Sleeping in Airports

Kendari Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kendari Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

KDI Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kendari Haluoleo Airport.

What to Expect

kendari airport guideThe recently built terminal at Kendari Airport (code: KDI) has limited facilities. We are unable to confirm whether eateries, shops, or WiFi are available. For added comfort while you wait,  there is a lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Spending the night here is not possible as the the airport closes from 8:00PM until 7:00AM. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service, often for a fee. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kendari Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Kendari Haluoleo Airport does not appeal to you, these are some of the closest hotels to the airport:

  • Wonua Monapa Hotel Resort – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
  • Plaza Inn Kendari by Horison – (20 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers available. » Check Rates
  • Swiss-Belhotel Kendari – (30 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request (email). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kendari Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Haluoleo Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: unknown.

Airport WiFi/Internet

At the time of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport WiFi is available for free or a fee. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Showers can be found in the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 7:00AM – 8:00PM.


Kendari airport is served by the following airlines: Batik Air • Citilink • Garuda Indonesia • Lion Airlines • Sriwijaya Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Both metered taxis and shared-ride taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.