Matahora Airport in Wakatobi regency in Southeast Sulawesi is aiming to welcome more travellers with recent developments to both its landside and airside areas. The developments will see an increase in security, as well as infrastructure expansion and additional greenery planted around the runway area.
Built in 2007, Matahora Airport is located in the Wangi-Wangi Selatan district. The airport’s terminal covers an area of 1,524 square metres and its airside operations include a 2,000-metre by 30-metre-length runway, a 107-metre by 18-metre taxiway, and a 103-metre by 73-metre apron.
Earlier this week, Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan visited Matahora Airport as part of his inspection duty in the Eastern part of Indonesia. Jonan stressed the importance of maintaining and developing Wakatobi Airport’s safety record and facilities since it plays an important role in boosting the regency’s economy, especially the tourism sector.
Photo: Achmad Herdin (BKIP Kemenhub)