Sultan Mahmud Airport

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Sultan Mahmud Airport

Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud
Sultan Mahmud Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
OperatorMalaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
ServesKuala Terengganu, Malaysia
LocationKuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
Time zoneMST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates05°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 (2018)
Passenger894,737 (Decrease 5.2%)
Airfreight (tonnes)363 (Increase 47.1%)
Aircraft movements10,637 (Decrease 7.4%)
Source: official website[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Sultan Mahmud Airport (IATA: TGG, ICAO: 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 2017, it handled 943,660 passengers with 11,485 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 Mecca via Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

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]

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Firefly Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Seasonal: 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
2016 900,218 Increase 5.0 253 Decrease 23.1 12,066 Decrease 4.1
2017 943,660 Increase 4.8 247 Decrease 2.4 11,485 Decrease 4.8
2018 894,737 Decrease 5.2 363 Increase 47.1 10,637 Decrease 7.4
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  2. ^ a b WMKN - KUALA TERENGGANU/SULTAN MAHMUD 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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