Kuala Namu International Airport (also known as New Medan International Airport) is a new airport under construction to replace Polonia International Airport. Polonia airport is the site of several crashes, is inappropriately located in the centre of the city of Medan, has a difficult takeoff path and has a shorter runway. Construction began on 29 June 2006, shortly before the first anniversary of the crash of Mandala Airlines Flight 091. Due to difficulties of land acquisition, so completion of the airport still in question. It will have a 3,750 meter runway, 33 aprons and will be equipped to accommodate wide-body aircraft, including the Airbus A380, and it will serve the city of Medan on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Construction was previously promised in 1992 following previous crashes and safety concerns,... Read More