Langkawi International Airport

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Langkawi International Airport

Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Langkawi
Langkawi airport.png
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
OperatorMalaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
ServesLangkawi and Perlis
LocationPadang Matsirat, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Hub for
Time zoneMST (UTC+08:00)
Coordinates06°20′00″N 099°44′00″E / 6.33333°N 99.73333°E / 6.33333; 99.73333Coordinates: 06°20′00″N 099°44′00″E / 6.33333°N 99.73333°E / 6.33333; 99.73333
Map
WMKL is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMKL
WMKL
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,810 12,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passenger2,767,707 (Increase 4.2%)
Airfreight (tonnes)759(Increase 29.0%)
Aircraft movements31,863 (Increase 2.7%)
Source: official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Langkawi International Airport (IATA: LGK, ICAO: WMKL), is an airport in Padang Matsirat, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

In 2015, the airport handled 2,336,177 passengers and 30,853 aircraft movements.[3]

The airport serves as a venue for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) an international aerospace event for aviation industry and aero performances for the public. Langkawi airport capacity has been upgraded to accommodate 4 million passengers per year in Sep 2018.

History[edit]

Construction of the modern airport began in 1991 and was finished at December 1993. Langkawi International Airport had been the airfield of Japanese army in 1945 and later for the British army. Kedah has two airports: Langkawi International Airport and Sultan Abdul Halim Airport

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Guangzhou, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur–International, Penang, Singapore
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
Firefly Kuala Lumpur–Subang, Penang
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Malindo Air Chengdu, Chongqing, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuala Lumpur–Subang, Kunming, Melaka (begins 1 March 2019)
Sunday Airlines Seasonal Charter: Almaty
Scoot Singapore
TUI Airways Seasonal: Manchester
Royal Malaysian Air Force Airbus A400M Atlas take off from Langkawi International Airport during LIMA 17

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics
Year Passengers
handled[a]
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 726,817 Steady 287 Steady 8,931 Steady
2004 845,276 Increase 16.3 325 Increase 13.2 8,711 Decrease 2.5
2005 830,334 Decrease 1.8 449 Increase 38.1 8,964 Increase 2.9
2006 934,024 Increase 12.5 487 Increase 8.5 27,622 Increase 208.1
2007 1,122,911 Increase 20.2 524 Increase 7.6 43,234 Increase 56.5
2008 1,196,956 Increase 6.6 589 Increase 12.4 41,837 Decrease 3.2
2009 1,359,271 Increase 13.6 572 Decrease 2.9 39,815 Decrease 4.8
2010 1,374,729 Increase 1.1 434 Decrease 24.1 33,064 Decrease 17.0
2011 1,504,697 Increase 9.4 646 Increase 48.8 31,482 Decrease 4.8
2012 1,594,106 Increase 5.9 754 Increase 16.7 33,056 Increase 5.0
2013 1,946,440 Increase 22.1 630 Decrease 16.4 29,309 Decrease 11.3
2014 2,221,997 Increase 14.2 567 Decrease 10.1 28,694 Decrease 2.1
2015 2,336,177 Increase 5.1 647 Increase 14.1 30,853 Increase 7.5
2016 2,655,271 Increase 13.7 588 Decrease 9.0 31,035 Increase 0.6
2017 2,767,707 Increase 4.2 759 Increase 29.0 31,863 Increase 2.7
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[4]
Boarding flight at Langkawi International Airport

Accidents and incidents[edit]

An accident occurred on 2 December 2007, during the LIMA 2007 air show which caused three paratroopers to plunge into the sea and then drown. They were involved in a rehearsal for a mock exercise to retake the airport from terrorists.[5]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Number of passengers including domestic, international and transit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malaysia Airports". Malaysiaairports.com.my.
  2. ^ WMKL – LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  3. ^ Langkawi Airport at Malaysia Airport Holdings website
  4. ^ "MAHB Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Malaysia Airports. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  5. ^ Three paratroopers dead in Malaysia airshow accident. Channelnewsasia.com, 3 December 2007.

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