The opening of the new Kuala Namu International Airport near Medan has been pushed back four months as a result of delays in the construction of an access road to its passenger terminal.
The new airport, meant to replace the overcrowded Medan Polonia International Airport, had originally been scheduled to open in April.
However, a source from state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II says that problems with the land acquisition for an access road to the airport have forced the operator to postpone the opening to August.
The Indonesian government has accepted the delay, but has also given Angkasa Pura II an October deadline for the airport to start operations.
Angkasa Pura II says that the construction of the terminal is largely completed, although work is still being done on the internal fit out of the concessions and airline offices.
A train linking the new airport with Medan has been completed and tested by Angkasa Pura II and Indonesian rail operator Railink.
When it opens, Kuala Namu will feature a single 3.75km (12,300ft) long runway capable of handling Airbus A380s and a terminal with an annual capacity of 8 million passengers. In future stages, it will be upgraded to handle up to 50 million passengers annually.