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Bandar Udara Internasional
|Airport type||Closed (previously public)|
|Operator||PT Angkasa Pura I|
|Elevation AMSL||52 ft / 17.3 m|
Airport classification-Class II
Closed to airline operations on 30 September 2011 at 18:00 Boeing 737, Airbus A319, A320, MD90, Fokker F100
Selaparang Airport (IATA: AMI, ICAO: WADA), was the sole airport serving the island of Lombok and the city of Mataram, the capital of the province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia until its closure on 30 September 2011. The IATA code AMI came from the nearby port of Ampenan, now a part of Mataram. The airport was operated by PT. Angkasa Pura 1 (PERSERO). The new Lombok International Airport operated under the AMI IATA code until late November 2011, toward the end of the month the IATA code LOP was formally listed for the new airport and was slowly being transitioned by the airlines operating to Lombok.
Selaparang Airport was closed on 30 September 2011 to facilitate transfer of resources and operations to the new Lombok International Airport (Bandara Internasional Lombok - BIL) (IATA: LOP, ICAO: WADL) in Central Lombok Regency.
Indonesian airports frequently levy taxes upon departing passengers. Passengers departing Lombok's Selaparang Airport were subject to a departure tax of Rp 75,000 for international departures and Rp 30.000 for domestic departures.
Taxi Mataram (Airport Taksi) operated from the airport until 30 September 2011. They had an exclusive contract to provide taxi services to arriving passengers at Selaparang airport. Arriving passengers purchased taxi coupons at dedicated Airport taxi service counters at both the domestic and the international terminals. The islands other taxi operators were only able to drop off passengers inside the airport and cannot pick up passengers within the airport grounds. Prices were set by destination/zone with Lombok comprising 22 price zones. The last zone and pricing adjustment was issued by West Nusa Tenggara government decree in 2009.
Private vehicles including cars, shuttle buses, buses and motorbikes had access the airport's public parking area and terminal drop off zones. Public access to the parking area is by a dedicated roadway entered through the main terminal gate from both eastbound and westbound roadways of the nearby Jalan Adi Sucipto which runs parallel to the airports single runway. The airport operators charged an entrance fee for all vehicles entering the airport including taxis, cars, buses and motorbikes until the official closure of the airport.
All the mobile facilities were removed to Bandara Internasional Lombok WADL at the time of cessation of operations at Selaparang. The resources listed below were those that previously served the operational airport until 30 September 2011.
All demountable facilities were removed to Bandara Internasional Lombok at the time of cessation of operations at Selaparang. The resources listed below were those that previously served the operational airport until D\30 September 2011.
Specifications provided may be subject to change
In February 2012, PT Angkasa Pura I (PT AP I) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Merukh Enterprise for utilizing the airport as aircraft maintenance area. PT AP I has also agreed some area of the airport is used as Lombok Institute Flying Technology (LIFT) which 51 percent stake is kept by domestic investor and the rest is kept by Castel Mark Limited, Hongkong. The airport definitely closed for regular flights, but opens for charter flights.
The future use of Selaparang Airport to develop a General Aviation Hub for Indonesia may offer considerable opportunities for Indonesia's tourism triangle of Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa. Currently national law restricts the development of General Aviation in Indonesia due to national laws preventing other than Indonesian registered pilots to operate inside Indonesian airspace without a suitably qualified Indonesian pilot present in the cockpit.
For specifications source please see PT Angkasa Pura I