Yogyakarta Airport (JOG) – Holiday Indonesia’s Historical City
Located on the island of Java in Indonesia, Yogyakarta Airport is the primary airport serving the Yogyakarta area of the island. Officially called as Adisucipto or Adisutjipto International Airport, it is operated by PT Angkasa Pura I and is at an elevation of 107 meters above sea level. The airport has an asphalt runway (2,200 meters) and a grass runway (1,337 meters). The airport is located at a distance of 6 km from the city center and is the 4th busiest airport in Java after Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Juanda International Airport and Ngurah Rai International Airport. In the year 2011, the airport recorded 4.291.646 passenger, 51.21 6aircraft and 12.850.482 cargo movements. The airport is at a unique location as the terminal is just 10 meters away from a railway station. The government is planning to build the airport as ‘fused terminal’ by building a railway station and bus terminal in the airport.
The airport has been operational since the Second World War and it was then called as Maguwo Airport. It was named after the pilot Agustinus Adisucipto, which was killed on 29th July 1947 during an attack on Maguwo. The airport was heavily damaged and was closed for a few days during the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake and 2010 Mount Merapi eruption and most of the flights were either cancelled or rerouted to Adisumarmo International Airport in Solo. In the year 2015, the airport got a new terminal which handles the entire international and a few domestic low cost flight carriers. The plan to extend the current runway by 300 meters and widening the apron is also underway. Due to limited availability of land, the government is planning to relocate the exiting airport to Gadingsariin Bantul Regency or Temon in Kulon Progo Regency. The government is also planning to construct a new airport Kulonprogoby in a joint venture between PT Angkasa Pura I and GVK Group from India and is scheduled to open in 2016. The airport gained the status of an international airport on 21 February 2004.
AirAsia, Aviastar, Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Nam Air, Silk Air, Sriwijaya Air, Wings Air and XpressAir currently operate regular passenger flights from the Adisutjipto International Airport.
Yogyakarta Airport is one of the best airports in the region and is a major international gateway for tourists planning a trip to Java. Though the airport boasts of state-of-the-art infrastructure and best facilities, it has not received any award till now.
Routes and Destinations
Direct flights from Adisutjipto International Airport are available for Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Lampung, Jakarta, Balikpapan, Bali, Makassar, Banjarmasin, Singapore, Pontianak, Surabaya, Mataram and Palembang.
Why Fly Through This Airport
How to Check-in
If you are flying out of Yogyakarta airport then you can avail two options of check-in. Online check-in which can be done 24 hours prior to departure and counter check-in, for which you should reach the airport 2 hours before your international flight and 1 hour if travelling to a domestic destination. Option of web check-in is available from the comfort of your home and allows the passengers to print their boarding them, thus saving them the time they will spend in the queue at the airport. For counter check-in, please confirm with your airline regarding the cut off time.
To know exactly what to carry and what are the restricted items, contact the airline directly as every airline operating to and from the Yogyakarta airport airlines might have a difference policy regarding baggage allowance. Normally passengers in economy class are allowed to carry 7 kg as hand baggage. Some of the low cost airline does not offer the option of free checked baggage and passengers are encouraged to pre-purchase their checked baggage allowance. The limit of baggage may increase on decrease based on the class of travel, destination you are travelling to and the type of airline. If you are travelling with excess baggage then you will be charged for every kg in excess.
Try to book the window seat to bask in spectacular views of the island during landing or takeoff. Most of the airlines allow passengers to pay a small fee and pre book their seats during the web check-n process. If you are looking for a specific seat then booking one online is the best way to assure the seat of your choice, as airlines do not promise the desired seats during the counter check-in process.
Booking your ticket online, at the website of the airline is the most convenient way to get your flight tickets booked. The airline charges a small service fee for the same. Tickets can also be booked from the airport or from office of the airline. The regulation followed by one airline might be different regarding booking charges, modification or cancellation. Therefor it is advised that during such an event, contact the airline directly.