Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport

Bandar Udara Internasional
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II
SultanMahmudBadaruddinIIairport Logo.png
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura II
LocationTalang Betutu, South Sumatra. Indonesia
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL121 ft / 37 m
Coordinates02°54′01″S 104°42′00″E / 2.90028°S 104.70000°E / -2.90028; 104.70000Coordinates: 02°54′01″S 104°42′00″E / 2.90028°S 104.70000°E / -2.90028; 104.70000
Sumatra region in Indonesia
Sumatra region in Indonesia
PLM is located in Palembang
Location in Palembang
PLM is located in Sumatra
Location in Sumatra
PLM is located in Indonesia
Location in Indonesia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II) (IATA: PLM, ICAO: WIPP) is an international airport serving the city of Palembang, South Sumatra and surrounding areas. It is located in the region KM.10 Talang Betutu District. It is named after Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin (1767–1852), the last Sultan of Palembang.


At least as early as 1937,[1] Palembang was served by a civil airport at Talang Betutu, operating as a Customs Aerodrome equipped with wireless and direction finding equipment, and basic ground facilities.[2] For Allies the airport was known as Palembang P1 (or just P1). The airport was re-built by the Japanese army during the Japanese occupation in 1942–1943. On July 15, 1963, it was a joint airfield for civilian and military purposes. On August 21, 1975, it became the Talang Betutu Civil Airport, and on April 3, 1985, the airport was renamed to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport.

Effective April 1, 1991, the airport is officially managed by the Management of Perum Angkasa Pura II. On January 2, 1992 Management Perum Angkasa Pura II changed its status into PT (Persero) Angkasa Pura II.

When South Sumatra Province was chosen as the host of PON XVI in 2004, the government sought to enlarge the capacity of the airport as well as change the status into an international airport. The current terminal building of the airport was inaugurated on September 27, 2005. The airport was expanded again in 2017 to accommodate the 2018 Asian Games.


After development the airport became an international airport and can accommodate the wide-body aircraft as of September 27, 2005. The development started on September 18, 2003 with a total cost of Rp366, 7 billion from the Japan International Bank Corporation IDR 251,9 billion and matching funds from the state budget amounting to IDR 114,8 billion. The development resulted in an extension of the runway from 300 meters x 60 meters to 3,000 meters x 60 meters, a vehicle parking area of 20,000 meters which can accommodate 1,000 vehicles, a three-floor passenger terminal covering 13,000 square meters which can accommodate 1,250 passengers, equipped aerobridges, cargo terminals, and other support buildings covering an area of 1900 square meters. This development means Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport can accommodate Airbus A330, Boeing 747, Boeing 777, and other wide-body aircraft.

The airport was developed once again for 2018 Asian Games, which started in late 2016 and finished by 2017.[3] Passenger capacity of the terminal, which has a capacity of 3.4 million passengers per year, increased to 4 million passengers and check in counters increased to 43. The aircraft parking apron can accommodate 19 aircraft.[4] The terminal area was expanded from 34,000 square meters to 115,000 square meters. Passenger capacity of the airport will be gradually increase to accommodate 9 million passengers annually.[5]

Airlines and destinations


AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Batik Air Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Citilink Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Seasonal: Jeddah[6]
Garuda Indonesia Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Seasonal: Jeddah[Note 1]
Indonesia AirAsia Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Lion Air Bandung, Batam, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Medan, Surabaya, Yogyakarta–International[7]
Seasonal: Jeddah[8][Note 2]
NAM Air Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Pangkal Pinang
Saudia Seasonal: Medina
Scoot Singapore
Super Air Jet Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Wings Air Bandar Lampung, Bandung, Bengkulu,[9] Jambi, Lubuklinggau, Padang, Pagar Alam,[9] Pangkal Pinang, Pekanbaru
Batik Air at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Airport

Accidents and incidents

  • October 6, 1937 - The KLM Douglas DC-3, named "Specht" with registration PH-ALS from Palembang to Singapore, crashed immediately after takeoff at Palembang Airport, Netherlands East Indies. Three crew members and one passenger died. The co-pilot and seven passengers survived. A connecting rod in the no.1 engine had failed, causing a fuel fed fire. The pilot cut the fuel flow to the engine, but the aircraft was unable to gain height on one engine. It impacted terrain.[1]
  • On September 24, 1975, Garuda Indonesia Flight 150 crashed on approach to Talang Betutu Airport. The accident, which was attributed to poor weather and fog, killed 25 out of 61 passengers plus one person on the ground.[10]

Ground transportation

Anticipating traffic congestion during the period of 2018 Asian Games, the local government built the Palembang Light Rail Transit, which connects the airport to Jakabaring Sport City.[11] Only some of the stations were opened in time for the games. The remaining stations opened on 18 October 2017.[12] The Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport LRT station serves the airport. The LRT's fare separates passengers riding to and from the airport and those who don't, with the former paying a higher fare of Rp 10,000 while the latter pays Rp 5,000.[13]

  • Indralaya-Palembang-Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II Airport toll road, which is now under construction will facilitate access the airport.[14]
    • Section 1: Palembang-Pamulutan, 7.75 kilometers length, is opened on October 12, 2017
    • Section 2: Pamulutan-KTM S. Rambutan, 4.90 kilometers length, is predicted opened in March 2018
    • Section 3: KTM S. Rambutan-Indralaya, 9.28 kilometers length, land acquisition progress 98 percent and constructions progress 83 percent, is predicted opened in December 2017[15]


  1. ^ Garuda Indonesia flight from Palembang to Jeddah includes a stop-over at Padang. However, Garuda Indonesia does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Palembang and Padang.
  2. ^ Lion Air flight from Palembang to Jeddah includes a stop-over at Thiruvananthapuram. However, Lion Air does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Palembang and Thiruvananthapuram.


  1. ^ a b "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3-194B PH-ALS Palembang-Talang Betutu Airport (PLM)".
  2. ^ Jane's All the World's Aircraft. Sampson Low 1938.
  3. ^ "Palembang airport to be revamped for 2018 Asian Games". The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on August 23, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Perluas Bandara Palembang, AP II siapkan Rp 130 miliar". March 4, 2016. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bandara Internasional SMB II Palembang Diperluas hingga Bisa Menampung 19 Pesawat". Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Citilink intends to resume Jeddah service from mid-Sep 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  7. ^ "Default".
  8. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Lion Air adds Boeing 737MAX service to Saudi Arabia from Oct 2017". Archived from the original on October 5, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ a b "Default". Archived from the original on May 12, 2017.
  10. ^ "Accident description at the ASN". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on December 26, 2011.
  11. ^ "Pembangunan LRT Palembang Lebih Cepat, Alex Noerdin Minta Maaf ke Ahok". August 18, 2016. Archived from the original on October 13, 2016.
  12. ^ "13 Stasiun LRT Resmi Beroperasi Layani Penumpang". October 19, 2018.
  13. ^ Luciana, Anisa (August 1, 2018). "Kemenhub: Subsidi Tarif Tiket LRT Palembang hingga 2019". Tempo (in Indonesian). Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "President inspects Palembang-Indralaya toll road construction works". Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  15. ^ "Diresmikan, Tol Palembang-Simpang Indralaya Gratis Hingga Akhir Tahun". November 24, 2017.

External links

  • Official Website
  • PT Angkasa Pura II Website
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