Bua Airport

Bua Airport

Bandar Udara Bua
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorMinistry of Transportation
LocationLuwu Regency, South Sulawesi, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL4 m / 13 ft
Coordinates03°05′05″S 120°14′43″E / 3.08472°S 120.24528°E / -3.08472; 120.24528Coordinates: 03°05′05″S 120°14′43″E / 3.08472°S 120.24528°E / -3.08472; 120.24528
Sulawesi region in Indonesia
Sulawesi region in Indonesia
LLO is located in Sulawesi
Location of airport in Sulawesi
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,400 4,593 Asphalt
Sources: DGCA[1]

Bua Airport, also known as Palopo Lagaligo Airport (IATA: LLO, ICAO: WAFD), is an airport in Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. It serves the city of Palopo, which is located 10 km from the airport itself. The airport has a land area of about 100 hectares. To accommodate larger aircraft, the airport's facility was upgraded in 2015. With a budget allocation of Rp 25 billion, the government has fixed a number of supporting facilities including runways which have now been extended to 1,400 m x 30 m. In addition, the airport is now equipped with a taxiway with a length of 191 meters and a width of 18 meters, and an apron which has a length of 80 meters and a width of 60 meters. Runway lights have been added to allow aircraft to land at night. A fence surrounding the airport has been added to prevent animals from entering the grounds.[2]

Bua Airport is equipped with a representative passenger terminal, which has a furnished departure lounge, arrival lounge, baggage claim area, VIP room, and a five-star hotel standard toilet. The airport has a power house equipped with three engine generators ready to operate automatically during blackouts. The airport has been strengthened with an electric power of 131 kVA. The airport also has an accident rescue and firefighting building.[3]


The airport resides at an elevation of 4 metres (13 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,400 m x 30 m (4593 ft × 98 ft).

Airlines and destinations

The following destinations are served from Palopo Lagaligo Airport:

Aviastar Mandiri Bone, Masamba
Citilink Makassar[4]
Garuda Indonesia Makassar
Susi Air Kendari, Kolaka
Wings AirMakassar


  1. ^ "Page for Palopo Lagaligo Airport". Indonesian DGCA. 12 June 2016. Archived from the original on 22 May 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ Kementerian Perhubungan Republik Indonesia - Dua Bandara Dikembangkan, Aksesibilitas Masyarakat Sulsel Semakin Mudah
  3. ^ Ini Kondisi Bandara Bua Terkini
  4. ^ "Buka Rute Makassar-Palopo, Besok Citilink Terbang Perdana".

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