Frans Xavier Seda Airport

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Frans Xavier Seda Airport

Bandar Udara Frans Xavier Seda
Frans seda maumere.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator Ministry of Transportation
Serves Maumere
Location Maumere, Sikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 115 ft / 35 m
Coordinates 08°38′27.08″S 122°14′12.56″E / 8.6408556°S 122.2368222°E / -8.6408556; 122.2368222
MOF is located in Flores
Location of airport in Flores
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,250 7,381 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Frans Xavier Seda Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Frans Xavier Seda) (IATA: MOF[3], ICAO: WATC[2] , formerly WRKC[4]), also known as Wai Oti Airport or Maumere Airport, is an airport serving Maumere, the capital city of Sikka Regency and the largest town on the island of Flores, in the province of East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. Maumere is known for its reefs in the Gulf of Maumere which were once considered some of the finest diving in the world.

To accommodate more passengers, the airport has been renovated. Currently, the airport has an apron with a length 200 m and width of 120 m. The terminal has an area of 3000 m2. Moreover, the airport is now equipped with Runway Lights and a Precision approach path indicator (PAPI) which allow aircraft to take-off and landing during nighttime. The runway has been expanded and widened to 2,250 x 45 m, which now allows the airport to accommodate narrow-body aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. The runway is still planned to be extended to 2,500 m in the future. Furthermore, the airport's taxiway has also been enlarged and now have an area measuring 77 x 36 m.[5]


The airport resides at an elevation of 115 feet (35 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 05/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,250 by 45 metres (7,382 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali
NAM Air Denpasar/Bali, Waingapu
TransNusa Kupang, Makassar[6]
Wings Air Denpasar/Bali, Labuan Bajo, Kupang, Makassar


  1. ^ a b Airport information for WATC from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ a b Airport information for MOF / WATC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Accident history for MOF / WATC at Aviation Safety Network
  4. ^ Airport information for WRKC at Great Circle Mapper.
  5. ^ Kabandara Maumere :Fasilitas Bandara Sudah Memadai
  6. ^

External links

  • Frans Seda airport at the DGCA web page

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