Sultan Abdul Halim Airport

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Sultan Abdul Halim Airport

Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Halim
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
OperatorMalaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
ServesAlor Setar
LocationKepala Batas, Kedah, Malaysia
Time zoneMST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates06°11′40″N 100°24′03″E / 6.19444°N 100.40083°E / 6.19444; 100.40083Coordinates: 06°11′40″N 100°24′03″E / 6.19444°N 100.40083°E / 6.19444; 100.40083
Websitewww.malaysiaairports.com.my/index.php/domestic/sultan-abdul-halim-airport
Map
WMKA is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMKA
WMKA
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,745 9,006 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger817,253 (Increase 1.9%)
Airfreight (tonnes)845 (Increase 72.7%)
Aircraft movements44,989 (Decrease 2.8%)
Source: official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (IATA: AOR, ICAO: WMKA) is an airport in Kepala Batas, Kedah, Malaysia. It serves the city of Alor Setar.

The airport, located in Kepala Batas, is 15 km (9.3 mi)[2] away from town, can handle up to 800,000 ppa. Built in 1929, the airport is the 2nd oldest airport in Peninsular Malaysia, after Taiping Airport. The new terminal is already operational by 5 May 2006 to cater for future traffic growth. The new terminal has the capacity to receive the Airbus 330 operations as the runway was extended from the previous 1,963 m × 45 m (6,440 ft × 148 ft) to 2,745 m × 45 m (9,006 ft × 148 ft). In 2009, the airport handled 421,314 passengers with 24,031 aircraft movements.

The Royal Malaysian Air Force training division is also co-located and uses the same runway as the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur–International
Firefly Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Firefly in Kedah FA livery at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics
Year Passengers
handled[a]
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 353,778 Steady 17 Steady 18,318 Steady
2004 346,502 Decrease2.0 67 Increase294.1 14,784 Decrease 19.3
2005 323,669 Decrease6.6 118 Increase76.1 17,632 Increase 19.2
2006 292,549 Decrease9.6 111 Decrease5.9 18,495 Increase 4.9
2007 291,006 Decrease0.5 55 Decrease50.4 20,277 Increase 9.6
2008 307,564 Increase5.7 41 Decrease25.4 17,705 Decrease 12.7
2009 421,314 Increase36.9 34 Decrease17.1 24,031 Increase 35.7
2010 400,997 Decrease4.8 34 Steady 22,187 Decrease 7.7
2011 407,717 Increase1.7 46 Increase35.3 19,621 Decrease 11.6
2012 433,644 Increase6.4 123 Increase167.4 18,006 Decrease 8.2
2013 535,073 Increase23.4 126 Increase2.3 15,752 Decrease 12.5
2014 660,264 Increase 23.4 230 Increase 82.4 17,365 Increase 10.2
2015 719,029 Increase 8.9 389 Increase 69.0 18,368 Increase 5.8
2016 787,706 Increase 9.6 390 Increase 0.3 18,190 Decrease 1.0
2017 802,304 Increase 1.9 489 Increase 25.4 46,285 Increase 154.5
2018 817,253 Increase 1.9 845 Increase 72.7 44,989 Decrease 2.8
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[3]

Transportation[edit]

This airport nearby Anak Bukit railway station within 5 to 8 minutes by taxi. This station are connected to main city and town in Kedah and Perlis like Alor Setar, Gurun, Sungai Petani, Kangar, Arau and Padang Besar.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Number of passengers including domestic, international and transit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sultan Abdul Halim Airport at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  2. ^ a b WMKA - ALOR STAR/SULTAN ABDUL HALIM at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  3. ^ "Malaysia Airports: Airports Statistics 2018" (PDF). malaysiaairports. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.

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