Indonesian state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II plans to expand the Sultan Syarif Kasim II airport at Pekanbaru in Sumatra, with works to begin in 2014.
The expansion will double the airport's passenger handling capacity to 8 million per annum, says acting general manager Hasturman Yunus. The previous expansion project, which was completed in July 2012, raised its handling capacity to 4 million, up from 900,000 passengers annually.
It will also complete works to lengthen the runway from 2,240m (7,350ft) to 2,600m this year. It ultimately plans to lengthen it to 3,000m to allow widebody aircraft to land at the airport and facilitate hadj flights.
In addition, the apron will be further expanded to accommodate up to 13 aircraft.
Hasturman adds that the airport handled 5.3 million domestic and international passengers in 2012.