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Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport / RMAF Kuantan
Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ahmad Shah / TUDM Kuantan
IATA: KUA – ICAO: WMKD
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Military of Malaysia /
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Kuantan
Location Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Elevation AMSL 58 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 03°46′11″N 103°12′34″E / 3.76972°N 103.20944°E / 3.76972; 103.20944Coordinates: 03°46′11″N 103°12′34″E / 3.76972°N 103.20944°E / 3.76972; 103.20944
Map
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WMKD
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,804 9,199 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passenger 247,757 (Decrease 15.2%)
Airfreight (tonnes) 15 (Decrease 27.3%)
Aircraft movements 3,493 (Decrease 16.3%)
Source: official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport (IATA: KUA, ICAO: WMKD) is an airport that serves Kuantan, a city in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. The airport is located 15 km from the city. In 2009, the airport handled 226,912 passengers on 3,110 flights, though the airport is able to handle over one million passengers annually.[3] In 2008, Taiwan and Tourism Malaysia had co-operated that there were 23 charter flights directly from Taipei to Kuantan Airport, this condition had made Kuantan Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport the first airport in East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia that received international flights. Passengers have to walk from the aircraft to the arrival hall.

Co-located with the airport is RMAF Kuantan, housing 15 Squadron (BAE Hawk) and 19 Squadron (MiG-29) of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Airlines Destinations
Firefly Singapore
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Scoot Singapore (begins 2 February 2018)[4]

Traffic and statisticsEdit

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics
Year
Passengers
handled
<center>Passenger
% change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% change
2003351,179Template:Nochange64Template:Nochange4,054Template:Nochange
2004349,375Decrease0.564Template:Nochange4,088Increase 0.8
2005298,184Decrease14.675Increase17.23,757Decrease 8.1
2006273,005Decrease8.4109Increase45.32,973Decrease 20.9
2007262,486Decrease3.8103Decrease5.53,487Increase 17.3
2008259,529Decrease1.170Decrease32.03,551Increase 1.8
2009226,912Decrease12.670Template:Nochange3,110Decrease 12.4
2010220,878Decrease2.749Decrease30.02,802Decrease 9.9
2011248,846Increase12.738Decrease22.43,452Increase 23.2
2012280,074Increase12.557Increase50.53,613Increase 4.7
2013317,440Increase13.386Increase51.23,663Increase 1.4
2014314,130Decrease 1.046Decrease 46.93,911Increase 6.8
2015292,109Decrease 7.021Decrease 55.24,174Increase 6.7
2016247,757Decrease 15.215Decrease 27.33,493Decrease 16.3
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[5]

Passenger facilitiesEdit

The airport has an outdoor car park, a taxi stand, several small shops, an arrival hall and a departure hall. The front part of the building housing the shops and the check in counters are not air conditioned.

GalleryEdit

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