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Hang Nadim Airpot in Batam

Written By Rio Gonzales on Monday, October 22, 2012 | Monday, October 22, 2012

Hang Nadim Airport(IATA: BTH, ICAO: WIDD), also known as Hang Nadim International Airport, is located in Batam, Riau Islands (part of Sumatra), Indonesia. Named after the famous Laksamana Hang Nadim, It is the only airport on the island. Hang Nadim Airport in Batam island, south of Singapore

It has been the primary method of transport to and from Batam, alongside ferries to neighboring islands (including Singapore). As Batam continues to develop its tourism sectors, the Hang Nadim has proved a sufficiently effective airport. Originally developed as an alternative airport for Singapore Changi Airport in mind (should in case an emergency for aircraft force a redirect), the Hang Nadim has facilities and the longest runway in Indonesia, sufficient for Boeing 747s and several times more passengers than it is currently serving.

However Changi was developed to grow, and the Sijori Growth Triangle region has 5 airports, including Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru, Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport in Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island and the Seletar Airport.

Hang Nadim Airport has a runway length of 4040 meters, is the airport with the longest runway in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The airport was built in the era of Mr. Habibie's leadership as chairman of the Batam Authority, which is one project in Batam megastruktur Barelang besides the bridge.

At the beginning of its construction, the airport project was considered a crazy idea and the project was wasteful because only 6,000 residents batam soul and still largely forested. But since the operation 1995, Hang Nadim become one of the busiest airports in Indonesia with 250 flights a week and a supporter of economic growth in Batam and Riau Islands, which reached two-digit growth in recent years.

Not only class Boeing 737 aircraft that can land here, Jet Aircraft Jombo class Airbus A330 Boeing 767 or even can do the landing and take off at Hang Nadim.

Airlines Serving Airport:

Batavia Air,
Garuda Indonesia,
Indonesia AirAsia,
Kartika Airlines,
Mandala Airlines,
Merpati Nusantara,
Riau Airlines,
Sabang Merauke Raya Air,
Sriwijaya Air,
Wings Air

Hang Nadim Airport Terminal is a domestic airport and is Batam's only airport. Situated on the north-eastern side of Batam it is serviced by numerous airlines. It is just a few minutes by taxi to nearby resorts and approximately 30 mins to Nagoya, Batam's main city. The resorts have mini buses available for pick-up / drop-off at the airport.

Hang Nadim Airport Terminal Building
1st Floor, Jl Hang Nadim No 1
Batam 26466
Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia
Tel: (General) +62 (0)77 876 1507
Fax: (General) +62 (0)77 876 1852
email: info@hangnadim-airport.com

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