Silampari Airport, Lubuklinggau, South Sumatra, now has two 36 meters long jet bridge The operational use of these garbarata was inaugurated by the Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, Tuesday (04/09/2019).
Budi said that the presence of the new Silampari Airport terminal in March was expected to support South Sumatra province as a national energy barn. The presence of the airport’s new terminal is projected to contribute substantial revenues.
“Therefore, it is the government’s obligation to maintain the connectivity. One of them is by building this Silampari Airport so that South Sumatra is more advanced,” Budi said.
Budi explained, his part together with the regional government of South Sumatra will also try to explore cooperation so that other airlines can open routes to this airport.
Head of Silampari UPBU, Rudi Pitoyo, explained that the work for using garbarata was started in February 2019 and finished in March 2019.
“The Garbarata has been used at Terminal 2F at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, and requires height adjustments for use at Silampari Airport. Since there was a garbarata replacement at Soekarno Hatta, the well-functioning garbarata is transfered to Silampari Airport to be used there, “he explained.
For information, Silampari Airport is located in Lubuklinggau District, South Sumatra as a Class III Airport Operator Unit. The construction of the new Silampari Airport terminal is a development that is carried out in multiyears starting in 2016.
Silampari Airport serves passenger and cargo transportation. Airlines that operates at this airport are Batik Air, Nam Air, Wings Air. The airport operates from 07.30-16.00 WIB.