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Minangkabau International Airport

Minangkabau International Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Sumatra
Airport typePublic
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura II
ServesPadang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
LocationKetaping, Padang Pariaman
Elevation5 m (18 ft)

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Minangkabau International Airport is the principal airport serving the province of West Sumatra on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located about 23 km north-west of Padang, in Ketaping, Padang Pariaman regency. The airport became operational in July 2005, replacing the old Tabing Airport in Padang. The airport is named after the Minangkabau ethnic group who inhabit the region. There is one terminal building for both international flights and domestic flights. The airport has 17 check-in counters, 5 baggage conveyors, and 9 ticket sales counters.

There is a plan to lengthen the runway by 250 m to be compatible with Boeing 747 planes, and also to connect the airport to the city of Padang with a train service. The terminal expansion (Phase II) is already announced and the rendering is already released in Angkasa Pura 2 website.

The airport suffered minor damage in an earthquake in September, 2009.

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