Kuching International Airport
 
 
     
 
Kuching International Airport is the main gateway into Sarawak and it is situated 11 km south of the city of Kuching.

The airport is also an airbase for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and its newly renovated terminal complex is capable of handling 5 million passengers annually, making it the third busiest airport in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Kuching is poised for greater growth as it continues to gain international recognition as a choice destination - with its attractive primeval rainforest, intense and beautiful sunsets, verdant mountains, interesting caves, a wide range of flora and fauna, and not forgetting the diverse ethnic communities.

Kuching's above average growth rate would prevail as it continues to gain international recognition as a tourism destination with attractive primeval rainforest, majestic mountains and caves plus its flora and fauna and not forgetting the diverse ethnic communities.

Kuching International Airport History

The airport was built by the British Government of Sarawak in the 1940’s on the outskirt of Kuching town. It was opened for used on 26th September 1950.

Kuching International Airport then became the gateway to Sarawak, Brunei and North Borneo (Sabah as it is called today) with the introduction of once weekly Dakota services originated from Singapore.

Construction of the terminal complex at the north site took a center stage at the end of 1978 and was completed in July 1983. This modern terminal replaced the previous terminal, was opened on 24th August 1983.

The millennium takes another rapid development in aviation world. As a result, the new terminal with a new face was renovated and extended replacing the old shape. The new terminal complex was opened on Monday 16th January 2006 The full work on the terminal completed in April 2006. Consisting of 9 bays (3 bay for B747 & A380 widebody aircraft), and 4 remote bays (for turboprop aircraft). Plus 3 new bays at the General Aviation Apron.


Traffic

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Passengers

2,923,633

3,317,879

3,354,973

3,196,352

3,236,468

3,238,614

3,574,632

Cargo handled
(metric tonnes)

26,278

26,073

28,407

29,716

23,818

19,166

20,830 

Aircraft movements

42,138

45,340

43,253

40,292

37,348

39,188

44, 761 

               

Traffic

2010

2011 2012 2013      

Passengers

3,684,517

4,286,722 4,186,523 4,871,036      

Cargo handled
(metric tonnes)

26,977

24,787 15,811 21,993      

Aircraft movements

46,382

53,514 46,727 56,085      
 


Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching,
Peti Surat 1070,
93722 Kuching, Sarawak
MALAYSIA.
Tel: +60 (0) 82 454 242
Fax: +60 (0) 82 458 587