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Senai International Airport, formerly known as Sultan Ismail International Airport[3] (IATA: JHB, ICAO: WMKJ) (Malay: Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Senai; Jawi: لاڤڠن تربڠ انتارابڠسا سناي;Chinese: 士乃国际机场) is an international airport in the town of Senai, Kulai District, Johor, Malaysia serving Johor Bahru and the southernmost region of Peninsular Malaysia. The airport is located approximately 32 km north-west of the Johor Bahru city centre.

Senai International Airport

Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Senai
لاڤڠن تربڠ انتارابڠسا سناي
士乃国际机场
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSenai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd
ServesJohor, Malaysia
LocationSenai, Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Time zoneMST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL127 ft / 39 m
Coordinates01°38′26″N 103°40′13″E / 1.64056°N 103.67028°E / 1.64056; 103.67028Coordinates: 01°38′26″N 103°40′13″E / 1.64056°N 103.67028°E / 1.64056; 103.67028
Websitewww.senaiairport.com
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WMKJ is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMKJ
WMKJ
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,800 12,467 Asphalt
Sources: AIP Malaysia[1][2]

Opened in 1974, the airport is managed and operated by Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd which took over the operations from (MAHB) in 2003. Senai International Airport is capable to handle up to 4.0 million passengers and 80,000 tonnes of cargo per annum.

Senai International Airport serves as the aviation gateway for Iskandar Malaysia and southern region, and is dedicated to providing routes and services essential to cater the needs of both tourism and business traveler. Equipped with 3,800-metres runway, Senai International Airport can handle aircraft ranging from small Cessna’s to large jets such Airbus A380 and Antonov 125. Currently, there are 5 airlines operating in Senai International Airport serving to 11 domestic and seven international destinations with an average of more than 100 daily flight movements.

In 2018, Senai International Airport handled a total of 3,522,576 passengers and 9,691 tons of freight with a combination of 52,030 schedule and non-schedule commercial aircraft movements.[4]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Alor Setar, Bangkok–Don Mueang, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Ipoh, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta (resumes 30 March 2020),[5] Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuching, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sibu, Tawau
Firefly Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Indonesia AirAsia Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Surabaya
Jin Air Seoul–Incheon
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina
Malindo Air Guangzhou, Haikou, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang

Traffic and statisticsEdit

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics[6][7]
Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% change
2009 1,316,082   N/A   N/A  
2010 1,235,400   6.1 6,239   11,934  
2011 1,337,562   8.3 5,438   12.8 15,167   27.1
2012 1,376,383   3.0 3,149   42.1 12,506   17.4
2013 1,989,979   44.6 3,443   9.3 37,998   203.8
2014 2,325,816   16.9 4,934   43.3 42,976   13.1
2015 2,581,966   11.1 5,272   6.9 41,892   2.5
2016 2,828,074   12.1 6,245   18.0 42,744   2.0
2017 3,124,799   10.5 7,614   21.9 46,497   3.0
2018 3,522,576   13.0 9,691   27.0 52,030   12.0
Busiest international flights out of Senai International Airport by frequency as of July 2019
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airlines Note
1   Bangkok–Don Mueang, Thailand (DMK) 11 AK, FD
2   Guangzhou, China 10 AK, OD
3   Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 7 AK
4   Surabaya, Indonesia 5 QZ
5   Seoul, Korea 4 LJ
6   Jakarta, Indonesia 3 QZ
7   Haikou, China 2 OD
8   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Seasonal-Hajj MH
9   Medina, Saudi Arabia Seasonal-Hajj MH
Busiest domestic routes out of Senai International Airport by frequency as of July 2019
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airlines
1   Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) 107 AK, MH, OD
2   Subang, Selangor (SZB) 93 FY, OD
3   Penang, Penang 45 AK
4   Kuching, Sarawak 28 AK
5   Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 21 AK
6   Ipoh, Perak 18 AK, OD
7   Sibu, Sarawak 10 AK
8   Langkawi, Kedah 7 AK
9   Alor Star, Kedah 4 AK
9   Tawau, Sabah 4 AK
11   Miri, Sarawak 3 AK

Ground transportEdit

Senai International Airport is connected to PLUS North-South, Senai-Desaru and Secondlink Highways. Taxis are available outside the airport. Buses to the city centre with the option to transit to Singapore are available.[8]

Causeway link provides the commuters to JB Sentral and Desaru Coast.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WMKJ – JOHOR BAHRU/SENAI INTERNATIONAL at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  2. ^ "Senai International Airport : About Senai Airport : Facts at a Glance". Senaiairport.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Senai International Airport - Introduction". Senai International Airport.
  4. ^ "Statistic:Aviation". Ministry of Transport. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286833/airasia-discontinues-selected-service-in-sepoct-2019/
  6. ^ "Aviation Statistics" (PDF). Ministry of Transport. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  7. ^ Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd
  8. ^ "By Bus".

External linksEdit