Sultan Abdul Halim Airport

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Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Halim
IATA: AORICAO: WMKA
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Kedah, and Perlis, Malaysia
Location Kepala Batas, Kedah, West Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 06°11′40″N 100°24′03″E / 6.19444°N 100.40083°E / 6.19444; 100.40083Coordinates: 06°11′40″N 100°24′03″E / 6.19444°N 100.40083°E / 6.19444; 100.40083
Map
WMBT is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMBT
WMBT
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,745 9,006 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 535,073
Passenger change 12-13 Increase23.4%
Aircraft movements 15,752
Movements change 11-12 Decrease12.5%
Source: official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (IATA: AORICAO: WMKA) is an airport that serves Alor Setar, a city in the state of Kedah in Malaysia.

The airport, located in Kepala Batas, is 15 km (9.3 mi)[2] away from town, can handle up to 800,000 ppa. The new terminal is already operational by 5 May 2006 to cater for future traffic growth. The new terminal has the capacity to receive the Airbus 330 operations as the runway was extended from the previous 1,963 m × 45 m (6,440 ft × 148 ft) to 2,745 m × 45 m (9,006 ft × 148 ft). In 2009, the airport handled 421,314 passengers with 24,031 aircraft movements.

The Royal Malaysian Air Force training division is also co-located and uses the same runway as the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur
Firefly Kuala Lumpur-Subang
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur-Subang

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics[3]
Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
Movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 353,778 Steady 17 Steady 18,318 Steady
2004 346,502 Decrease2.0 67 Increase294.1 14,784 Decrease 19.3
2005 323,669 Decrease6.6 118 Increase76.1 17,632 Increase 19.2
2006 292,549 Decrease9.6 111 Decrease5.9 18,495 Increase 4.9
2007 291,006 Decrease0.5 55 Decrease50.4 20,277 Increase 9.6
2008 307,564 Increase5.7 41 Decrease25.4 17,705 Decrease 12.7
2009 421,314 Increase36.9 34 Decrease17.1 24,031 Increase 35.7
2010 400,997 Decrease4.8 34 Steady 22,187 Decrease 7.7
2011 407,717 Increase1.7 46 Increase35.3 19,621 Decrease 11.6
2012 433,644 Increase6.4 123 Increase167.4 18,006 Decrease 8.2
2013 535,073 Increase23.4 126 Increase2.3 15,752 Decrease 12.5
1H 2014[4] 311,329 Increase 32.0 TBA Steady TBA Steady

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