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Sultan Ismail Petra Airport

Where is Sultan Ismail Petra Airport? KBR Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (IATA: KBR, ICAO: WMKC) is an airport that serves Kota Bharu, a city in the state of Kelantan in Malaysia. Opened in September 2002, the new 12,000 m² airport terminal has three aircraft stands, three jet bridges and is able to handle 1.4 million passengers. The new terminal is equipped with facilities and services to cater to the increasing inflow of tourists to Kelantan. In 2009, the airport handled 1,003,162 passengers, with 13,709 commercial aircraft movements.

This airport is a former RAF base, RAF Kota Bharu, the scene of the first Japanese landing in Malaya in 8 December 1941. After years as an RAF base, a passenger terminal was built, currently known as the old terminal or Asia Pacific Flight Training flying school. In 1999 the government announced, KBR Sultan Ismail Petra Airport would be relocating to a new terminal building. The project started in September 2000 and completed in June 2002 with a total cost of approximately MYR 55 million.

In the third quarter of 2008, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad built a new hangar, a new apron, aircraft and helicopter parking bay and made taxiway improvements to cater to the growth of the Asia Pacific Flight Training flying school. In October 2008, the government announced that it intends to extend the runway to a length of 2,400 m (7,874 ft).


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Last Updated: 28 Mar 2024