Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC), also known as Manado International Airport, is well-connected with other parts of Indonesia and is named after the Minahasan educator and independence hero Sam Ratulangi. It is designated as one of the 11 main entry ports to Indonesia by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Indonesia and serves as the main gateway to the Bunaken National Marine Park. It is currently the hub of Lion Air/Wings Air for the northeastern part of Indonesia and is one of the focus cities of Garuda Indonesia.
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Which airlines fly to Sam Ratulangi International Airport?
Where is Sam Ratulangi International Airport located?
Sam Ratulangi International Airport is located in North Sulawesi, 13 km northeast of Manado.
How to get from the airport to Manado city centre by public transport?
There are no buses at the Aiport but you can go to the city by Mikrolet / bemo. The Mikrolet from Sam Ratulangi airport to Terminal Paal 2 costing Rp. 5.000, where you can change to a mikrolet heading to Pasar 45 or elsewhere in the city, for a flat fee of Rp. 4.000.
How much does a taxi cost from the airport to Manado city centre?
Plenty of metered-taxis standby at the airport until the last flight of the day arrives. A taxi from the airport to central Manado takes about 30 minutes (13km) and costs around Rp. 100.000 (bargaining may be necessary).
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
What are popular destinations from Sam Ratulangi International Airport?
Most flights from Sam Ratulangi International Airport are to Jakarta and to Makassar but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Lion Air. Every day there are flights to 18 destinations from Sam Ratulangi International Airport. Here are the most popular destinations:
- 1. Jakarta: Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)
- 2. Makassar: Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
- 3. Surabaya: Juanda International Airport (SUB)
- 4. Ternate: Sultan Babullah Airport (TTE)
- 5. Gorontalo: Jalaluddin Airport (GTO)
- 6. Balikpapan: Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)