Syarif Kasim II International Airport (IATA: PKU, ICAO: WIBB) is an
international airport that serves the city of Pekanbaru, Riau,
Indonesia. The airport is often referred to as SSK II, SSK or Sultan
Syarif Qasim II International Airport (SSQ II), and formerly known as
Simpang Tiga Airport.
namesake of the airport is Sultan Syarif Kasim II, the last sultan of
Siak and an Indonesian National Hero. The airport serves flights to and
from several cities and towns in Indonesia and neighbouring countries
such as Malaysia and Singapore.
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.
airport area and runway is also shared with Roesmin Nurjadin Air Force