Indonesia has opened a new airport in the eastern province of South Sulawesi. The Sultan Hasanuddin airport in Makassar is Indonesia's third-largest airport, after Jakarta's Soekarna-Hatta International Airport and Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The Sultan Hasanuddin airport is four times the size of its predecessor and is expected to increase tourism and trade in Indonesia's eastern islands. The new airport can handle up to 7 million visitors a year. Late 2009 will see the opening of a longer runway enabling international flights.