Long Sukang Airport

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Long Sukang Airport
Lapangan Terbang Long Sukang
IATA: LSUICAO: WBGU
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Malaysia Airports Berhad
Serves Long Sukang, Sarawak, Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,200 ft / 366 m
Coordinates 04°33′08″N 115°29′38″E / 4.55222°N 115.49389°E / 4.55222; 115.49389Coordinates: 04°33′08″N 115°29′38″E / 4.55222°N 115.49389°E / 4.55222; 115.49389
Map
WBGU is located in East Malaysia
WBGU
WBGU
Location in East Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
n/a 402 1,319
Sources: Great Circle Mapper[1]

Long Sukang Airport (IATA: LSUICAO: WBGU)[2] is a small airport near Long Sukang, a Lun Bawang settlement in the Lawas division of Sarawak, Malaysia, and is one of four airports in the Lawas division.[3]

Improvements to this rural airfield were carried out in 1974 by the Malaysian Public Works Department (Jabatan Kerja Raya), and were substantially completed by the end of the year; the airfield opened to scheduled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flights in April 1975.[4] This airfield, together with those at Long Semadoh and Ba'kelalan, helped to accelerate development among the Lun Bawang people.[5]

No accidents have been recorded at this airport.[6] There are currently no scheduled flights using Long Sukang airport.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "LSU - Long Sukang, Sarawak, MY - Airport". Great Circle Mapper. 2012-12-17. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Airport Long Sukang Airport". 2010-09-07. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Sofyan Hasdam (A.) (2007). Visi baru Kalimantan Timur, 2025: memikirkan ulang prioritas pembangunan Kaltim saat rejeki migas kian menipis. Satria Media. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Sarawak. Jabatan Kerja Raya (1974). Annual Report. p. 4. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Meechang Tuie; Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (1995). Masyarakat Lun Bawang, Sarawak: suatu pengenalan. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kementerian Pendidikan, Malaysia. ISBN 978-983-62-4321-8. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Accident history for LSU at Aviation Safety Network