Wamena Airport (WMX)

Wamena airpport Papua New Guinea map peta

Wamena airport is located in the highlands of the Western side of the island of New guinea (today the province of Papua, Indonesia). The airport lies at 1,550 m altitude, and weather conditions are often challenging. These elements have played a role in the fact that the airport have seen several accidents over the years. As of today no road from the coast of Papua reach the highlands and the town of Wamena, meaning that both visitors and cargo has to be flown in. Even gasoline and cars are flown in. The airport serves as a cargo hub in the highland region. Several missionary aviation companies like YAYASI, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and Associated Mission Aviation (AMA) also use the airport to transport people and cargo to/from smaller airstrips in the interior of the mountains, like for example the airstrips of: Anggruk, Ninia, Koropun, illaga, Nalca, Terablu, Nongme, Borme and Apmisibil. The airport is also the military hub in the region.

Updated: 9th October 2016

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Passenger terminal 2010 Wamena airport papua new-guinea
Passenger terminal (January 2010)
Unloading of goods from a recently arrived BAE-146 (PK-VKD) and ATR-72. (January 2010)
Unloading of goods from a recently arrived BAE-146 (PK-VKD) and ATR-72. (January 2010)

Associated Mission Aviation (AMA)

Pacific Aerospace 750XL (PK-RCD) 2010 Wamena WMX AMA Associated Mission Aviation (AMA)
Pacific Aerospace 750XL (PK-RCD) taking off. (January 2010) This particular airplane fell into a ravine after it skid off the runway at the small airstrip of Apmisibil east of Wamena on the 17th January 2011. The accident resulted in 2 casualties.

Deraya

BAE ATP (PK-DGA) Wamena airport papua spotting
BAE ATP (PK-DGA) taking off enroute to Jayapura (January 2010)

 

BAE ATP (PK-DGA) Wamena airport papua spotting
(January 2010)

 

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Cessna Caravan-208 (PK-MPS) (January 2010) Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
Cessna Caravan-208 (PK-MPS) (January 2010)

Penas Air

Penas air PK-VKD 2010 Wamena WMX airport papua
(January 2010) BAE-146 (PK-VKD) .Unloading rice-sacks
Penas air PK-VKD 2010 Wamena WMX airport papua
BAE-146 (PK-VKD). Harsh working conditions (January 2010)
Penas air PK-VKD 2010 Wamena WMX airport papua
BAE-146 (PK-VKD) (January 2010)
Penas air PK-VKD 2010 Wamena WMX airport papua
Penas Air BAE-146 (PK-VKD) departing empty to Sentani Jayapura airport. (January 2010)
Penas air PK-VKD 2010 Wamena WMX airport papua
(January 2010)

TNI AU – Indonesia Air Force

C-130 (A-1315) 2005 Wamena WMX airport papua spotting
C-130 (A-1316) (October 2005)
TNI-AU C-130 (A-1315) (January 2010) Wamena WMX airport papua spotting
C-130 (A-1315) (January 2010)
TNI-AU C-130 (A-1313) (January 2010) Wamena WMX airport papua spotting
C-130 (A-1313) (January 2010)
TNI-AU C-130 (A-1313) (January 2010) Wamena WMX airport papua spotting
C-130 (A-1313) (January 2010)
TNI-AU C-130 (January 2010) Wamena WMX airport papua spotting
C-130 (January 2010)

Trigana

ATR-72 (PK-YRX) Trigana Wamena WMX airport papua
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) on final (January 2010)
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) Trigana Wamena WMX airport papua
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) (January 2010)
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) Trigana
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) (January 2010)
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) Trigana
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) (January 2010)
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) Trigana Wamena WMX airport papua
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) (January 2010)
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) Wamena WMX airport papua
ATR-72 (PK-YRX) (January 2010)
ATR-72 (PK-YRY) Trigana Wamena WMX airport papua
ATR-72 (PK-YRY) (January 2010)
ATR-72 (PK-YRY) Trigana Wamena WMX airport papua
ATR-72 (PK-YRY) (January 2010)

Yajasi Aviation

Yajasi Aviation PC-6 (PK-UCI) Wamena WMX airport papua
Yajasi Aviation PC-6 (PK-UCI) on takeoff

 

 



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