Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport

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Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport / RMAF Kuantan
Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ahmad Shah / TUDM Kuantan
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Military of Malaysia /
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Kuantan
Location Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 58 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 03°46′11″N 103°12′34″E / 3.76972°N 103.20944°E / 3.76972; 103.20944Coordinates: 03°46′11″N 103°12′34″E / 3.76972°N 103.20944°E / 3.76972; 103.20944
Map
WMKD is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMKD
WMKD
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,804 9,199 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passenger 247,757 (Decrease 15.2%)
Airfreight (tonnes) 15 (Decrease 27.3%)
Aircraft movements 3,493 (Decrease 16.3%)
Source: official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport (IATA: KUAICAO: WMKD) is an airport that serves Kuantan, a city in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. The airport is located 15 km from the city. In 2009, the airport handled 226,912 passengers on 3,110 flights, though the airport is able to handle over one million passengers annually.[3] In 2008, Taiwan and Tourism Malaysia had co-operated that there were 23 charter flights directly from Taipei to Kuantan Airport, this condition had made Kuantan Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport the first airport in East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia that received international flights. Passengers have to walk from the aircraft to the arrival hall.

Co-located with the airport is RMAF Kuantan, housing 15 Squadron (BAE Hawk) and 19 Squadron (MiG-29) of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Firefly Singapore
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Scoot Singapore (begins 2 February 2018)[4]

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics
Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% change
2003 351,179 Steady 64 Steady 4,054 Steady
2004 349,375 Decrease0.5 64 Steady 4,088 Increase 0.8
2005 298,184 Decrease14.6 75 Increase17.2 3,757 Decrease 8.1
2006 273,005 Decrease8.4 109 Increase45.3 2,973 Decrease 20.9
2007 262,486 Decrease3.8 103 Decrease5.5 3,487 Increase 17.3
2008 259,529 Decrease1.1 70 Decrease32.0 3,551 Increase 1.8
2009 226,912 Decrease12.6 70 Steady 3,110 Decrease 12.4
2010 220,878 Decrease2.7 49 Decrease30.0 2,802 Decrease 9.9
2011 248,846 Increase12.7 38 Decrease22.4 3,452 Increase 23.2
2012 280,074 Increase12.5 57 Increase50.5 3,613 Increase 4.7
2013 317,440 Increase13.3 86 Increase51.2 3,663 Increase 1.4
2014 314,130 Decrease 1.0 46 Decrease 46.9 3,911 Increase 6.8
2015 292,109 Decrease 7.0 21 Decrease 55.2 4,174 Increase 6.7
2016 247,757 Decrease 15.2 15 Decrease 27.3 3,493 Decrease 16.3
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[5]

Passenger facilities[edit]

The airport has an outdoor car park, a taxi stand, several small shops, an arrival hall and a departure hall. The front part of the building housing the shops and the check in counters are not air conditioned.

Gallery[edit]

A car park view of Kuantan Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport, Kuantan at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  2. ^ WMKD – KUANTAN AIRPORT at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  3. ^ Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport, Kuantan official page at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  4. ^ Scoot to kick off brand new Malaysian destinations
  5. ^ "MAHB Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Malaysia Airports. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 

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