Yogyakarta International Airport

Yogyakarta International Airport, jogja airport

Yogyakarta International Airport (IATA: YIA, ICAO: WAHI) is a new international airport in Yogyakarta located at Temon district of Kulon Progo Regency, which serves the Yogyakarta Special Region, in Java, Indonesia.

The airport is operated by Angkasa Pura I, an Indonesian Government company. The airport is due to replace Adisutjipto International Airport of Yogyakarta, which is currently over capacity. The airport commenced operations on the 6th of May 2019 with the first arrival, a Citilink flight from Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport.

The new airport is anticipated to accommodate 15 million passengers annually upon completion. The airport has been developed in two phases, In the first phase of development, the airport has a terminal area of 130,000 square meters with a capacity of up to 15 million passengers per year and the runway will be 3,250 meter x 60 meter. The total land area of the airport is about 645 hectare. The tourism industry will be happy to welcome more travelers and visitors who will explore Yogyakarta and surroundings.

In the second phase of development, the new airport terminal will be developed to 195,000 square meters that can accommodate up to 20 million passengers per year. The length of the runway will be extended by 350 meters to 3,600 meters and 45 meters wide with apron that can be parked up to 45 aircraft.

Future plans also include to turn the airport land into an airport city integrated with industrial, and tourism areas. The airport is designed to be resistant to earthquakes measuring up to 8.8 on the Richter magnitude scale as it was constructed in an earthquake-prone area, and will be equipped with tsunami mitigation facilities.