About Kuching International Airport
Built by the British Government of Sarawak in the 1940's, Kuching International Airport (KIA) has since become a gateway to the state of Sarawak as well as Brunei and Sabah. KIA is located 11km south of the city of Kuching.
The airport's terminal is capable of handling 5 million passengers annually, making it the fourth busiest airport in Malaysia after KLIA, Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Penang International Airport. It can also accommodate the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 aircrafts. The airport has a variety of retail and duty-free outlets, cafés and restaurants, as well as premium passenger lounges for your travelling convenience and comfort.
The airport is also an airbase for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).
MAHB TAKING EXTRA STEPS TO MITIGATE FLOODING AT PENANG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
19 July 2016
PENANG – The unusual bad weather and heavy rain on Monday, 18 July 2016, has flooded and aggravated several low-lying areas in Penang Island such as Bayan Lepas, Batu Maung, Relau, Teluk Bahang including the Penang International Airport (PIA) in Bayan Lepas.
The Meteorological Department had recorded the highest rainfall for the...