Langkawi International Airport

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Langkawi International Airport
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Langkawi
Langkawi airport.png
IATA: LGKICAO: WMKL
LGK is located in Peninsular Malaysia
LGK
Location of airport in West Malaysia
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
OperatorMalaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
ServesLangkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia
Elevation AMSL29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates06°19′47″N 099°43′43″E / 6.32972°N 99.72861°E / 6.32972; 99.72861
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
03/213,81012,500Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers1,594,106
Passenger change 11-12Increase5.9%
Aircraft movements33,056
Movements change 11-12Increase5.0%
Source: official web site[1] and DAFIF[2][3]
 
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Langkawi International Airport
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Langkawi
Langkawi airport.png
IATA: LGKICAO: WMKL
LGK is located in Peninsular Malaysia
LGK
Location of airport in West Malaysia
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
OperatorMalaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
ServesLangkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia
Elevation AMSL29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates06°19′47″N 099°43′43″E / 6.32972°N 99.72861°E / 6.32972; 99.72861
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
03/213,81012,500Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers1,594,106
Passenger change 11-12Increase5.9%
Aircraft movements33,056
Movements change 11-12Increase5.0%
Source: official web site[1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Langkawi International Airport (IATA: LGKICAO: WMKL), is an airport situated on the duty-free island of Langkawi in the state of Kedah in Malaysia. The airport is located at Padang Matsirat and is about 25 minutes of driving from the town centre, Kuah. Flights from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to the airport take about an hour.

The Langkawi International Airport is a tourist attraction because it serves as a venue for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition or LIMA which is an international aerospace event for aviation industry and aero performances for the public.

In 2009, the airport handled 1,539,271 passengers and 39,815 aircraft movements.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit source | edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot
operated by Vladivostok Air
Charter: Vladivostok
AirAsiaKuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore
Berjaya AirKuala Lumpur-Subang
China Southern AirlinesSeasonal: Guangzhou
FinnairSeasonal: Helsinki
FireflyKuala Lumpur-Subang, Penang
Malaysia AirlinesKuala Lumpur
Malindo AirKuala Lumpur (begins 11 September 2013), Kuala Lumpur-Subang
SilkAirSingapore
TigerairSingapore (resumes 8 November 2013)

Traffic and Statistics[edit source | edit]

Annual passenger numbers and aircraft statistics[5]
Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
Movements
Aircraft
% Change
2003726,817Steady287Steady8,931Steady
2004845,276Increase 16.3325Increase 13.28,711Decrease 2.5
2005830,334Decrease 1.8449Increase 38.18,964Increase 2.9
2006934,024Increase 12.5487Increase 8.527,622Increase 208.1
20071,122,911Increase 20.2524Increase 7.643,234Increase 56.5
20081,196,956Increase 6.6589Increase 12.441,837Decrease 3.2
20091,359,271Increase 13.6572Decrease 2.939,815Decrease 4.8
20101,374,729Increase 1.1434Decrease 24.133,064Decrease 17.0
20111,504,697Increase 9.4646Increase 48.831,482Decrease 4.8
20121,594,106Increase 5.9754Increase 16.733,056Increase 5.0

Statistics[edit source | edit]

Busiest Flights Out of Langkawi International Airport by Frequency
RankDestinationsFrequency (Weekly)
1Flag of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur (KLIA)50
2Flag of Penang (Malaysia).svg Penang28
3Flag of Selangor.svg Subang (SZB)14
4Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore8

Events and incidents[edit source | edit]

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.[6]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Langkawi International Airport at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  2. ^ Airport information for WMKL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for LGK at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ Langkawi Airport at Malaysia Airport Holdings website
  5. ^ "MAHB Annual Report 2012". MAHB. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Three paratroopers dead in Malaysia airshow accident. 2007-12-03.

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