Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport
Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (Indonesian:Bandar Udara Internasional Sultan Iskandar Muda), also called Banda Aceh International Airport (Indonesia:Bandara Internasional Banda Aceh) (IATA: BTJ, ICAO: WITT) is the airport located 13,5 kilometers southeast of the capital of Aceh province, Banda Aceh. It is named after the twelfth sultan of Aceh, Iskandar Muda. This airport was formerly called Blangbintang Airport (Indonesian: Bandara Blangbintang), referred to its location in a subdistrict with same name. This airport is listed as the 22nd busiest airport in Indonesia.
After hit by a devastating tsunami on 26 December 2004, the airport has been renovated and had 3000-meter runway for wide-body jet liners. On 9 October 2011 the first Boeing 747-400 took off and landed successfully. This airport can be an alternative place of refuge in case of unwanted things, such as the Earthquake that hit Aceh on 11 April 2012. The airport is also used as a place of delivery of goods from all over the world for the victims of Tsunami in Aceh.
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