Kaimana Airport is a public airport owned by the Kaimana Regency Government, serving the city of Kaimana in the Indonesian province of West Papua. It resides at an elevation of 19 feet (six metres) above mean sea level. It has an asphalt-paved runway designated 01/19, measuring 5,249 feet × 98 feet (1,600 metres x 30 metres).
West Papua Province covers two western peninsulas on New Guinea, the second largest island in the world. It encompasses the Bird's Head (Doberai) and Bomberai peninsulas, as well as the surrounding islands of Raja Ampat. It is the least populous province of Indonesia. The largest city and capital of West Papua is Manokwari, which is a major port and financial centre and a major tourist area. The city has many resorts; one particularly good beach to go to is Doreri Bay Beach, where there are white sand and calm shallow waters.
Another city in the province is Waigeo, also known as Amberi or Waigiu. It is the largest of the Raja Ampats Islands archipelago's four main islands, covering an area of 3,155 km2. The highest elevations are the 958-metre high Buffalo Horn (Gunung Nok) and the 939-metre high Serodjil.
One major attraction nearby is Lorentz National Park, which occupies an area of 25,056 km2 in Papua. It is the largest national park in South East Asia, and is also considered to be one of the most ecologically diverse national parks in the world, which is why the area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. As for fauna, there have been 630 documented species of bird and 123 species of mammals. Six of the bird species are endemic to the Snow Mountains, 26 species are endemic to the Central Papuan Ranges, and three are endemic to the South Papuan Lowlands. The forests contained in the national park also include the traditional lands of eight indigenous ethnic groups, among them being the Amungme, Asmat, Dani, Sempan, and Nduga.
Services and Facilities
Kaimana Airport offers scheduled domestic service to Pattimura Airport in Ambon, Maluku and Fakfak Torea Airport, also known as Fak Fak Airport, in the town of Fakfak. The flights are handled by Wings Air. However, it does not handle international flights, and neither do the ones it connects to. Both the airports in Fakfak and Ambon have flights to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Other alternatives are the nearest major airports to Kaimana Airport, which are Sentani Airport in Jayapura, Frans Kaisiepo Airport in Biak, and Rendani Airport in Manokwari. All these airports also connect to Jakarta. From there, one can book flights to nearby cities such as the popular tourist destinations Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Manila, and other short haul destinations, as well as long haul destinations such as Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, and Paris.