Sultan Mahmud Airport

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Sultan Mahmud Airport
Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud
Sultan Mahmud Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Terengganu, Malaysia
Location Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 05°22′53″N 103°06′17″E / 5.38139°N 103.10472°E / 5.38139; 103.10472Coordinates: 05°22′53″N 103°06′17″E / 5.38139°N 103.10472°E / 5.38139; 103.10472
Map
WMKN is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMKN
WMKN
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,480 11,417 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passenger 857,239 (Increase 1.7%)
Airfreight (tonnes) 329 (Increase 121.9%)
Aircraft movements 12,587 (Decrease 10.5%)
Source: official website[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Sultan Mahmud Airport (IATA: TGGICAO: WMKN) is an airport in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia. The airport serves Kuala Terengganu which is located 8 km (5.0 mi) away.[2] In 2008, it handled 487,495 passengers with 10,045 aircraft movements.[1] It was named after the 16th Sultan of Terengganu, Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, who ruled from 1979 to 1998.

In January 2008, the Malaysian government approved RM200 million to upgrade the airport. This includes funding to extend the runway and upgrade the terminal of the airport.[citation needed]

The terminal was designed to handle 2 million passengers every year. Malaysia Airlines has agreed with Tabung Haji that it will also bring passengers to the Holy Land Mecca via Jeddah and Medina.

On October 11, 2008, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400 from Kuala Lumpur landed there, the first Boeing 747 to do so.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Johor Bahru (begins 29 April 2017),[3] Kuala Lumpur–International
Firefly Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Hajj: Jeddah, Medina
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur–Subang

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics
Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
Movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 394,240 Steady 160 Steady 5,508 Steady
2004 435,620 Increase10.5 124 Decrease22.5 5,834 Increase 5.9
2005 419,475 Decrease3.7 94 Decrease24.2 5,622 Decrease 3.6
2006 398,252 Decrease5.1 70 Decrease25.5 3,792 Decrease 32.5
2007 430,800 Increase8.2 47 Decrease32.8 8,781 Increase 131.6
2008 487,495 Increase13.2 24 Decrease49.0 10,045 Increase 14.4
2009 523,619 Increase7.4 24 Steady 9,875 Decrease 1.7
2010 520,611 Decrease0.6 50 Increase108.3 10,959 Increase 11.0
2011 502,966 Decrease3.4 103 Increase106.0 14,296 Increase 30.4
2012 550,831 Increase9.5 147 Increase42.7 12,809 Decrease 10.4
2013 699,310 Increase27.0 103 Decrease29.7 11,402 Decrease 11.0
2014 842,651 Increase 20.5 148 Increase 43.8 14,057 Increase 23.3
2015 857,239 Increase 1.7 329 Increase 121.9 12,587 Decrease 10.5
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[4]

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