Sultan Aji Muhammad
Sulaiman Airport, (IATA: BPN, ICAO: WALL), formerly Sepinggan Airport,
is an international airport serving Balikpapan and other East Kalimantan area on the island
of Kalimantan, Indonesia. The airport began its new operational phase in
1997, with new building and runway structure, replacing old structure on
the same site.
With numerous buildings located around the airport and its only runway
jutting out into the settlement, landings at the airport are dramatic to
experience and technically demanding for pilots.
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport is the 6th busiest airport in
Indonesia and the busiest airport in Kalimantan and Borneo, but the
traffic continues to fall sharply.
The Sultan Aji Muhammad
Sulaiman Eco-Airport is equipped with recycling water plant, air
condition control of energy efficiency, using as much as it can of sun
lighting, has 11 trunk alleys, 74 check-in counters, 8 conveyor belts,
140,900-meter square apron, 2,300 parking lot in multi storey building.
The new terminal is formally opened on September 15, 2014.