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Langkawi International Airport (IATA: LGK, ICAO: WMKL), is an airport in Padang Matsirat, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

Langkawi International Airport

Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Langkawi
Langkawi airport.png
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
OperatorMalaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
ServesLangkawi and Perlis
LocationPadang Matsirat, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Hub for
Time zoneMST (UTC+08:00)
Coordinates06°20′00″N 099°44′00″E / 6.33333°N 99.73333°E / 6.33333; 99.73333Coordinates: 06°20′00″N 099°44′00″E / 6.33333°N 99.73333°E / 6.33333; 99.73333
Map
WMKL is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMKL
WMKL
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,810 12,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger2,735,703 (Decrease 1.2%)
Airfreight (tonnes)832 (Increase 9.6%)
Aircraft movements37,528 (Increase 17.8%)
Source: official web site[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

In 2015, the airport handled 2,336,177 passengers and 30,853 aircraft movements.[3]

The airport serves as a venue for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) an international aerospace event for aviation industry and aero performances for the public. Langkawi airport capacity has been upgraded to accommodate 4 million passengers per year in Sep 2018.

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Airlines and destinationsEdit

HistoryEdit

Construction of the modern airport began in 1991 and was finished at December 1993. Langkawi International Airport had been the airfield of Japanese army in 1945 and later for the British army. Kedah has two airports: Langkawi International Airport and Sultan Abdul Halim Airport

Traffic and statisticsEdit

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics
Year Passengers
handled[a]
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 726,817   287   8,931  
2004 845,276   16.3 325   13.2 8,711   2.5
2005 830,334   1.8 449   38.1 8,964   2.9
2006 934,024   12.5 487   8.5 27,622   208.1
2007 1,122,911   20.2 524   7.6 43,234   56.5
2008 1,196,956   6.6 589   12.4 41,837   3.2
2009 1,359,271   13.6 572   2.9 39,815   4.8
2010 1,374,729   1.1 434   24.1 33,064   17.0
2011 1,504,697   9.4 646   48.8 31,482   4.8
2012 1,594,106   5.9 754   16.7 33,056   5.0
2013 1,946,440   22.1 630   16.4 29,309   11.3
2014 2,221,997   14.2 567   10.1 28,694   2.1
2015 2,336,177   5.1 647   14.1 30,853   7.5
2016 2,655,271   13.7 588   9.0 31,035   0.6
2017 2,767,707   4.2 759   29.0 31,863   2.7
2018 2,735,703   1.2 832   9.6 37,528   17.8
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[6]
 
Boarding flight at Langkawi International Airport

Accidents and incidentsEdit

An accident occurred on 2 December 2007, during the LIMA 2007 air show which caused three paratroopers to plunge into the sea and then drown. They were involved in a rehearsal for a mock exercise to retake the airport from terrorists.[7]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Number of passengers including domestic, international and transit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Malaysia Airports". Malaysiaairports.com.my.
  2. ^ WMKL – LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  3. ^ Langkawi Airport at Malaysia Airport Holdings website
  4. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284740/malindo-air-adds-langkawi-nanjing-charters-in-july-2019/
  5. ^ "Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Services to Lisbon, Malta, Rabat, Langkawi, Davao, Izmir and Mogadishu". aviationtribune. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Malaysia Airports: Airports Statistics 2018" (PDF). malaysiaairports. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  7. ^ Three paratroopers dead in Malaysia airshow accident. Channelnewsasia.com, 3 December 2007.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Langkawi International Airport at Wikimedia Commons