Although the official name for this airport is Kuabang Airport, many people call it Kao Airport because it is located in Kao sub-district near Tobelo. Tobelo is the largest city in Halmahera and the capital of Halmahera district. The airport has a 1,400 metres long runway and a VIP lounge (since 2011).
Kao Airport is located about 60 kilometers south from Tobelo.
To get to Tobelo from the aiport you can get a shared car for IDR 150,000 per person. The 85 km ride takes about 1,5 hour.
All prices quoted here were found in August 2017
Kuabang Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Kuabang Airport, most of these are operated by Wings Air. Many people take a flight to Manado and transfer to another flight there.