Mukah Airport

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Mukah Airport
Lapangan Terbang Mukah
MUKAH AIRPORT TERMINAL SARAWAK BORNEO JUNE 2011 (5906280162).jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Mukah Division, Sarawak, East Malaysia
Location Mukah, Sarawak, East Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 02°54′25″N 112°04′30″E / 2.90694°N 112.07500°E / 2.90694; 112.07500Coordinates: 02°54′25″N 112°04′30″E / 2.90694°N 112.07500°E / 2.90694; 112.07500
Map
WBGK is located in East Malaysia
WBGK
WBGK
Location in East Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,097 3,599 Bitumen
Source: AIP Malaysia[1]

Mukah Airport (IATA: MKM[2]ICAO: WBGK) is a STOLport (Short Take-Off and Landing airport) in Mukah, a town in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia.

In 2015, the STOLport handled 35,935 passengers and 3,258 aircraft movements.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Malaysia Airlines
operated by MASwings
Bintulu, Kuching, Miri, Sibu, Tanjung Manis

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics[3]
Year Passengers Aircraft movements
2004
30,377
2,772
2005
31,807
2,846
2006
25,874
2,896
2007
20,908
2,378
2008
28,875
2,608
2009
34,979
2,932
2010
38,810
3,152
2011
37,450
3,258
2012
36,323
3,080
2013
34,247
2,996
2014
37,968
3,370
2015
35,935
3,258

Future developments[edit]

In April 2009, the federal government allocated RM200 million for a new airport in Mukah. This new airport will replace the old one as it is only capable of handling helicopters, light aircraft and can barely cope with the newer ATR 72 turboprop aircraft of Malaysia Airlines' subsidiary, MASWings.

On April 16, 2014, the work on the new airport began,[4] and it is expected to be completed in 2018.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIP Malaysia: Index to Aerodromes at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  2. ^ Airport information for MKM at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ a b "Mukah STOLport" (PDF). Malaysia Airports Berhad. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  4. ^ [1]

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