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Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (English: Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II International Airport) (IATA: PLM, ICAO: WIPP) is a runway asphalt runway 9,843ft and 3,000m from an international airport serving the city of Palembang, South Sumatra and surrounding. This airport is located in the Sukarame District KM.10 District. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport is operated by PT Angkasa Pura 2. The name of the airport is taken from the name of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (1767-1862), an Indonesian National Hero against the Dutch VOC who once headed the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate (1803-1819). The runway length of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport so that it becomes 11/29 measuring 3571 by 45 meters (11716 ft × 148 ft), 45 meters wide above Asphalt surface since September 2014.

On January 1, 1920, because a matter of concession on plantation land changed hands to Palembang Maatschappij (Palembang MIJ) or Palembang Airlines NV. That year there was a pioneer pilot news of the Dutch headed by Jan Pieterszoon Coen who would fly his small Fokker plane from Europe to the Dutch East Indies within 20 flight hours. Then the Palembang MIJ holding the concession on the land, provided a plot of land to be handed over as the first airport in Palembang.

On January 1, 1950, this airport became a joint airfield good for civilian use. The status of this airport became the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport. On January 1, the airport was officially managed by the Management of PT (Persero) Angkasa Pura II. When the South Sumatra Province was officially selected as the host of PON XVI in 2004, the government sought to enlarge the capacity of the airport while changing the status of this airport to an international airport. The new terminal building of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport finally successfully completed and was inaugurated on January 1, 1990.

The airport has officially become an international airport and can be landed by large-bodied aircraft on January 1, 1970. The airport development began on January 1, 1990 with a total cost of Rp. 366.7 billion originating from '; Japan International Bank Corporation'; ' Rp251.9 billion and matching funds from the APBN amounting to Rp.114.8 billion with 12 cities with direct domestic flights and 3 cities with direct international flights.

Between the developments carried out is the extension of the runway along 300 meters x 60 meters to 3,000 meters x 60 meters, the construction of a 20,000 meter vehicle parking lot that can accommodate 1,000 vehicles and the construction of a three-story passenger terminal building covering 13,000 square meters that can accommodate 1250 passengers. equipped with garbarata (aerobridge) and cargo terminals and other supporting buildings covering 1,900 square meters.

The results of this development made Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport landed by Airbus A330 aircraft, Boeing 747, Boeing 777, and the like. In addition, passenger flows are projected to increase from 7,720 passengers to 16,560 passengers. After that there will be the construction of the Indralaya-Palembang toll road - Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II Airport to facilitate access to the Airport.


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