Flight Status

Last updated: September 4, 2014
flight status delayed

Official flight status information is now available for some Indonesian airports.

Ever so slowly, Indonesian airports are joining the 21st century and offering online services, through official airport websites and Twitter feeds.

Flight Status Cancelled at Solo Airport Citilink plane covered in volcanic ash

It was most useful earlier this year when a volcanic ash cloud closed several airports in Java.

This post is designed to help foreign visitors to Indonesia obtain the latest flight status information from the relevant airport.

Is this information accurate?


Not always, but it is better than nothing when Indonesian airline websites either don’t have this information, or it isn’t regularly updated. Where the airport websites have a serious problem, these are outlined below.

More generally, unofficial websites like Flight Stats don’t say whether most domestic flights have landed or not. It’s like Indonesian domestic airlines haven’t joined the Flight Stats system. On a lighter note, Flight Stats also sometimes includes flights by airlines that ceased operations a long time ago.

While airport Twitter feeds might seem useless if you don’t speak Indonesian, Twitter can change tweets to English. Alternately, here are a few words of Indonesian for passengers:

English icon
Departures
Arrivals
Delayed
Cancelled
Boarding
Indonesian Flag Icon
Keberangkatan
Kedatangan
Ditunda
Tercancel
Naik pesawat

Links to sites for Mau Ke Mana clients’ most visited airports are listed from one to ten below, with comments regarding their usefulness or otherwise. Remaining airports appear in alphabetical order under “The rest”.

1. Bali | 2. Jakarta | 3. Lombok | 4. Labuan Bajo | 5. Surabaya
6. Yogyakarta | 7. Pangkalan Bun | 8. Makassar | 9. Manado | 10. Medan
The rest

1. BALI – NGURAH RAI AIRPORT (DPS)

Official: Website Icon Twitter Icon Unofficial: FlightStats

At the time of writing, the departure/arrival information on the official website is blank and the last tweet was written in 2012.

2. JAKARTA – SOEKARNO-HATTA AIRPORT (CGK)

Official: Website Icon Twitter Icon Unofficial: FlightStats

On the official website, the link to the flight information is in the bottom left corner. Information about delays do not appear, just whether the plane has landed.

3. LOMBOK – LOMBOK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LOP)

Official: Website Icon Unofficial: FlightStats

You would expect a new airport like this to have a functional website, but at the time of writing, the flight information on the official website is not working. It also mentions flights by Merpati Airlines, which ceased operations in February.

4. LABUAN BAJO – KOMODO AIRPORT (KNO)

Unofficial: FlightStats

Some TransNusa flights don’t operate 7 days/week. Flight Stats doesn’t distinguish which is which.

5. SURABAYA – JUANDA AIRPORT (SUB)

Official: Website Icon Twitter Icon Unofficial: FlightStats

At the time of writing, only domestic flight information was available on the airport’s website; this may be related to flight information from the recently opened Terminal 2 not being included in the system. For international flights, it would be better to use the airline’s website or Flight Stats.

6. YOGYAKARTA – ADI SUCIPTO AIRPORT (JOG)

Official: Website Icon Twitter Icon Unofficial: FlightStats

The last tweet was in January 2014.

7. PANGKALAN BUN – ISKANDAR AIRPORT (PKN)

Unofficial: FlightStats

Kal-Star flights are missing from the Flight Stats page.

8. MAKASSAR – SULTAN HASANNUDDIN AIRPORT (UPG)

Official: Website Icon Twitter Icon Unofficial: FlightStats

The last tweet was posted in August 2013.

9. MANADO – SAM RATULANGI AIRPORT (MDC)

Official: Website Icon Twitter Icon Unofficial: FlightStats

At the time of writing, flight information table was blank. Last tweet was in May.

10. MEDAN – KUALA NAMU AIRPORT (KNO)

Official: Website Icon Twitter Icon Unofficial: FlightStats

Indonesia’s newest airport, this is one of the few to have a suitably professional website. Unfortunately, there is no English version available.

THE REST

These are listed in alphabetical order. If an official website is available and the flight status information is accurate, there is a link to it; likewise, the Twitter feed. Please note: not all Indonesian airports have flight information available online.

A-K
Ambon FlightStats
Balikpapan FlightStats
Banda Aceh FlightStats
Bandarlampung FlightStats
Bandung FlightStats
Banjarmasin Website Icon FlightStats
Batam FlightStats
Bau Bau FlightStats
Bengkulu FlightStats
Berau (Tanjung Redep) FlightStats
Gorontalo FlightStats
Jakarta (Halim) Website Icon Twitter Icon FlightStats
Jambi FlightStats
Jayapura FlightStats
Kupang FlightStats
L-Z
Malang FlightStats
Padang FlightStats
Palangkaraya FlightStats
Palembang Website Icon Twitter Icon FlightStats
Palu FlightStats
Pangandaran – Not available
Pangkal Pinang (Belitung) FlightStats
Pekanbaru Website Icon FlightStats
Pontianak FlightStats
Semarang Website Icon FlightStats
Solo Website Icon FlightStats
Sorong FlightStats
Tanjung Pandan (Bintan) FlightStats
Tanjung Pinang (Bangka) FlightStats
Tarakan FlightStats

If you’re unexpectedly stuck at the airport, you might need to book a hotel room. Some cities have hotels at/near the airport.

Or you could make the most of the extra time to visit some more tourist attractions. It would be a good idea to first check the weather forecast.


Are we missing an airport or a useful website? Please advise with a comment below.



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