Sultan Mahmud Airport

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Sultan Mahmud Airport
Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud
IATA: TGGICAO: WMKN
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Terengganu, Malaysia
Location Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 05°22′53″N 103°06′17″E / 5.38139°N 103.10472°E / 5.38139; 103.10472Coordinates: 05°22′53″N 103°06′17″E / 5.38139°N 103.10472°E / 5.38139; 103.10472
Map
WMKN is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMKN
WMKN
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,480 11,417 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 699,310
Passenger change 12-13 Increase27.0%
Aircraft movements 11,402
Movements change 12-13 Decrease11.0%
Source: official website[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Sultan Mahmud Airport (IATA: TGGICAO: WMKN) is an airport that serves Kuala Terengganu, a city in the state of Terengganu in Malaysia. The airport is located 8 km (5.0 mi) from town.[2] In 2008, the airport handled 487,495 passengers with 10,045 aircraft movements.[1] The airport was named after the 16th Sultan of Terengganu, Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, who ruled from 1978 to 1998.

In January 2008, the Malaysian government approved RM200 million to upgrade the airport. This includes funding to extend the runway and upgrade the terminal of the airport.[citation needed]

The terminal was designed to handle 2 million passengers every year. Malaysia Airlines has agreed with Tabung Haji that it will also bring passengers to the Holy Land Mecca via Jeddah and Medina.

On October 11, 2008, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400 from Kuala Lumpur landed which made it the first Boeing 747 to land at Sultan Mahmud Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

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 394,240 Steady 160 Steady 5,508 Steady
2004 435,620 Increase10.5 124 Decrease22.5 5,834 Increase 5.9
2005 419,475 Decrease3.7 94 Decrease24.2 5,622 Decrease 3.6
2006 398,252 Decrease5.1 70 Decrease25.5 3,792 Decrease 32.5
2007 430,800 Increase8.2 47 Decrease32.8 8,781 Increase 131.6
2008 487,495 Increase13.2 24 Decrease49.0 10,045 Increase 14.4
2009 523,619 Increase7.4 24 Steady 9,875 Decrease 1.7
2010 520,611 Decrease0.6 50 Increase108.3 10,959 Increase 11.0
2011 502,966 Decrease3.4 103 Increase106.0 14,296 Increase 30.4
2012 550,831 Increase9.5 147 Increase42.7 12,809 Decrease 10.4
2013 699,310 Increase27.0 103 Decrease29.7 11,402 Decrease 11.0
1H 2014[4] 408,260 Increase30.6 TBA Steady TBA Steady

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