Lombok International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Lombok) (IATA: LOP, ICAO: WADL) is a new airport on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. It is the island's only fully operational airport.
The completion of the airport project and necessary complementary infrastructure such as a highway connecting to the city of Mataram delayed inauguration of the new airport several times. At the close of 2010 the facility had still not been issued the required operational certifications and tensions persisted with local landowners. In early January 2011 the project was thought to be suffering from an estimated US$12 million deficit in the funding required for project completion. In August 2011 the operational and technical director of state-owned airport management company PT Angkasa Pura-I, Haryoso Catur Prayitno suggested that the airport will be fully operational on 1 October 2011 after airport simulations which were planned to be conducted on 5–8 September 2011. Such announcements were made several times in the years immediately preceding the airport opening, only for the proposed date to pass with work still incomplete and the facility unable to open. The airport can accommodate widebody high capacity Airbus A330 and Boeing 767 airliners, as well as smaller aircraft such as Boeing 737 and Airbus A319-A321 aircraft already serving Lombok.
The new airport replaced Selaparang Airport (IATA: AMI, ICAO: WADA), the island's previous sole operational airport, situated at Ampenan on the West coast of Lombok near the capital of Mataram. The first arriving aircraft was a Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800NG marking the commencement of operations on 1 October 2011. The airport was officially inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 20 October 2011.
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