International Airport Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

Saturday, May 7, 2011

International Airport Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II is an international airport serving the city of Palembang, South Sumatra and surrounding areas. The airport is located in the region KM.10 Sukarame District. International Airport Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II is operated by PT Angkasa Pura 2. The name of this airport was taken from the name of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (1767-1862), a local hero who had led the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate (1803-1819).

The airport has officially become an international airport and can accommodate the large-bodied aircraft on January 1, 1970. The development of the airport started on January 1, 1990 with a total cost of Rp366, 7 billion which comes from Japan International Bank Corporation Rp251, 9 billion and matching funds from the state budget amounting to Rp114, 8 billion.

Between the development undertaken is an extension of the runway along the 300 meters x 60 meters to 3,000 meters x 60 meters, construction vehicle parking area of 20,000 meters which can accommodate 1000 vehicles as well as the construction of passenger terminal building of three floors covering 13,000 square meters which can accommodate 1250 passengers, equipped garbata and cargo terminals and other support buildings covering an area of ​​1900 square meters.

The result of this development makes International Airport Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II can accommodate the Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 and the like. In addition, the flow of passengers is projected to rise from 7720 passengers to 16,560 passengers. After that there will be construction of toll roads Indralaya-Palembang Sultan Mahmud Airport Badaruddin-II to facilitate access to the airport.

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