Airport Hierarchy and Classification

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Airport Hierarchy


Based on the Hierarchy, the Airport consists of:
Collecting Airport (Hub)
An airport that has a wide service coverage from various airports serving passengers and / or cargo in large numbers and affecting national economic development or various provinces.
Types of collecting airports:
1. Collecting airports with primary service scale , namely airports as one of the supporting infrastructures for the National Activity Center (PKN) serving passengers with a number greater than or equal to 5,000,000 (five million) people per year;
2. Collecting airports with secondary service scales , namely airports as one of the supporting infrastructure for the National Activity Center (PKN) serving passengers with a number greater than or equal to 1,000,000 (one million) and less than 5,000. 000 (five million) people per year;
3. Collecting airports with a tertiary service scale , namely airports as one of the supporting infrastructure for the services of the nearest National Activity Center (PKN) and Regional Activity Center (PKW) serving passengers with a number greater than or equal to 500,000 (five hundred thousand ) and less than 1,000,000 (one million) people per year.
Feeder Airport (Spoke)
Feeder Airport is:
a. has service coverage and influences local economic development;
b. Destination airport or supporting airport from collecting airport;
c. Airport as one of the infrastructure to support local activity services.

(Source: Law No.1 on Aviation and PM.69 of 2013 concerning National Airport Order)
5 Mar 2009: This page first publication
9 Feb 2014: Verification and last update

Airport Classification


Airport classification consists of several airport classes which are determined based on the service capacity and airport operational activities.
Service capacity is the ability of an airport to serve the largest type of aircraft and the number of passengers / goods which includes:
Code number , namely the calculation of the runway length based on the aeroplane reference field length (ARFL).
Code letters , which is the calculation according to the wingspan and width / outer wheel distance of the aircraft.
Airport Classification Criteria Table:

Number Code
(Code Number)
Runway Length
based on Aircraft Reference
(Airplane Reference Field Length - ARFL)
Letter Code
(Code Letter)
Span Wings
(Wing Span - WS)
Distance Outer Main Wheel
(Outer Mean Gear - OMG)
1ARFL < 800 mAWS < 15 mOMG < 4.5 m
2800 m <= ARFL <1200 mB15 m <= WS < 24 m4.5 m <= OMG < 6 m
31200 m <= ARFL < 1800 mC24 m <= WS < 36 m6 m <= OMG < 9 m
41800 m <= ARFLD36 m <= WS < 52 m9 m <= OMG < 14 m
  E52 m <= WS < 56 m9 m <= OMG < 14 m
  F56 m <= WS < 80 m14 m <= OMG < 16 m

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