Palembang airport to be revamped for 2018 Asian Games

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The plans reportedly included building a skybridge to connect Palembang's Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport with a light rail transit (LRT) terminal that will take passengers to Jakabaring. (Shutterstock/File)

As Palembang in South Sumatra prepares to host the 2018 Asian Games alongside Jakarta, state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura (AP) II plans to improve services at the city's airport.

The plans reportedly include building a skybridge to connect Palembang's Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport with a light rail transit (LRT) terminal that will take passengers to Jakabaring. 

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"We will also expand the existing arrival and departure terminals, especially the boarding lounges," said the airport's general manager, Iskandar Hamid, as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday.

Between five to eight Garbarata (airbridges) at the airport will also be added, he added.

Meanwhile, AP II operational and technical director Djoko Murjatmodjo said the development project was a long-term plan that was being moved forward for the international sports event. "The Asian Games is not the only target, but it has motivated us to improve and expand the capacity of our facilities," said Djoko. (kes)

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