International Airport (IATA: UPG, ICAO: WAAA) is an airport in Makassar,
Indonesia. It is located 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Makassar's city
centre and is operated by PT. Angkasa Pura I. The new terminal was
opened on 20 August 2008. This airport is the main gateway for flights
to the eastern part of Indonesia, and named after Sultan Hasanuddin, a
Sultan of Gowa, who fought against the Dutch East India Company in the
The new terminal is
located just south of the old terminal. It has the capacity to handle 7
million passengers and in 2010 served 5 million, It is five times larger
than the old terminal, and includes six jetbridges.
It is the first airport
terminal in Indonesia designed in a high-tech architecture style. The
terminal will be expanding soon and 2 more aerobridges will be added for
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport is located on the border of
Makassar and Maros, a suburb in South Sulawesi, approximately 20 km (12
mi) from Makassar city via freeway / tollway.