Juwata

Juwata International Airport (IATA: TRK, ICAO: WAQQ) is an airport in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Tarakan which is off the coast of Borneo. The airport was the main Allied objective during the Battle of Tarakan (1945). A new terminal which has 2 aerobridge was soft-launched on July 2015, replacing the old terminal, which has been demolished to make way for the apron of the new terminal. The new terminal was officially inaugurated on 23 March 2016 by President Joko Widodo. The airport is planned to be a transit hub for people from other countries such as Malaysia, Brunei and Philippines who is going to travel to other cities in Indonesia. Juwata Airport is a destination point of the ASEAN Single Aviation Market under Protocol I and II. During 2010 Tarakan riot, negotiation between communities to end the conflict was held here.

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Tarakan

Tarakan, located on Tarakan Island is one of the major cities in northern Borneo, just across the border from Sabah, Malaysia. Once a major oil producing region during the colonial period, Tarakan had great strategic importance during the Pacific War and was among the first Japanese targets early in the war. It is the sole city within the newly established (in 2012) Indonesian province of North Kalimantan.

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