List of the busiest airports in Malaysia

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The busiest airports in Malaysia are measured according to data presented by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[1] (with the exception of Senai International Airport, operated independently).[2]

Passenger traffic[edit]

Shopping Area in Terminal 2, Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the country's second busiest airport and East Malaysia's most important air hub
Penang International Airport check-in counters
The city of Penang is served by the homonymous airport, currently the country's third busiest airport
Kuching International Airport at Night

A passenger is described as a person who departs, arrives or pass in condition of transit through any airport located between the borders of Malaysia at any point of time during a year. The data here presented includes total amount of departure, arrival and transit passengers for the years selected, and for both domestic and international flights arriving in scheduled and non-scheduled services. [3]

# Airport Name State City Served IATA ICAO 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK 29,682,093 34,087,636 37,704,510 39,887,866 47,498,157
2 Kota Kinabalu International Airport Sabah Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK 4,868,526 5,223,454 5,808,639 5,848,135 6,935,797
3 Penang International Airport Penang George Town PEN WMKP 3,235,423 4,166,969 4,600,274 4,767,815 5,487,751
4 Kuching International Airport Sarawak Kuching KCH WBGG 3,574,632 3,684,517 4,286,722 4,186,523 4,871,036
5 Miri Airport Sarawak Miri MYY WBGR 1,620,345 1,694,915 1,856,626 2,018,415 2,223,172
6 Senai International Airport[4] Johor Johor Bahru JHB WMKJ 1,310,000 1,240,000 1,338,000 1,380,000 1,977,325
7 Langkawi International Airport Kedah Langkawi LGK WMKL 1,359,271 1,374,729 1,504,697 1,594,106 1,946,440
8 Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Selangor Subang SZB WMSA 819,840 1,118,309 1,320,227 1,442,514 1,859,020
9 Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Kelantan Kota Bharu KBR WMKC 1,003,162 1,047,755 1,132,345 1,259,205 1,585,238
10 Sibu Airport Sarawak Sibu SBW WBGS 939,732 1,009,002 1,133,093 1,204,267 1,383,887
11 Tawau Airport Sabah Tawau TWU WBKW 866,601 897,848 922,452 982,153 1,202,344
12 Sandakan Airport Sabah Sandakan SDK WBKS 672,469 741,674 788,515 834,626 911,855
13 Bintulu Airport Sarawak Bintulu BTU WBGB 487,060 557,459 590,253 661,553 779,774
14 Labuan Airport Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan LBU WBGB 476,876 505,903 567,928 617,130 738,769
15 Sultan Mahmud Airport Terengganu Kuala Terengganu TGG WMKN 523,619 520,611 502,966 550,831 699,310
16 Sultan Abdul Halim Airport Kedah Alor Setar AOR WMKA 421,314 400,997 407,717 433,644 535,073
17 Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport Pahang Kuantan KUA WMKD 226,912 220,878 248,846 280,074 317,440
18 Lahad Datu Airport Sabah Lahad Datu LDU WBKD 98,558 113,442 131,054 142,733 145,930
19 Limbang Airport Sarawak Limbang LMN WBGJ 45,512 50,044 56,211 57,852 61,074
20 Malacca International Airport Malacca Malacca City MKZ WMKM 18,576 21,687 21,322 34,335 21,637

Cargo Traffic[edit]

The following is a list of 10 busiest airports in Malaysia in terms of cargo handling traffic. The cargo numbers are in metric tonnes. Cargo traffic for Senai International Airport is unavailable.

# Airport Name State City Served IATA ICAO 2012 (tonnes) 2013 (tonnes)
1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK 673,107 680,983
2 Penang International Airport Penang George Town PEN WMKP 123,246 153,703
3 Subang Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur SZB WMSA 22,680 26,443
4 Kuching International Airport Sarawak Kuching KCH WBGG 15,810 21,993
5 Kota Kinabalu International Airport Sabah Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK 23,563 21,922
6 Miri Airport Sarawak Miri MYY WBGR 9,879 9,800
7 Labuan Airport Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan LBU WBGB 6,071 9,329
8 Sandakan Airport Sabah Sandakan SDK WBKS 2,479 2,894
9 Tawau Airport Sabah Tawau TWU WBKW 2,489 2,844
10 Bintulu Airport Sarawak Bintulu BTU WBGB 2,574 2,553

Aircraft movements[edit]

Commercial aircraft movements[edit]

The following is a list of 10 busiest airports in Malaysia in terms of number of commercial aircraft movements (take-off and landing). [5] Aircraft movement statistics for Senai International Airport is unavailable.

# Airport Name State City Served IATA ICAO 2012 2013
1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK 282,290 325,537
2 Kota Kinabalu International Airport Sabah Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK 58,366 67,601
3 Penang International Airport Penang George Town PEN WMKP 49,966 56,760
4 Kuching International Airport Sarawak Kuching KCH WBGG 43,981 53,095
5 Miri Airport Sarawak Miri MYY WBGR 42,351 44,875
6 Subang Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur SZB WMSA 33,224 41,707
7 Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Kelantan Kota Bharu KBR WMKC 17,112 20,527
8 Langkawi International Airport Kedah Langkawi LGK WMKL 15,162 17,675
9 Sibu Airport Sarawak Sibu SBW WBGS 15,923 17,196
10 Labuan Airport Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan LBU WBGB 13,448 15,072

Total aircraft movements[edit]

The following is a list of 10 busiest airports in Malaysia in terms of total aircraft movements (take-off and landing). [6] This may include commercial, private, training and military aircraft. Aircraft movement statistics for Senai International Airport is unavailable.

# Airport Name State City Served IATA ICAO 2011 2012 2013
1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK 269,509 283,352 326,678
2 Subang Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur SZB WMSA 68,135 74,008 80,047
3 Kota Kinabalu International Airport Sabah Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK 59,638 58,366 67,601
4 Penang International Airport Penang George Town PEN WMKP 54,713 53,766 60,020
5 Kuching International Airport Sarawak Kuching KCH WBGG 53,154 46,727 56,085
6 Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Kelantan Kota Bharu KBR WMKC 64,114 50,991 50,406
7 Miri Airport Sarawak Miri MYY WBGR 43,707 45,127 47,585
8 Malacca International Airport Malacca Malacca City MKZ WMKM 53,702 48,881 36,978
9 Langkawi International Airport Kedah Langkawi LGK WMKL 31,482 33,056 29,309
10 Sibu Airport Sarawak Sibu SBW WBGS 19,169 15,923 17,196

Busiest air routes[edit]

The busiest air route between two airports within Malaysia is the Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu sector. This sector is also the 45th busiest air route in the world for the period of August to September 2011.[7] The second busiest route is the Kuala Lumpur - Kuching sector.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. Information for domestic and international airports presented individually in the section MAHB Airports.
  2. ^ Senai Airport, as well as Kerteh Airport, are the most important airstrips in the country not operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. Senai Airport is operated by Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, and Kerteh Airport is owned and operated by Petronas. There were no data available for Kerteh Airport at the time of writing the article.
  3. ^ "2013 Annual Report". Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Data from Senai International Airport are rounded off in its original source and taken from Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd website in its section "Passengers".
  5. ^ "Malaysia Airports 2013 Annual Report". Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. pp. 331/422. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Malaysia Airports 2013 Annual Report". Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. pp. 333/422. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "The world's top ten routes are in Asia Pacific". CAPA - Centre for Aviation. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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