Ahmad Yani International
Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Achmad Yani) (IATA: SRG,
ICAO: WAHS, previously WARS, previously WIIS) serves Semarang, Central
It used to be a military airbase owned by the TNI
(Armed Forces of Indonesia) until 1966 when the airport was declared
open for domestic commercial flights, other than as an airbase for the
Indonesian Army. The airport is in the
coastal area of Maron beach in West Semarang district, which is prone to
flooding and abrasion.
ponds around the compound, and mangroves will be planted along the
coastline in line with the green airport concept which was scheduled to
be completed by June 2013. The area is commonly
known as Kalibanteng, hence it was commonly known as Kalibanteng Airbase
in the past. The name Achmad Yani was taken to honour one of Indonesia's
national heroes, General Achmad Yani.
It is operated by PT Angkasa Pura I, a state
enterprise of the Indonesian Ministry of Transport that manages airports
in the eastern part of the country. It became an international airport
with the first flight of Garuda Indonesia to Singapore in August 2004.