List of the busiest airports in Malaysia

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The busiest airports in Malaysia are measured according to data presented by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.[1] Among all top 20 busiest airports, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is the only airport which can land the A380. KLIA also has the longest runway in Malaysia, with 2 4,000 and 1 4,124m runways.

Passenger traffic[edit]

Shopping Area in Terminal 2, Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the country's second busiest airport and East Malaysia's most important air hub
Penang International Airport check-in counters
The city of Penang is served by the homonymous airport, currently the country's third busiest airport
Kuching International Airport at Night

A passenger is described as a person who departs, arrives or passes in condition of transit through any airport located between the borders of Malaysia at any point of time during a year. The data presented here includes the total amount of departure, arrival and transit passengers for the years selected, and for both domestic and international flights arriving in scheduled and non-scheduled services.[2]

# Airport Name State City Served IATA ICAO 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK 37,704,510 39,887,866 47,498,157 48,930,409 48,938,424 52,424,244
2 Kota Kinabalu International Airport Sabah Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK 5,808,639 5,848,135 6, 935,797 6,792,968 6,573,461 7,623,244
3 Penang International Airport Penang George Town PEN WMKP 4,600, 274 4,767,815 5,487,751 6,041,583 6,258,756 6,661,331
4 Kuching International Airport Sarawak Kuching KCH WBGG 4,286,722 4,186,523 4,871,036 4,852,822 4,772,453 4,911,331
5 Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur SZB WMSA 1,320,227 1,442,514 1,859,020 2,762,556 3,059,144 2,834,836
6 Senai International Airport [3] Johor Johor Bahru JHB WMKJ 1,338,000 1,380,000 1,989,979 2,325, 816 2,581,966 2,828,074
7 Langkawi International Airport Kedah Langkawi LGK WMKL 1,504,697 1,594,106 1,946,440 2,221,997 2,336,177 2,665,271
8 Miri Airport Sarawak Miri MYY WBGR 1,856,626 2,018,415 2,223,172 2,363,080 2,249,206 2,195,145
9 Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Kelantan Kota Bharu KBR WMKC 1,132,345 1,259,205 1,585,238 1,800, 836 2,063,747 2,062,248
10 Sibu Airport Sarawak Sibu SBW WBGS 1,133,093 1,204,267 1,383,887 1,440,935 1,454,360 1,455,293
11 Tawau Airport Sabah Tawau TWU WBKW 922,452 982, 153 1,202,344 1,218,616 1,203, 792 1,271,915
12 Sultan Mahmud Airport Terengganu Kuala Terengganu TGG WMKN 502,966 550,966 699,310 842,651 857,239 900,218
13 Sandakan Airport Sabah Sandakan SDK WMKS 788,515 834,626 911,855 900, 016 853,411 863,701
14 Sultan Abdul Halim Airport Kedah Alor Setar AOR WMKA 407,717 433,644 535,073 660,264 719,029 787,706
15 Bintulu Airport Sarawak Bintulu AOR WBGB 590,253 661,553 779,774 832,440 800,008 779,086
16 Labuan Airport Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan LBU WBKL 567, 928 617,130 738,769 789, 494 684,108 570,948
17 Sultan Azlan Shah Airport Perak Ipoh IPH WMKI 71,169 73,354 74,320 98,768 222,606 269,696
18 Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport Pahang Kuantan KUA WMKD 248,846 280,074 317,440 314,130 292,109 247,757
19 Lahad Datu Airport Sabah Lahad Datu LDU WBKD 131,054 142,733 145,930 161,230 143, 654 140,077
20 Mulu Airport Sarawak Mulu MZV WBMU - - - - 51,387 60,074
21 Malacca International Airport Malacca Malacca City MKZ WMKM 21,322 34,355 21,637 14,178 69,710 58,703
22 Limbang Airport Sarawak Limbang LMN WBGJ 56,211 57,857 61,074 63,870 58,300 55,437

Cargo Traffic[edit]

The following is a list of 10 busiest airports in Malaysia in terms of cargo handling traffic. The cargo numbers are in metric tonnes.

