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KUCHING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Airports of Sarawak and distance
from town center:
1- Kuching International Airport - 18km south of city
2- Bintulu Domestic Airport - 21km from town
3- Limbang Domestic Airport - 8km from town
4- Miri Domestic Airport - 10km from city
5- Mulu Domestic Airport - 2.4km from Mulu town
6- Sibu Domestic Airport - 24km from town
Airports of Sabah and distance
from town center:
1- Kota Kinabalu International Airport - 8.5km
2- Labuan Domestic Airport - 3.5km
3- Lahad Datu Domestic Airport - 1km
4- Sandakan Domestic Airport - 13km
5- Tawau Domestic Airport - 31km
The Terminal Building
Level 3, Departure Concourse
Level 2, Departure Hall
Level 1, Arrival Concourse
|Hotel Nearest to the Airport :
Kuching Transit Inn
Next to Kuching Sentral, 5 minutes to Airport
Block 233, Jalan Lapangan Terbang, KNLD, off Jalan Penrissen, Kuching, Sarawak.
H/P 016-8892253, 016-8892254
AIR - Malaysia: Regular MAS flights
connect Kuching with Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Miri
and Sibu. Malaysia’s budget airline, Air Asia operates frequent
flights to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu,
Penang Miri, Bintulu and Sibu. MAS Wings operates the Rural Air
Service, flying Twin Otters (baggage allowance 10kg) & Fokker 50s to
40 destinations across East Malaysia.
AIR - International: MAS operates a twice daily Kuching-Singapore service, whilst Silk Air, Air Asia and Tiger Airways all offer daily flights. Royal Brunei flies to Kuching from Bandar Sri Begawan 3x weekly, Batavia Air flies 3x weekly to Jakarta via Pontianak. Connections to other destinations are via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, or Singapore. Check airline websites for ticket prices and the latest deals.
Airport departure tax is RM 6 (domestic), RM 20 (within ASEAN) and RM 45 (international). Airlines may levy fuel and insurance surcharges which vary based on the sector; contact them for the latest fees.
Airport Information. Tel: 457373/454242.
Air Asia. Wisma Ho Ho Lim, Ground Floor, No. 291 Sub Lot 4, Jln Abell. Tel: 283222 Call Centre: 03-76512222. Online booking & enquiries: www.airasia.com.
Batavia Air. Level 2, Kuching
International Airport. Tel: 626299 Fax: 629166. Online booking &
The new car park area can accommodate 880 vehicles
Kuching International Airport is
Sarawak's main international airport.
It is located 11 km south of Kuching city centre.
Kuching International Airport is the secondary hub for both Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia .There are over 251 domestic flights per week from Kuching Airport.
Kuching International Airport has direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore,
Bandar Seri Begawan and Perth in Western Australia and to Hong Kong via Kota Kinabalu.
|RENT A CAR at Kuching Airport
From Kuching International Airport, there are a few ways to get to Kuching City Centre.
1) Take a Bus,
2) Take a Taxi,
3) Rent a car :
RG Car Rental Kuching International Airport
||How to get to Kuching City by
flight routs :
From Brunei one can fly direct to Kuching or take a bus to Miri Airport then fly to Kuching.
AirAsia flies Kuching-Macau route
AirAsia introduced Kuching - Macau route November 2007 making it the only airline to serve the international route to Macau from the Kuching hub with three flights weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Currently, the Kuching hub serves seven routes to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu. Macau is the first international destination from this hub.
The Wings of Borneo travel package was launched at the World Travel Mart (WTM) in London on November 12, 2007 Aiming at attracting more tourists from United Kingdom and Europe to Borneo, the travel package was launched by Malaysia's Minister of Tourism Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor at Malaysia's pavilion at the travel mart. The four-day WTM ended on November 15, 2007
The Wings of Borneo is a collaborative effort of Sarawak Tourism Board, Sabah Tourism Board, Brunei Tourism and MASWings Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, and aimed at boosting the tourism industry in Borneo. The travel package offers travelers exciting and easy ways to explore and tour places of interest in Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei. Three different packages had been drawn up under this package, each catering for the different interest of travelers. Designed with themes, travelers have the choice of Naturally Borneo, Treasure Borneo and Mystical Borneo. Each package is for a 15-day tour offering glimpses of the rich culture, adventure and nature attractions in Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei.
The packages also include visiting the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Gunung Mulu and Gunung Kinabalu. With starting price of USD 171 for airfare only, travelers have the flexibility to begin their tour from any of the three cities in Borneo. With such flexibility, travelers could also customize their travel itineraries to their convenience. For the more adventurous, there are also two exciting travel passes for a 14-day tour each. Called the Borneo Pass 5 and Borneo Pass 7, each pass allows travelers to visit any of the cities and towns in Sarawak and Sabah. With the pass, travelers can opt to start their tour either from Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Sandakan or Tawau and Borneo Pass 5 allows travelers to travel to any of the five sectors while Borneo Pass 7 is for seven sectors. All the nights for both passes are on MASWings. MASWings operated a total of 451 weekly flights and serving 21 destinations in Sarawak and Sabah.
For booking, log on to www.maswings.com.my or call Malaysia Airlines Call Centre at +603 78433000 (outside Malaysia) or 1 300 88 3000 (within Malaysia). Bookings can also be made at any Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and travel agents.
Other Airport in Malaysia :
|AirAsia began its first international route from Kuching to Macau on November 15, 2007
The Macau flights are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departing Kuching at 3.40pm while the return flights are at 7.55pm.
With the availability of Kuching-Macau flights, Sarawak is hoping to attract more visitors from Macau, Guangzhou, Szenchen and Hong Kong. This is due to the close proximity of all these places to Macau.
Sarawak is also targeting at attracting the large expatriate community living in
Macau to come holidaying in the State.
Local tour operators have also been encouraged to take advantage of the
direct flights to form attractive holiday packages to lure more visitors
from China to Sarawak.
Kuching International Airport is 8km from Kuching City centre
In 2008 the airport was upgraded for unrestricted operation of Boeing 747 aircraft. Major upgrade works involved in extension of main terminal building as well as the existing runway and taxiway.
Kuching International Airport is the second most busiest airport (4th busiest airport in terms of aircrafts movements) in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
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