Tioman Airport

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Tioman Airport
Lapangan Terbang Tioman
Tioman runway 01.jpg
The runway is only accessible from the north, due to the nearby hills at the south end
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Berhad
Serves Tioman Island
Location Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 02°49′09″N 104°09′36″E / 2.81917°N 104.16000°E / 2.81917; 104.16000Coordinates: 02°49′09″N 104°09′36″E / 2.81917°N 104.16000°E / 2.81917; 104.16000
Map
WMBT is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMBT
WMBT
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 992 3,255 Tarmac
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 56,054
Passenger change 12-13 Decrease6.8%
Aircraft movements 2,089
Movements change 12-13 Decrease5.3%
Sources: AIP Malaysia[1]

Tioman Airport (IATA: TOD, ICAO: WMBT), also known as Pulau Tioman Airport, is an airport serving Tioman Island, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located next to Tekek village (Kampung Tekek). The airport currently has no scheduled airline operations, with just one operator offering regular charter services. The relatively small size of aircraft able to take off and land at Tioman means that per seat costs are relatively high making it hard for airlines operating out of the island to remain profitable.[2] The airport's runway is "one way" as planes can only land from and take off in one direction (north) due to nearby terrain. Tioman is a popular destination for private pilots based in Singapore and Malaysia.

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics[3][4][5]
Year Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Aircraft
Movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 56,900 Steady 2,633 Steady
2004 57,957 Increase 1.8 2,447 Decrease 7.1
2005 54,054 Decrease 6.7 2,146 Decrease 12.3
2006 57,559 Increase 6.5 2,256 Increase 5.1
2007 46,260 Decrease 19.6 1,989 Decrease 11.8
2008 48,767 Increase 5.4 2,141 Increase 7.6
2009 49,057 Increase 0.6 2,180 Increase 1.8
2010 54,056 Increase 10.2 2,167 Decrease 0.6
2011 62,010 Increase 14.7 2,222 Increase 2.5
2012 60,141 Decrease 3.0 2,205 Decrease 0.8
2013 56,054 Decrease 6.8 2,089 Decrease 5.3
2014 9,217 Decrease 83.6 1,019 Decrease 51.2

Statistics[edit]

Busiest Flights Out of Tioman Airport by Frequency
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly)
1  Selangor, Subang (SZB) 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIP Malaysia: WMBT - Pulau Tioman at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  2. ^ http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2014325
  3. ^ "MAHB Annual Report 2012" (PDF). MAHB. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "MAHB Annual Report 2013" (PDF). MAHB. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "MAHB Annual Report 2014" (PDF). MAHB. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 

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