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Sultan Syarif Qasim II International Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Sumatra
Airport typePublic, Military
OperatorPT Angkasa Pura II
Elevation31 m (104 ft)

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Sultan Syarif Qasim II International Airport is an international airport that serves the city of Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. The airport is often referred as to SSQ II, SSQ or Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (SSK II), and formerly known as Simpang Tiga Airport. The name of the airport is obtained from Sultan Syarif Qasim II which is a pre-independence historical figure from Riau.

The airport serves flights to and from several cities in Indonesia and neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore and some direct flights to Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Medan and Batam. In recent years, as the establishment of the locally-owned Riau Airlines, PKU is also the home base of the airline, servicing into small and regional airports within Riau, Riau Islands, and Jambi.

The airport also a Type B airbase of the TNI-AU (Indonesian Air Force), homebase of the 12th Squadron, a shelter to some Hawk Mk.109s and Mk.209s.

In early 2010, the first phase of the airport's expansion started with the construction of a new terminal to replace the 1980s built terminal; which will, by the time the new one opened, be demolished to make room for additional parking spaces. The new terminal will sport a modern design with three jetways and a larger apron. By end of June 2011, a new terminal spanning 17,000 square meters and a more spacious aircraft apron which can accommodate 10 wide-body aircraft, twice the capacity of the old apron will be operated. To meet the technical requirements of a world-class airport, the airport runway would be extended from 2,200 meters to 2,600 meters and then to 3,000 meters and runway width extension from 30 m to 45 m. Expansion of the airport is part of infrastructure development in support of the 2012 Pekan Olahraga Nasional which will be held in Pekanbaru.

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