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Labuan Airport (IATA: LBU, ICAO: WBKL) is an airport that serves the federal territory of Labuan in Malaysia. The airport is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) or 5 km (3.1 mi) by road from Victoria (Labuan Town). It was planned for Labuan Airport to be a regional hub for connecting flights within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) but this plan was postponed due to logistics and unsuitability.

Labuan International Airport

Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Labuan
Labuan Malaysia Airport-01.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorMalaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
ServesLabuan, Malaysia
Time zoneMST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL101 ft / 31 m
Coordinates05°18′06″N 115°14′54″E / 5.30167°N 115.24833°E / 5.30167; 115.24833Coordinates: 05°18′06″N 115°14′54″E / 5.30167°N 115.24833°E / 5.30167; 115.24833
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WBKL is located in East Malaysia
WBKL
WBKL
Location in East Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,745 9,006 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passenger595,290 (Decrease 13.0%)
Airfreight (tonnes)4,620 (Decrease 53.0%)
Aircraft movements10,959 (Decrease 17.3%)
Sources: official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]
Labuan Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

At present, this airport is being expanded to accommodate larger aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A330, with 4 aerobridges. In 2008, the airport handled 550,859 passengers, 11,328 aircraft movements and over 4,500 metric tonnes of cargo. The airport is able to handle over 1.2 million passengers per year.[1]

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Airlines and destinationsEdit

Traffic and statisticsEdit

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics[4]
Year Passengers Aircraft movements
2003
696,961
9,896
2004
686,103
10,668
2005
642,582
9,510
2006
575,684
9,554
2007
535,294
10,349
2008
550,859
11,328
2009
476,876
11,045
2010
505,903
12,093
2011
567,928
12,762
2012
617,130
13,589
2013
738,769
15,139
2014
789,494
15,596
2015
684,108
13,249
Annual cargo statistics
Year Cargo handled (metric tonnes)
2003
2,733
2004
2,653
2005
3,077
2006
3,207
2007
3,985
2008
4,566
2009
4,165
2010
4,592
2011
5,294
2012
6,072
2013
9,329
2014
11,591
2015
9,834
Rank Destination Frequency
(Weekly)
1   Sarawak, Miri 28
2   Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 28
3   Kuala Lumpur 21

Labuan AirbaseEdit

The Labuan Airport are also served for RMAF airbases.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Labuan Airport, Federal Territory at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  2. ^ WBKL - LABUAN at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  3. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279452/malindo-air-adds-scheduled-labuan-flights-from-aug-2018/
  4. ^ "MAHB Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Malaysia Airports. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016.

External linksEdit