New Samarinda Aji Prince Temenggung International Airport
Samarinda Aji Prince Temenggung International Airport is a new airport development serving the city of Samarinda, East Kalimantan. The Provincial Government of East Kalimantan is funding the development, expected to replace the existing Samarinda Temindung Airport. The new airport will feature a 3000m x 60m runway. Aji Prince Temenggung International Airport was scheduled for completion in 2016, and was due to commence partial operation on 10-Jan-2017. Samarinda's Department of Transportation has specified the airport development is ongoing, with the runway still under construction. The entire airport development project was allocated a budget of IDR683 billion (USD51 million).
Aug-2017. New Samarinda Airport is targeted to commence operation in Feb-2018.
Apr-2017. PT Angkasa Pura I MD Danang Baskoro the ownership transfer of Jayapura Sentani Airport, New Samarinda Airport and Tarakan Juwata Airport from Ministry of Trnapsort to APII is likely to complete in 2018.
Sep-2016. New Samarinda Airport development project is on schedule for completion in early 2017, according to East Kalimantan Province Head of Transportation Salman Lumoindong. The 1200m runway is expected to be completed in Dec-2016, weather permitting, along with the rest of the airport facilities. The government is anticipating a "soft opening" on 10-Jan-2017, a month earlier than expected.
Aug-2016. New Samarinda Airport project manager Elffrianto reported the airport will launch operation in Feb-2017, however full operation will only commence in 2018. Mr Elffrianto stated works on the 125m by 600m apron area is 70% complete while ground hardening for the 1200m runway is still underway.
22-Jul-2016. Indonesia Ministry of Transportation (MoT) received the land certificate for the new Samarinda Airport site in Sungai Siring on 20-Jul-2016. MoT will develop a new airport facility which is expected to replace the existing Samarinda Temindung Airport.
04-Jul-2016. New Samarinda Airport will be handed over to East Kalimantan's Ministry of Transportation ‘immediately’, according to East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak.
23-Dec-2015. New Samarinda Airport will feature a longer runway than previously planned. Indonesian Minister of Transportation Igansius Jonan approved the runway to extend 3000m in total, from prior 2500m.
14-Dec-2015. East Kalimantan Head of Department of Transportation Kaltim Zairin Zain reported the government is facing issues with land acquisition for the development of MRO facility at the new Samarinda Airport. According to Mr Zairin Zain, residents are demanding compensation of up to IDR15 million (USD1067) for each metre of land, IDR13.5 million (USD960) more than expected. The government have acquired 333ha with approximately 70ha remaining.
Sep-2015. East Kalimantan will consider renaming New Samarinda Airport as Aji Muhammad Idris Airport or Pranoto Airport, according to Governor Awang Ishak Faroek). Mr Awang said the local government will select one of the names for the new airport. The New Samarinda Airport will feature a 2500m x 60m runway, and replace the existing Samarinda Airport.
- 2,500m × 60m
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