Friday, July 10, 2009

Five Alternatives For Airport Development Plan Replacement Melalan

SAMARINDA - Pemkab Kutai Barat (Kubar) propose an alternative 5 as the location for the development of Airport (Airport) in Sendawar, instead of the Airport property Melalan TNI-AU is at this time. This is to anticipate the needs of air transportation facilities in this area in future.

Given the distance Sendawar (Kubar capital) with other cities in East Kalimantan be regarded very much. From Samarinda to Sendawar only land transportation with the most rapid take 6 hours, while if the Mahakam River to the ship time is much longer. Therefore, air transportation is very necessary.

Fifth is the location, the location of existing (Melalan Airport), Kampung Keay (Begalak), Kampung Rinding (District of Peace), Kampung Dempar (Terajuk), and village across Melak (District Manoor Bulatn). "Location-new location this is our proposal, later the central government determine or decide which location is selected," said the Head of Department of Transportation Kubar Gun Yulius to this newspaper, yesterday.

He explains, new airport development plan that, because the confidence that Sendawar akan growing so big city. Necessarily require adequate means of transportation such as the airport is more representative. Not to mention the comfort and security factors in the surrounding population must be considered with the presence of the airport in the middle of the city. "So, we plan the airport is only as Melalan Airport. Not the new airport. However, we propose a new location. Matter of funding has not been discussed, including the exemption of land. Moreover, permission, "he explained.

Mentioned, at this time Kubar have 2 airport. That is, the data wire in the Airport District and the Long Pahangai Airport Melalan own in Sendawar. Data wire for the Airport, at this time can didarati small airplanes. Similarly with the Airport Melalan, even though the runway (the runway) in the development stage. Where, the length of the runway about 900 meters by 300 meters, became the 1,200 meters.

Although this arrangement, the airport authority over the provincial government and the central government, but Pemkab Kubar not turn this area long enough that the air transport security. Given the geographic factors Kubar which consists of 21 districts be calculated challenging. Some areas rely solely on river transportation that requires some time, not because of land transportation.

Airport development plans on the data wire, Pemkab Kubar can not do much. The airport is under the shelter management Temindung Airport in Samarinda. (kri)

Airports in West Kutai

Kutai Barat (Kubar) has two airports, namely Melalan Sendawar and Datah Long Pahangai wire. But it is also quiet during the flight of the last three years. It is reduced to the termination of the flight. In fact, the demand for air service user, particularly in the border districts (Long Pahangai and Long Apari), is high enough.

Head of Transportation Office of Communications and Information Technology (Dishubkominfo) Kubar Drs Yulius Gun through Kabid Land and Air Adi Sucipto said, Kubar diterbangi first two flights, namely PT Dirgantara Air Service (DAS) and PT Sendawar Stars.

"But somehow, around the beginning of the year 2007, the DAS stop flight. DAS usually serves the route Samarinda Datah wire (Long Pahangai), Melalan Sendawar (formerly Melak), and Airport Temindung Samarinda, "called Adi, Kasi justified Kebandaraan Paul Herman, yesterday.

Lapse of two years, precisely the beginning of the year 2009, turn Stars Sendawar stop flight Datah wire-Samarinda Datah and wire-Melalan Sendawar. Termination of Sendawar Stars operates DHC-6 Twin Otter with 18 seats, the termination of subsidies related to the flight by Kubar Pemkab. Stars Sendawar now only fly Melalan Sendawar-Samarinda-Balikpapan, 3 times a week.

Adi said, the number of passengers each month from Sendawar Star Melalan Sendawar or Balikpapan-Samarinda is still quite high. "On average, 200 more passengers each month. Even when the operation is still PT DAS, reaching an average of 300-400 people per month, "sebutnya.

Diakuinya, many residents insist that the flight route in the earlier fixed-routes resumed. "While there is no more subsidy. Komersilnya such as tariffs providing for this, between Rp 500 to Rp 600 per thousand people, "said Paul Herman, fake border residents. Moreover, when the Mahakam River water is receding due to drought. A result, freight transport services water transportation increasingly expensive, even compared to the flight.

"If the water is being increased, rates Longboat Apari Long-Long Bagun Rp 600 ribu. More from Long Bagun to the capital district. If the drought so much more expensive, "sebutnya.

Dishubkominfo, according to Paul Herman, have been neutralize some airlines, like Susi Air, fly the route and abandoned DAS Stars Sendawar. But until now there are no answers.

Despite the quiet flight, the increased runway (runway) continue to be made. In Melalan Sendawar Airport, runway length selebar 23 meters is added, from 900 meters to be 1200 meters, 900 meters before. Similarly in the Airport Datah wire, extended 750 meters with a width of runway

Increased Route to Kutai Barat (East Kalimantan)


Arriving at Your Door Gate East Kalimantan Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan, you can go directly to the West Kutai charter car travel time 9 hours and can also go to the River Bus Terminal Kunjang Samarinda Ulu. Bus Diterminal River Kunjang you choose transportation bus / car direction Melak (Samarinda - Melak) with a departure time from 07.00 hrs until 13:00.
Through the City Build (Take the Ship's City Build)

Go West Kutai also through City Build. Diterminal bus Kunjang River Bus direction you choose Samarinda - Kota Bangun. Time of the Samarinda - Kota Bangun is 2 hours 30 minutes. Arriving in the city, you must waiting up your ship's stop in the port of Samarinda City. Usually ships from arriving in the city of Samarinda up at between 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Can also charter speedboat City Build - Melak distance travel 2 - 3 hours.

Air Transportation

arriving at the Airport Balikpapan you continue your journey to Kota Samarinda. Then you go to Port of Samarinda Ulu Sungai Kunjang. Ships in the Port River Kunjang direction you choose to ship Melak - Long Iram - Long Bagun. Ship passenger department Melak - Long Iram - Long Bagun departure 07.00 hours every day morning journey through more than 17 minutes to the harbor Melak - Sendawar. Arriving at the Port of Melak you can go to the nearest hotel is a few minutes walk.
Air Transportation

Arriving at the gate Sepinggan Balikpapan Airport, you can continue the flight to the West Kutai District (Airport Melalan) with Stars Sendawar plane, travel time 45 minutes.

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