental car services. The airport is in the coastal area of Maron beach in the West Semarang district, which is prone to flooding and abrasion.[4]

Central Java Government announced plans to expand the airport in 2004. The airport previously had a 1,850 m runway which was only capable of handling Boeing 737 Classics. Since the expansion, it has a 2,680 m runway which is capable of handling Boeing 767 and Airbus A330.

On 17 June 2014 Angkasa Pura I and military officials signed an agreement allowing the use of military land for 30 years and implementing the expansion project.

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