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Sultan Thaha Airport

Sultan Thaha Airport

Sultan Thaha Airport (IATA: DJB, ICAO: WIJJ) (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Sultan Thaha) is an airport in Jambi City in the Jambi province of Indonesia. Located in the Paalmerah suburb of Jambi. It has 73 flights departing per week for short haul destinations and 42 medium-sized aircraft departing each week.

This airport is named after Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin, the last Sultan of Jambi and currently managed and control by by PT Angkasa Pura II. The new terminal was officially inaugurated on 27 September 2015.



In colonial times, Jambi Airport was built by the Dutch and Japanese by the name of Paalmerah Airport. The name comes from the peg Paalmerah made of stone to determine the location of the airport boundary That is attached by the Dutch and then given a name in red paint.

In Mid-1978, the nomenclature changes Airports Jambi Sultan Thaha Sultan Thaha Airport into Jambi. Year 1991 is the construction of a runway extension to 1800m x 30m.

Approach in 1998, executed the installation of Light and in 2000 again made a runway extension to 2000m x 30m. Along with technological development in 2005, carried VASI replacement and installation of PAPI.


On 1 January 2007, transfer of the Operational Management of Sultan Thaha Airport Jambi who Previously managed by the Technical Implementation Unit of the Department of Transportation and is now managed by PT Angkasa Pura II, while the largest that aircraft served the A320. Since managed by PT (Persero) Angkasa Pura II has been planned runway extension to 2220m x 30m and has been operated now.

Terminal Facilities

The new terminal is equipped with two jetbridge and can handle 1.8 million passengers per year. Nowadays the airport serves 23 takeoff and 23 landing and predicted can serve 35 takeoff and 35 landing per day.

The new terminal was built with modern concepts along with the latest facilities such as air bridge, escalators, elevators, and also features a commercial area in the service and comfort of the passengers or air visitors.

The new terminal area of 35 thousand square meters and parking area measuring 26,500 square meters with a capacity of 436 cars and 415 motorcycles.

The runway was expanded to 2,400 meters long and 45 meters wide, which was implemented in 2012 (later will be expanded to 2,600 meters). This allos to accommodate planes up to equivalent Boeing 757 from previous Boeing 737. An Instrument Landing System will also add to enable incoming aircraft make a perfect landing in bad weather.

Flight Destinations

Airlines and destinations connecting to Sultan Thaha Airport:

  Airline Name Destination
  Batik Air Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Bandung, Palembang
  Citilink Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta
  Garuda Indonesia Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta
  Garuda Indonesia (by Explore) Palembang
  Lion Air Batam, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Medan
  Nam Air Batam, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta
  Sriwijaya Air Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta
  Susi Air Dabo, Sungai Penuh
  Wings Air Bandar Lampung, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru

Public Transportation

Taxi: There is taxi services outside the arrival hall, usually taxi there will service until the last flight.

Parking Space: 436 cars and 415 motorcycles.

Technical Specification

The airport resides at an elevation of 25 m (82 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring  2,400 m (7,874 ft) in length.

Contact Information

Jl. Soekarno-Hatta No.1
Paal Merah, Jambi Sel.
Kota Jambi
Jambi 36139

Tel: +62 741 572344



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