Sandakan Airport

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Sandakan Airport
Lapangan Terbang Sandakan
Sandakan Sabah LapanganTerbang-1.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Sandakan Division, Sabah, East Malaysia
Location Sandakan, Sabah, East Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 46 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 05°54′06″N 118°02′55″E / 5.90167°N 118.04861°E / 5.90167; 118.04861Coordinates: 05°54′06″N 118°02′55″E / 5.90167°N 118.04861°E / 5.90167; 118.04861
Map
WBKS is located in East Malaysia
WBKS
WBKS
Location in East Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,133 6,998 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passenger 896,347 (Increase 1.5%)
Airfreight (tonnes) 2,211 (Decrease 7.4%)
Aircraft movements 10,859 (Decrease 11.3%)
Sources: Official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Sandakan Airport (IATA: SDK, ICAO: WBKS) is a domestic airport which serves Sandakan, a town in the east Malaysian state of Sabah. It is located 14 km (8.7 mi)[2] west of downtown Sandakan. In 2005, the airport handled 621,513 passengers and registered 10,876 flights.[1]

History[edit]

Sandakan Airport is also a former military airstrip during World War 2 which it bombardment play important role for the event of Sandakan Death Marches.

Expansion plan[edit]

On 7 May 2017, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced an allocation of RM 80 million for the airport runway extension project. [3] The extension project is set to commence in June 2017.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International
Malaysia Airlines Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International
Malaysia Airlines
operated by MASwings
Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Tawau

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics
Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
Movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 497,999 Steady 3,713 Steady 10,588 Steady
2004 574,213 Increase 15.3 4,053 Increase 9.2 10,823 Increase 2.2
2005 621,513 Increase 8.2 4,531 Increase 11.8 11,662 Increase 7.7
2006 633,194 Increase 1.9 5,475 Increase 20.8 10,776 Decrease 7.6
2007 626,192 Decrease 1.1 6,224 Increase 13.7 8,410 Decrease 22.0
2008 618,927 Decrease 1.2 3,055 Decrease 50.9 9,622 Increase 14.4
2009 672,469 Increase 8.6 2,099 Decrease 31.3 12,915 Increase 34.2
2010 741,674 Increase 10.3 2,806 Increase 33.7 13,517 Increase 4.7
2011 788,515 Increase 6.3 2,300 Decrease 18.0 11,715 Decrease 13.3
2012 834,626 Increase 5.8 2,479 Increase 7.8 13,153 Increase 12.3
2013 911,855 Increase 9.3 2,894 Increase 16.7 12,856 Decrease 2.3
2014 900,016 Decrease 1.3 2,497 Decrease 13.7 12,696 Decrease 1.2
2015 853,411 Decrease 5.2 3,147 Increase 26.0 12,705 Increase 0.1
2016 882,811 Increase 3.4 2,389 Decrease 24.1 12,240 Decrease 3.7
2017 896,347 Increase 1.5 2,211 Decrease 7.4 10,859 Decrease 11.3
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[5]

Statistics[edit]

Rank Destination Frequency
(Weekly)
1 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 60
2 Kuala Lumpur 28
3 Tawau, Sabah 14
4 Kudat, Sabah 2

References[edit]

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