Sultan Mahmud International Airport Badaruddin II ( IATA code : PLM ) is an international airport serving the city of Palembang , South Sumatra and surrounding areas . The airport is located in the District Km.10 Sukarame . Sultan Mahmud International Airport Badaruddin II operated by PT Angkasa Pura 2 . Airport name is taken from the name of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II ( 1767-1862 ) , a National Hero of Indonesia against the Dutch VOC - ever lead the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate ( 1803-1819 ) .
The airport has officially become an international airport and can be landed by large-bodied aircraft on January 1, 1970 . Development of the airport began in January 1, 1990 with a total cost of Rp366 , 7 billion from the ' ; ' Japan International Bank Corporation ' ; ' Rp251 , 9 billion and matching funds from the state budget amounting to Rp114 , 8 billion .
Between the development is carried out along the runway extension of 300 meters x 60 meters to 3,000 meters x 60 meters , the construction of the parking lot area of ??20,000 square meters which can accommodate 1,000 vehicles and a passenger terminal building of three floors of 13,000 square meters which can accommodate 1250 passengers , equipped Garbata and cargo terminals and other supporting buildings covering an area of ??1,900 square meters .
The result of this development makes International Airport Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II can accommodate the Airbus A330 and the Boeing 747 and the like . Additionally , passenger traffic is projected to rise from 7,720 passengers into a 16 560 passengers . After that there will be a toll road development Indralaya - Palembang Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II to facilitate access to the airport .
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