Kuala Namu International Airport In Medan is a new airport for the city of Medan, Indonesia. Its location is a former plantation acreage PT. Nusantara II Plantation Tanjung Morawa, located in Kuala Namu, Banyan Banyan Village, district, Kabupaten Deli Serdang. Kuala Namu will replace Polonia airport already aged more than 70 years. When completed, the expected Kuala However can be a base of international transit airport for Sumatra and the surrounding area, will be the second largest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
The transfer of the airport to Kuala Namu has been planned since 1991. In a work visit to Medan, Azwar Anas, Minister of transport at the time, said that for the sake of flight safety, the airport will be moved out of town.
Preparation of construction beginning in 1997, but the monetary crisis which started in the same year and then force the development plans on hold. Since then the news about this airport are rarely heard from again, until new momentum when the Mandala Airlines plane crash in September 2005 that crashed shortly after taking off from Polonia. The accident that claimed the life of North Sumatra Governor Tengku Rizal Nurdin was also the cause of some residents who live around the Airport Airport layout died from being too close to the settlements. This led to the emergence of a return call so that the airports in Medan soon moved to a more appropriate place. In addition, the capacity of Polonia has been more a limit is also a factor he has planned the transfer of the airport.
The development plan for years hampered issues unresolved land acquisition. Until June 2006, a new 1,650 hectares of land that has not been problematic (it has been settled since 1994), while the land inhabited by 71 other family heads are still being negotiated, but in November 2006 it was reported that Angkasa Pura II has completed the acquisition of land.
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The construction of phase I accompanied by the construction of the railway line from the station in Kabu Cedar Trees to the airport which is about 450 meters. Cedar Kabu station itself is connected to the Field Station with a distance of 22,96 km. Estimated mileage from Medan to Kuala However will range between 16-30 minutes.
There is also a proposed toll road development Medan-Kuala However as a business development of transport from and to the airport. However, the implementation of the construction during the period of toll road development in 2005-2010 has not yet been granted by the Central Government.
Airport area and capacity
The airport is expected to accommodate seven to 10 million passengers and 10,000 aircraft movements per know. n while following the completion of phase II this airport plan would accommodate 25 million passengers per year.
Spacious passenger terminal to be constructed was around 6.5 hectares with facilities within 3.5 acres of commercial area and cargo facilities covering an area of 1.3 hectares. Kuala International Airport However had a long runway 3750 metres, and is able to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft including the Airbus A380.www.aboutofindonesia.blogspot.com