Indonesia’s Pekanbaru Sultan Syarif Kasim Airport has reportedly gone ahead with expansion plans despite the absence of a written endorsement (The Jakarta Post, 15-Mar-2010). The city has now warned airport authority, PT Angkasa Pura II, that it will face a legal challenge if it continues to ignore its requirement for a building permit. PT Angkasa Pura II responded stating the matter is “only a misunderstanding” and that they only require a permit for the construction of supporting premises. The project, to be completed this year, will increase airport capacity and allow it to handle B747 aircraft.
Pekanbaru Sultan Syarif Kasim Airport commences expansion plans without approval
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