Get to Know 8 Airports in East Java

There are many types of transportation that you can use for traveling. Especially if the destination is in East Java, which is the largest province on the island of Java and has a variety of natural resources. Examples of transportation are motorbikes, cars, buses, trains, to airplanes.

From the many transportation options, you can choose a practical and effective transportation, namely an airplane. Although it is considered expensive, this one transportation can take you to your destination quickly, so you can save the time you have. Here are 8 airports in East Java.

Iswahyudi Air Force Base, Magetan

The first airport is located at the western end of East Java Province, precisely in Maospati District, Magetan Regency. But this airport is not opened to serve general or commercial flights, but only for the Indonesian Air Force. As the name implies, the airport, which was built in 1939, is only used by the Indonesian Air Force (Indonesian National Army Air Force).

Even though it is located in Magetan, this airport is better known as the airport located in Madiun. This is because all assets at the airport are managed by the Madiun City Government. The airport is a type A airstrip, which is under the Air Force Operations Command II.

Surya Air Heliport PT. Gudang Garam.Tbk Kediri

Switch to a bit central part of East Java, namely Kediri. This tofu city also has an airport built by a well-known Indonesian cigarette factory, PT. Gudang Garam.Tbk. This wide field is intended for corporations, medical evacuations, personal trips, sightseeing tours, and so on.

The airport, which is managed by Surya Air, was recently built. This development will be completed in 2022. The hope is that the airport, which is located on Jl. Raya Gampeng No. 443, Kediri can be a development in East Java.

Harun Thohir Airport, Gresik

Next is Harun Thohir Airport, which is also known as Bawean Airport. Because this airport is located on Bawean Island, Gresik Regency. This island is a tourist destination. Therefore, this airport was built to facilitate tourists who want to enjoy its natural beauty.

The airport, which was inaugurated in 2016, only serves flights to and from Surabaya, because the runway at this airport is difficult to extend. Not only that, the airport managed by PT Angkasa Pura I cannot have the status of an international airport.

Juanda International Airport, Surabaya

The capital city of East Java, namely Surabaya, also has a very famous airport. Its name is Juanda International Airport. As the name implies, this airport does not only serve domestic flights, but also international flights.

Until now, Juanda Airport has two operating terminals, namely Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. This is because Terminal 1 has been overloaded. The terminal which opened in 2006 is next to the air runway. Then 5 years later Terminal 2 was built to help the busy flight schedule.

This terminal is used by Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia X, Merpati Nusantara, Sriwijaya Air, and Tigerair Mandala airlines, as well as several international airlines.

Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, Malang

The next airport located in East Java Province is Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport. This airport is located in Pakis, Malang Regency, or about 17 km east of the center of Malang City. The name of the airport is taken from one of the national heroes, namely Abdulrahman Saleh, who previously had the name Bugis Airport.

For now, Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport has two runways, with the first for small aircraft such as the Hercules C-130 with a length of 1,500 meters, and the second for large aircraft such as the Boeing 737 with a length of 2,300 meters. The East Java Provincial Government has increased the runway at this airport to 2,500 meters.

For civil flights, Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport serves the Jakarta-Malang route which is operated by Sriwijaya Air, Garuda Indonesia, Batik Air, and Citilink Indonesia airlines. Meanwhile, the Malang-Denpasar route is served by Wings Air (a subsidiary of Lion Air), and the Malang-Balikpapan route is served by KalStar Aviation.

To get to this airport, tourists can use the services of the Garuda Taxi, which is a component of the Indonesian Air Force Cooperative, using a regional fare payment system. Meanwhile, because it is located in the Indonesian Air Force complex, Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport is not bypassed by public transportation, and visitors need to leave the airport area one to two km away in advance to get an angkot.

Notohadinegoro Airport, Jember

Next is Notohadinegoro Airport, which is located in Wirowongso Village, Ajung District, Jember Regency. The airport, which has been operating since 2014, serves flights from and to Juanda International Airport, Surabaya. Although the distance from Jember to Surabaya is not too far, the plane can save you time on the way.

Notohadinegoro Airport has one building consisting of an airport authority office, departure terminal, arrival terminal, and flight ticket sales counter. There are 3 airlines at this airport, namely Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, and Susi Air.

Banyuwangi Airport

The last airport is located at the eastern tip of East Java, namely Banyuwangi. It used to be called Blimbingsari Airport, but in 2017 it has changed to Banyuwangi Airport. This airport is the only airport that carries the green airport concept in Indonesia. This airport almost does not use air conditioning because there is a lot of good air circulation. The building is a tropical house concept with mini bulkheads made of wood.

The airport which operated in 2010 has 7 airlines, namely Air Asia, China Airlines, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, NAM Air, and Wings Air. The runway has a length of 2,250 meters, which will be extended by another 250 meters.

Trunojoyo Airport

This airport is located in Sumenep Regency, Madura Island, East Java. Trunojoyo Airport officially operated in 2010, which at that time was used by Merpati Nusantara Airlines for flight schools. Then, in 2015, Susi Air started the first pioneering flight with the Sumenep-Surabaya and Sumenep-Jember routes.

Most recently, the airport, which has a runway dimension of 1,600 meters x 30 meters, serves the Sumenep-Surabaya PP route, which is operated by Wings Air every day. The flight operates every day using ATR 72-600 aircraft, as well as following Airfast Indonesia, which previously served the Surabaya-Sumenep PP and Sumenep-Bawean PP routes.