Rampi Airport

Rampi Airport

Bandara Rampi
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesRampi
LocationNorth Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Coordinates2°7′39″S 120°17′58″E / 2.12750°S 120.29944°E / -2.12750; 120.29944Coordinates: 2°7′39″S 120°17′58″E / 2.12750°S 120.29944°E / -2.12750; 120.29944
Map
RPI is located in Sulawesi
RPI
RPI
Location of the airport in Sulawesi
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30[1] 3,300 1,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passengers4,673
Aircraft movement998

Rampi Airport is an airport in Rampi, North Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

History

In 1979, the Central Sulawesi Christian Church sponsored the construction of a grass airstrip at Rampi, which saw its first landing in 1980 and was used until 1988. After the expiry of the initial contract with the church, the airport initially was abandoned and was reforested, until it was returned to operation with a partnership with the local government in 1990. The second operation period lasted until 1997, and it was again unused until 2003 when the airport was expanded. Subsidized pioneer flights to the airport commenced in 2006.[2]

During its construction in 2003 and more recent works to extend the airport's runway from 1,000 to 1,500 meters, difficulty of land access to Rampi required the employment of significant manual labor by locals, such as the use of wooden carts and shovels, or hauling construction material through the mountainous access route.[3]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Susi Air[3] Masamba, Palu

References

  1. ^ "Data Bandar Udara" (in Indonesian). Ministry of Transportation.
  2. ^ "Sejarah Singkat Bandara". Otoritas Bandar Udara Kelas V - Makassar (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b Bakrie, Mohammad (10 September 2018). "Warga Turun Tangan Bangun Landasan Bandara di Pelosok Sulsel". detiknews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 September 2021.
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