Baucau or Cakung airport is located 6.5Km west of Baucau town and has the status of an international airport as it has the capability of receiving international flights, however it is currently unattended.
The airport is available for use between sunrise and sunset; operators intending to operate into Baucau must contact CAD at +670 3317 110 ext 101 or 102. Fax No. +670 3317 111
The runway is in very good condition (better than Dili airport) and can serve Ilyushin Il-76 (Max takeoff weight: 157,000 kg) or Antonov 124s.
There is an apron with asphalt surface 100m x 108m connected to the runway by a 37 m stretch of asphalt taxiway.
The control tower is still in place, but is dysfunctional although Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts are available through the Darwin MET office. The terminal buildings are currently used as a barracks and operations canter for UNPOL border patrol units.
However, as there is no traffic control, fire fighting equipment or ground handling facilities, an advance team would be needed to set up communications and security for emergency operations.
Province / District
|Baucau / Cakung|
IATA & ICAO codes
|IATA: BCH, ICAO: WPEC|
Town or City (closest)
NGO / UN (on ground)
Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No)
2509m x 56m
Ground Handling (Yes / No)
Runway Lighting (Yes / No)
Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)
Air Traffic Control (Yes / No)
Windsock (Yes / No)
Weather Information (Yes / No)
Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No)
Navigation Aids (Yes / No)
Perimeter fencing (Yes / No)
For information on Timor-Leste Baucau National Airport contact details, please see the following links:
For information on Timor-Leste Baucau National Airport additional details, please see the following pictures:
Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.