# Airport Name State City Served IATA ICAO 2012 (tonnes) 2013 (tonnes)
1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK 673,107 680,983
2 Penang International Airport Penang George Town PEN WMKP 123,246 153,703
3 Subang Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur SZB WMSA 22,680 26,443
4 Kuching International Airport Sarawak Kuching KCH WBGG 15,810 21,993
5 Kota Kinabalu International Airport Sabah Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK 23,563 21,922
6 Miri Airport Sarawak Miri MYY WBGR 9,879 9,800
7 Labuan Airport Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan LBU WBGB 6,071 9,329
8 Senai International Airport Johor Johor Bahru JHB WMKJ 3,149 3,443
9 Sandakan Airport Sabah Sandakan SDK WBKS 2,479 2,894
10 Tawau Airport Sabah Tawau TWU WBKW 2,489 2,844

Aircraft movements[edit]

Commercial aircraft movements[edit]

The following is a list of 10 busiest airports in Malaysia in terms of number of commercial aircraft movements (take-off and landing).[4]

# Airport Name State City Served IATA ICAO 2012 2013 2014
1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK 282,290 325,537 339,650
2 Kota Kinabalu International Airport Sabah Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK 58,366 67,601 68,776
3 Penang International Airport Penang George Town PEN WMKP 49,966 56,760 63,396
4 Kuching International Airport Sarawak Kuching KCH WBGG 43,981 53,095 50,917
5 Subang Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur SZB WMSA 33,224 41,707 56,629
6 Miri Airport Sarawak Miri MYY WBGR 42,351 44,875 46,504
7 Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Kelantan Kota Bharu KBR WMKC 17,112 20,527 25,028
8 Langkawi International Airport Kedah Langkawi LGK WMKL 15,162 17,675 21,722
9 Sibu Airport Sarawak Sibu SBW WBGS 15,923 17,196 17,878
10 Labuan Airport Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan LBU WBGB 13,448 15,072 15,533

Total aircraft movements[edit]

The following is a list of 10 busiest airports in Malaysia in terms of total aircraft movements (take-off and landing).[5] This may include commercial, private, training and military aircraft.

# Airport Name State City Served IATA ICAO 2011 2012 2013
1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK 269,509 283,352 326,678
2 Subang Airport Selangor Kuala Lumpur SZB WMSA 68,135 74,008 80,047
3 Kota Kinabalu International Airport Sabah Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK 59,638 58,366 67,601
4 Penang International Airport Penang George Town PEN WMKP 54,713 53,766 60,020
5 Kuching International Airport Sarawak Kuching KCH WBGG 53,154 46,727 56,085
6 Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Kelantan Kota Bharu KBR WMKC 64,114 50,991 50,406
7 Miri Airport Sarawak Miri MYY WBGR 43,707 45,127 47,585
8 Senai International Airport Johor Johor Bahru JHB WMKJ TBC 12,639 37,908
9 Malacca International Airport Malacca Malacca City MKZ WMKM 53,702 48,881 36,978
10 Langkawi International Airport Kedah Langkawi LGK WMKL 31,482 33,056 29,309

Busiest air routes[edit]

The busiest air route between two airports within Malaysia is the Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu sector. This sector is also the 45th busiest air route in the world for the period of August to September 2011.[6] The second busiest route is the Kuala Lumpur - Kuching sector.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. Information for domestic and international airports presented individually in the section MAHB Airports
  2. ^ "2013 Annual Report" (PDF). Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statistic:Aviation". Ministry of Transport. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Malaysia Airports 2013 Annual Report" (PDF). Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. pp. 331/422. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Malaysia Airports 2013 Annual Report" (PDF). Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. pp. 333/422. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "The world's top ten routes are in Asia Pacific". CAPA - Centre for Aviation. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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