Limbang Airport


Limbang Airport, situated 4.8 km from Limbang Town in Sarawak, began its operations on 15th July 2004. Previously a Short Take-Off and Landing port (STOLport), this new airport has the capability of handling up to 250,000 passengers annually.


While the old Limbang airport can handle Twin Otter aircrafts, the new airport is designed to handle Fokker 50s. The apron can accommodate two Fokker 50s and one Twin Otter at any one time.

Limbang Airport History

The old Limbang’s STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) airfield was built in 1963 by The British Army in needs of operation during the confrontation. Situated aside of Bukit Mas, about 3 miles from the Limbang town. 

In 1978 a Consultant Firm was appointed to select the new site for the new airport and proceed on the Master Plan Study on the layout of the new airport. The development plan of the new airport is to accommodate the F27 aircraft operation in the beginning and thereafter B737 aircraft operation.

The new Limbang Airport project started in 2000 and completed in 2004. With a new Runway of 1500 meter long to accommodate F50 Aircraft. The new airport located about 6 km North-West of Limbang Town.

This Limbang New Airport was officially opened on 7th April 2004 and full operational opened was on 15th April 2004.

 

Traffic
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Passengers
83,459
96,209
105,652
89,814
50,107
49,181
45,512
Cargo handled
(metric tonnes)
226
179
289
379
440
475
530
Aircraft movements
5,046
5,691
5,568
4,366
2,552
2,112
1,949
               
Traffic 2010 2011 2012 2013      
Passengers 50,044 56,211 57,852 61,074      
Cargo handled
(metric tonnes)
560 498 744 742      
Aircraft movements 2,171 1,968 1,880 2,075      



Limbang Airport,
98700 Limbang, Sarawak,
Malaysia.
Tel: +6085 - 212090
Fax: +6085 - 214979