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Bandung BDO (Husein Sastranegara)

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Bandung airport info

Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) is an airport in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The airport is named after Indonesian hero from West Java, Husein Sastranegara. The airport has one terminal that used for domestic and international flight; Terminal 2 is being developed. Passengers can enjoy facilities of two executive lounges, internet, TV, Mushollah, restaurants, shops and ATM. The Governor of West Java announced that there will be new airport built to replace Husein Sastranegara International Airport, named Bandung Majalengka International Airport. It would be located in Kertajati, Majalengka Regency, some 100 kilometers east of Bandung.

Bandung airport is served by Merpati flying to Batam and Surabaya, Garuda which flies to Singapore, AirAsia connecting Bandung with Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and Sriwijaya with planes to Surabaya and on to Denpasar.

Departure tax at Bandung airport

When flying within Indonesia, everyone must pay a departure tax that may vary from airport to airport. At Bandung the departure tax for domestic flights is Rp. 30,000. Make sure you have this amount in Rupiahs as the departure tax must be paid at the airport before you proceed to the departures area.

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Transport to and from the airport

The airport is located at the end of Pajajaran street, 5 km north-west from the city center, 3 km from train station, and nearby the Dirgantara aerospace complex and Dirgantara Fairground. Taxi and public transport are widely available. It costs about Rp50,000 to get there by taxi from the city centre. There are several route of public transport (called Angkot) pass the airport (you can ride it at Jl. Pajajaran). Also, most hotels in Bandung provide a free airport transfer service.

Airports near Bandung

The following airports are very close to Bandung. As prices can differ remarkably you may want to check flights to these airports. Then, in case of finding a good fare, catch a bus, boat or train to your destination city.

Airlines which serve Bandung airport

AirAsia Denpasar (Bali), Medan,
Lion air Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Kaimana, Tual, Manado, Medan, Nabire, Surabaya, Makassar,
Mandala Yogyakarta,
Merpati Lombok, Batam, Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Surabaya,
Sriwijaya Surabaya,

Bandung city info

Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia and 2nd largest metropolitan area in Indonesia, with the population of 7.4 million. In 2010 the population of the Bandung city was 2,400,000 making it the third most populous city in Indonesia, after Jakarta and Surabaya. Most of Bandung's population are of Sundanese descent. Javanese is the largest minority, from nearby province and the eastern part of Java. Notable minorities include Chinese Indonesians, Indian Indonesians, and Korean Indonesians.

The city lies in a river basin surrounded by volcanic mountains, and due to its elevation, the climate in Bandung is cooler than most Indonesian cities and can be classified as humid; the average temperature is 23.6 °C throughout the year which is why it has served for popular weekend-break destination for people living in Jakarta. Bandung's topography provides a good natural defense system, which was the primary reason for the Dutch East Indies government's plan to move the colony capital from Batavia to Bandung.

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) opened plantations in the Bandung area. In 1880, the first major railroad between Batavia and Bandung was built, boosting light industry in Bandung. After Indonesian independence on 1945 onwards, the city experienced a rapid development and urbanization that has transformed Bandung from idyllic town into a dense 16500 people/km2 metropolitan area, a living space for over 2 million people. Natural resources have been exploited excessively, particularly in the conversions of protected upland area into highland villa and real estates.