Senai International Airport

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Senai International Airport

Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Senai
لاڤڠن تربڠ انتارابڠسا سناي
சினாய் விமான நிலையம்
Senai International Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorSenai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd
ServesJohor, Malaysia
LocationSenai, Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Time zoneMST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL127 ft / 39 m
Coordinates01°38′26″N 103°40′13″E / 1.64056°N 103.67028°E / 1.64056; 103.67028Coordinates: 01°38′26″N 103°40′13″E / 1.64056°N 103.67028°E / 1.64056; 103.67028
Johor state in Malaysia
Johor state in Malaysia
JHB /WMKJ is located in Johor
Location in Senai , Kulai , Johor , West Malaysia
JHB /WMKJ is located in Peninsular Malaysia
JHB /WMKJ (Peninsular Malaysia)
JHB /WMKJ is located in Malaysia
JHB /WMKJ (Malaysia)
JHB /WMKJ is located in Southeast Asia
JHB /WMKJ (Southeast Asia)
JHB /WMKJ is located in Asia
JHB /WMKJ (Asia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,800 12,467 Asphalt
Sources: AIP Malaysia[1][2]

Senai International Airport, formerly known as Sultan Ismail International Airport[3] (IATA: JHB, ICAO: WMKJ) (Malay: Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Senai; Jawi: لاڤڠن تربڠ انتارابڠسا سناي;Chinese: 士乃国际机场) (தமிழ்)சினாய் விமான நிலையம் is an international airport in the town of Senai, Kulai District, Johor, Malaysia serving Johor Bahru and the southernmost region of Peninsular Malaysia. The airport is located approximately 32 km north-west of the Johor Bahru city centre. The airport is the only privately managed commercial airport in Malaysia.

Opened in 1974, the airport is managed and operated by Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd which took over the operations from (MAHB) in 2003. Senai International Airport is capable to handle up to 4.0 million passengers and 80,000 tonnes of cargo per annum.

Senai International Airport serves as the aviation gateway for Iskandar Malaysia and southern region, and is dedicated to providing routes and services essential to cater the needs of both tourism and business traveler. Equipped with 3,800-metres runway, Senai International Airport can handle aircraft ranging from small Cessna's to large jets such Airbus A380 and Antonov 125. Currently, there are 5 airlines operating in Senai International Airport serving to 11 domestic and seven international destinations with an average of more than 100 daily flight movements.

In 2018, Senai International Airport handled a total of 3,522,576 passengers and 9,691 tons of freight with a combination of 52,030 schedule and non-schedule commercial aircraft movements.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


AirAsia Alor Setar, Bangkok–Don Mueang, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Ipoh, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta (resumes 30 March 2020),[5] Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuching, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sibu, Tawau
Firefly Kota Bharu (resumes 17 December 2019),[6] Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Indonesia AirAsia Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Surabaya
Jin Air Seoul–Incheon
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina
Malindo Air Guangzhou, Haikou, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics[7][8]
% change
% change
% change
2009 1,316,082 Steady N/A Steady N/A Steady
2010 1,235,400 Decrease 6.1 6,239 Steady 11,934 Steady
2011 1,337,562 Increase 8.3 5,438 Decrease 12.8 15,167 Increase 27.1
2012 1,376,383 Increase 3.0 3,149 Decrease 42.1 12,506 Decrease 17.4
2013 1,989,979 Increase 44.6 3,443 Increase 9.3 37,998 Increase 203.8
2014 2,325,816 Increase 16.9 4,934 Increase 43.3 42,976 Increase 13.1
2015 2,581,966 Increase 11.1 5,272 Increase 6.9 41,892 Decrease 2.5
2016 2,828,074 Increase 12.1 6,245 Increase 18.0 42,744 Increase 2.0
2017 3,124,799 Increase 10.5 7,614 Increase 21.9 46,497 Increase 3.0
2018 3,522,576 Increase 13.0 9,691 Increase 27.0 52,030 Increase 12.0
Busiest international flights out of Senai International Airport by frequency as of November 2019
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airlines Note
1 Thailand Bangkok–Don Mueang, Thailand (DMK) 14 AK, FD
2 China Guangzhou, China 10 AK, OD
3 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 7 AK
4 South Korea Seoul, Korea 7 LJ 13 Nov 2019 - 20 March 2020. 4 weekly during normal seasons
5 Indonesia Surabaya, Indonesia 5 QZ
6 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia 3 QZ
7 China Haikou, China 1 OD
8 Saudi Arabia Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Seasonal-Hajj MH
9 Saudi Arabia Medina, Saudi Arabia Seasonal-Hajj MH
Busiest domestic routes out of Senai International Airport by frequency as of July 2019
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airlines
1 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) 107 AK, MH, OD
2 Selangor Subang, Selangor (SZB) 93 FY, OD
3 Penang Penang, Penang 45 AK
4 Sarawak Kuching, Sarawak 28 AK
5 Sabah Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 21 AK
6 Perak Ipoh, Perak 18 AK, OD
7 Sarawak Sibu, Sarawak 10 AK
8 Kedah Langkawi, Kedah 7 AK
9 Kedah Alor Star, Kedah 4 AK
10 Sabah Tawau, Sabah 4 AK
11 Sarawak Miri, Sarawak 3 AK

Ground transport[edit]

Senai International Airport is connected to PLUS North-South, Senai-Desaru and Secondlink Highways. Taxis are available outside the airport. Buses to the city centre with the option to transit to Singapore are available.[9]

Causeway link provides the commuters to JB Sentral and Desaru Coast.

Bus No. Destinations
AA1 JB Sentral
DSX Desaru Coast/Mall of Medini

Future Destination[edit]

The future destination includes a direct flight to Shanghai in Q4 of 2019.


  1. ^ WMKJ – JOHOR BAHRU/SENAI INTERNATIONAL at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  2. ^ "Senai International Airport : About Senai Airport : Facts at a Glance". Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Senai International Airport - Introduction". Senai International Airport.
  4. ^ "Statistic:Aviation". Ministry of Transport. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  5. ^
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  7. ^ "Aviation Statistics" (PDF). Ministry of Transport. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  8. ^ Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd
  9. ^ "By Bus".

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