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Kuabang Airport, also known as Kao Airport, is located in Kao town, North Halmahera district, on Halmahera island in North Maluku Province. 

The airport is about 107 km, around 2-hour drive using land transport to Sofifi city (Government Administration). The airport currently serves daily domestic flight to Manado, operated by Wings Air using the ATR-72 aircraft. 

Airport Overview 

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Indonesia 

Province or District 

North Maluku Province 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

Tobelo 86 KM – 1 and half hours 

Sofifi 107 KM -  2 hours 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Kuabang KAO Airport 

Latitude 

01° 11’ 12.49“ N 

Longitude 

127° 53’ 45.63“ E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

44 Feet / 13.5 Meters 

IATA Code 

KAZ 

ICAO Code 

WAMK 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Airport Implementation Unit (Unit Penyelenggara Bandar Udara/UPBU), Ministry of Transportation 

Management Contact Person 

Rusdi Ali 

M. +62 812 4167 4114 

Dewi Estunut 

M. +62 852 8337 7792 

Email. Rosedewi.ds@gmail.com 

Open From (hours) 

06:00 WIT 

Open To (hours) 

17:00 WIT 

 Airport Picture 

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

Wings Air - http://www.lionair.co.id

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator 

A new passenger terminal is currently being finalised, and a new flight route to Makassar (to be operated by Sriwijaya Airlines) in the process of being established. These are expected to commence mid-2019. 

Performance for 2018 

 

Per Year (2018)

Total Aircraft Movements 

362  

Total Passengers 

12,894 

Total Capacity of the Airport (mt) 

14,999 

Current Activity of the Airport (mt) 

14,999 

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS) 

No 

 Runways 

Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

L2400 x W30 

Orientation 

18-36 

Surface 

Asphalt (54 F/C/X/T) 

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Customs 

No 

JET A-1 fuel 

No 

Immigration 

No 

AVGAS 100 

No 

Terminal Building 

Yes 

Single Point Refueling 

No 

Passenger Terminal 

Yes 

Air Starter Units 

No 

Cargo terminal 

No 

Ground Power (mobile) 

No 

Pax Transport to Airfield 

No 

Ground Handling Services 

Yes 

Control Tower 

Yes 

Latrine Servicing 

No 

Weather Facilities 

Yes 

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO) 

Category: 5 

Catering Services 

No 

De-icing Equipment 

No 

Base Operating Room 

Yes 

Parking Ramp Lighting 

Yes 

Airport Radar 

No 

Approach & Runway Lights 

Yes 

NDB 

Yes 

VOR 

Yes 

ILS 

Yes 

 

 

Airport Operating Details 

Operating Details 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo 

B737-500 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet 

C-130 

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²) 

157 M x 72 M 

Storage Area (m3 and MT) 

Nil 

Handling Equipment 

Elevators / Hi Loaders  

No 

Max Capacity (MT) 

 

Max Height 

(m) 

 

Loading Ramps 

No 

Airfield Costs 

Flight costs can be seen at www.dephub.go.id

NAVIGATION CHARGES 

The costs below are charged based on the operational hours. 

Charges 

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg) 

 

0 - 7,000 

7,001 - 136,000 

136,001 and over 

Navigation (per journey) USD - $ 

15% of the cost of flight navigation services for domestic routes 

Landing USD - $ 

$ 0.21/1000 kg domestic 

$ 8.84/1000 kg domestic 

$ 26.02/1000 kg domestic 

Night Landing USD - $ 

- 

- 

- 

Night Take-Off USD - $ 

- 

- 

- 

Parking 

$ 0.07 / 1000 kg / 12 hours – domestic 

Handling Charges 

- 

- 

- 

FUEL SERVICES CHARGES 

The Aircraft Refuelling Depot is not available at the airport for aviation fuel.  

 

Price per Litre USD - $ 

Jet A-1 

Nil 

Avgas 

Nil 

CARGO TERMINAL CHARGES

PT. CV.Nurul Perkasais the only ground handling company in Kuabang KAO Airport that handles domestic cargo. 

Import Charges 

Type of Charge 

Rate USD - $ per kg 

Comments 

Handling Charge 



All services costs are handled by CVNurul Perkasa. 

Break Bulk Fee 

Diplomatic Mail 

Strong Room – per consignment 

Cold Storage Fee 

Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours 

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt 

Storage per Day 

Export 

Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo 

All services costs are handled by CVNurul Perkasa. 

International Air Waybill 

Local Air Waybill 

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation 

Air Way Bill Documentation 

Diplomatic Mail 

Storage Charges per Day 

AIR-BRIDGE CHARGES 

 No air-bridge facility is available. 

Security 

Kuabang Kao Airport is a civil airport. It has security posts: 

  • at the passenger terminal 
  • 1 at the entrance gate 
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