Bengkulu BKS (Fatmawati Soekarno)

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Bengkulu airport info

Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS), formerly Padangkemiling Airport, is an airport in Bengkulu, a city in the Bengkulu province of Indonesia. This airport is named after Fatmawati Soekarno, the First Lady of Indonesia, wife of Soekarno, the first President of Indonesia. There are domestic flights to Jakarta served by Batavia Air, Lion Air, Sriwijaya and Mandala Airlines.

Departure tax at Bengkulu airport

When flying within Indonesia, everyone must pay a departure tax that may vary from airport to airport. In general, expect a departure tax between Rp. 20,000 and Rp. 40,000. 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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Airports near Bengkulu

The following airports are very close to Bengkulu. 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 Bengkulu airport

Batavia Jakarta,
Lion air Baubau, Jakarta,
Mandala Jakarta,
Sriwijaya Jakarta,

Bengkulu city info

Bengkulu is a city on the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The Bangkulu city is capital and largest (population of 340,000) city of the Bengkulu province. Until the 1970s the city was considered as very remote with no roads, and due to thick forest was only accessible through the coastal shipping. In the seventeenth century, the Lampung region of southern Sumatra was under to the possession of the kingdom of Banten in western Java. It was formerly the site of a British garrison, which they called Bencoolen. In 1714 the British built Fort Marlborough in the city which still stands. Like the rest of present-day Indonesia, Bengkulu remained a Dutch colony until after World War II. During Sukarno's imprisonment by the Dutch in the early 1930s, the future first president of Indonesia lived briefly in Bengkulu. Here he met his wife, Fatmawati.