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Sultan Mahmud Airport (IATA: TGG, ICAO: WMKN) is an airport in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia. The airport serves Kuala Terengganu which is located 8 km (5.0 mi) away.[2] In 2008, it handled 487,495 passengers with 10,045 aircraft movements.[1] It was named after the 16th Sultan of Terengganu, Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, who ruled from 1979 to 1998.

Sultan Mahmud Airport
Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Terengganu, Malaysia
Location Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 05°22′53″N 103°06′17″E / 5.38139°N 103.10472°E / 5.38139; 103.10472Coordinates: 05°22′53″N 103°06′17″E / 5.38139°N 103.10472°E / 5.38139; 103.10472
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WMKN is located in Peninsular Malaysia
WMKN
WMKN
Location in West Malaysia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,480 11,417 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passenger 943,660 (Increase 4.8%)
Airfreight (tonnes) 247 (Decrease 2.4%)
Aircraft movements 11,485 (Decrease 4.8%)
Source: official website[1]
AIP Malaysia[2]

In January 2008, the Malaysian government approved RM200 million to upgrade the airport. This includes funding to extend the runway and upgrade the terminal of the airport.[citation needed]

The terminal was designed to handle 2 million passengers every year. Malaysia Airlines has agreed with Tabung Haji that it will also bring passengers to Mecca via Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

On October 11, 2008, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400 from Kuala Lumpur landed there, the first Boeing 747 to do so.

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Airlines and destinationsEdit

Traffic and statisticsEdit

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics
Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
Movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003 394,240   160   5,508  
2004 435,620  10.5 124  22.5 5,834   5.9
2005 419,475  3.7 94  24.2 5,622   3.6
2006 398,252  5.1 70  25.5 3,792   32.5
2007 430,800  8.2 47  32.8 8,781   131.6
2008 487,495  13.2 24  49.0 10,045   14.4
2009 523,619  7.4 24   9,875   1.7
2010 520,611  0.6 50  108.3 10,959   11.0
2011 502,966  3.4 103  106.0 14,296   30.4
2012 550,831  9.5 147  42.7 12,809   10.4
2013 699,310  27.0 103  29.7 11,402   11.0
2014 842,651   20.5 148   43.8 14,057   23.3
2015 857,239   1.7 329   121.9 12,587   10.5
2016 900,218   5.0 253   23.1 12,066   4.1
2017 943,660   4.8 247   2.4 11,485   4.8
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[4]

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