Sam Ratulangi International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Sam Ratulangi) (IATA: MDC, ICAO: WAMM), is located in North Sulawesi, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of Manado. The airport 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 and Citilink. It is served by international airlines. The terminal will be upgraded from present 26 thousands square to 56 thousands square metres. The expansion of the terminal has been completed by mid 2021.