Lawas Airport

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Lawas Airport
Lapangan Terbang Lawas
Twin Otter Lawas Runway.jpg
MASWings Twin Otter on the Lawas runway
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Lawas
Location Lawas, Sarawak, Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 5 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 04°50′57″N 115°24′10″E / 4.84917°N 115.40278°E / 4.84917; 115.40278Coordinates: 04°50′57″N 115°24′10″E / 4.84917°N 115.40278°E / 4.84917; 115.40278
Map
WBGW is located in East Malaysia
WBGW
WBGW
Location in East Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 686 2,251 Bitumen
Source: AIP Malaysia[1]

Lawas Airport (IATA: LWYICAO: WBGW)[2] is a Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) airport serving Lawas, a town in Limbang Division, Sarawak, Malaysia.

A plan has been made to relocate the current airport to a new site, because the current site is considered unsafe. The airport is located near a river, and some land corrosion had been spotted along the riverbank. The proposed new airport will be able to accommodate ATR 72-500 aircraft operated by MASwings, and the airport will not only be used by people in Lawas, but also people near the surrounding Sarawak-Sabah border.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Malaysia Airlines
operated by MASwings
Ba'kelalan, Kota Kinabalu, Limbang, Miri

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIP Malaysia: Index to Aerodromes at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  2. ^ Airport information for LWY at Great Circle Mapper.

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