Sultan Mahmud Airport

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 2017, it handled 943,660 passengers with 11,485 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
Sultan Mahmud Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
OperatorMalaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
ServesKuala Terengganu, Malaysia
LocationKuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
Time zoneMST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates05°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
Maps
Terengganu state in Malaysia
Terengganu state in Malaysia
TGG /WMKN is located in Peninsular Malaysia
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TGG /WMKN
TGG /WMKN is located in Malaysia
TGG /WMKN
TGG /WMKN
TGG /WMKN (Malaysia)
TGG /WMKN is located in Southeast Asia
TGG /WMKN
TGG /WMKN
TGG /WMKN (Southeast Asia)
TGG /WMKN is located in Asia
TGG /WMKN
TGG /WMKN
TGG /WMKN (Asia)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,480 11,417 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger894,737 (Decrease 5.2%)
Airfreight (tonnes)363 (Increase 47.1%)
Aircraft movements10,637 (Decrease 7.4%)
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.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International Kota kinabalu
Firefly Kuala Lumpur–Subang
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur–Subang

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
2018 894,737   5.2 363   47.1 10,637   7.4
2019 913,829   2.1 427   47.1 11,072   4.1
2020 302,280   66.9 173   59.4 5,519   50.2
Source: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad[3]
Busiest flights out of Sultan Mahmud Airport by frequency
Rank Destinations Frequency (weekly) Airlines Note
1   Subang, Selangor 33 FY, OD
2   Kuala Lumpur 26 AK, MH

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  2. ^ a b WMKN - KUALA TERENGGANU/SULTAN MAHMUD at Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
  3. ^ "Malaysia Airports: Airports Statistics 2020" (PDF). malaysiaairports. 2 April 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.

External linksEdit