Sultan Thaha Airport

Sultan Thaha Airport is an airport located in the city of Jambi, Jambi Province, Indonesia. This service started in April 2007 is managed by PT. Angkasa Pura II, which was previously managed by the Department of Transportation Jambi Province. Currently there are 4 airlines that daily make the flight as much as 12 times, including Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air. Airport name is taken from the name of Sultan Taha Syaifuddin, an Indonesian national hero of Jambi.

The airport was built during the colonial era with the name Paalmerah Intl. Starting in 2011. Sultan Taha Airport will be upgraded to serve passengers who continue to increase and the increase in the length and width of the runway (length and width of the current 2,220 meters and 30 meters and will be increased to 2,400 meters and 45 meters). Improved grounding is done to serve the wide-bodied aircraft, mainly from Garuda Indonesia. Angkasa Pura also will add equipment Instrument Landing System (ILS) which can help aircraft to land in bad weather. ILS is the equipment shall be installed in airports to international standards, the same as the goal of increasing the airfield, which makes Sultan Taha as an international airport in 2012 [1].