Miri Airport

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Miri Airport
Lapangan Terbang Miri
Miriairport terminal.jpg
IATA: MYYICAO: WBGR
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Miri, Sarawak
Location Miri, Sarawak
Hub for MASwings, Awan Inspirasi
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 59 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 04°19′31″N 113°59′18″E / 4.32528°N 113.98833°E / 4.32528; 113.98833Coordinates: 04°19′31″N 113°59′18″E / 4.32528°N 113.98833°E / 4.32528; 113.98833
Map
MYY is located in East Malaysia
MYY
MYY
Location in East Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,745 9,006 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 2,223,172
Passenger change 12-13 Increase10.1%
Aircraft movements 47,585
Movements change 12-13 Increase5.4%
Sources: Official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Miri Airport (IATA: MYYICAO: WBGR) is an airport located 9.5 km (5.9 mi) south east[2] of Miri, a city in the state of Sarawak in East Malaysia.

Miri Airport is the third busiest airport in Malaysia terms of aircraft movements, serving 2.2 million passengers in 2013. It is also one of the country's top three airports in terms of aircraft movements and the fifth busiest in terms of passengers handled. Miri Airport is a major hub for MASWings which took over most of the mainly rural domestic services from FlyAsianXpress.

Miri's location in the middle of Malaysian Borneo and close to the border of Brunei makes it a suitable hub for rural air services and an important gateway to Sarawak. In 2013, there were 2,223,172 passenger movements, and 47,585 aircraft movements in the airport.[1]

Future development[edit]

On 6 December 2011, The Ministry of Transport, Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said that the Miri Airport will be expanded further to cater for the growing volume of passengers and cargo passing through it. The expansion project would be implemented under the 11th Malaysia Plan following the increase in air passengers using the airport which was projected to reach two million within the next two years. The airport recorded an increase of 9.75 per cent in passenger traffic during the first nine months of this year where 1.35 million passengers used the airport compared with 1.23 million during the same period last year. Cargo traffic also increased 18.69 per cent during the period under review from 4,849 metric tons to 5,756 metric tons. Miri International Airport is the busiest domestic airport in Malaysia in terms of passenger and aircraft movement.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The airport has a terminal which can accommodate up to 2 million passengers annually.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Penang, Singapore
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Singapore
Malaysia Airlines operated by MASwings Ba'kelalan, Bario, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Labuan, Lawas, Limbang, Long Akah, Long Banga, Long Lellang, Long Seridan, Marudi, Mukah, Mulu, Sibu

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Transmile Air Services Cargo Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur
DHL Express Cargo operated by Transmile Air Services Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur
Neptune Air Cargo Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics[5]
Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
Movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 1,377,312 Steady 3,881 Steady 43,460 Steady
2004 1,509,684 Increase 9.6 4,721 Increase 21.6 45,269 Increase 4.2
2005 1,594,855 Increase 5.6 5,392 Increase 14.2 42,865 Decrease 5.3
2006 1,559,379 Decrease 2.2 4,080 Decrease 24.3 42,680 Decrease 0.4
2007 1,454,167 Decrease 6.7 3,564 Decrease 12.6 35,502 Decrease 16.8
2008 1,537,840 Increase 5.7 4,146 Increase 16.3 38,172 Increase 7.5
2009 1,620,345 Increase 5.4 3,921 Decrease 5.4 41,996 Increase 10.0
2010 1,694,915 Increase 4.6 6,770 Increase 72.7 41,682 Decrease 0.7
2011 1,856,626 Increase 9.5 8,198 Increase 21.1 43,707 Increase 4.9
2012 2,018,415 Increase 8.7 9,879 Increase 20.5 45,127 Increase 3.2
2013 2,223,172 Increase 10.1 9,800 Decrease 0.8 47,585 Increase 5.4
Miri Airport at night

Incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miri Airport, Sarawak at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  2. ^ a b WBGR - MIRI at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  3. ^ MIRI AIRPORT TO BE EXPANDED UNDER 11MP Bernama – Tue, Dec 6, 2011
  4. ^ http://www.etawau.com/HTML/Miri/MiriInternationalAirport.htm
  5. ^ "MAHB Annual Report 2012". MAHB. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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