About Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Located 8km from the city of Kota Kinabalu, the airport acts as the main gateway into the state of Sabah and into Borneo. Formerly known as JesseltonAirfield during World-War II, the airport has gone through various phases of upgrade. Today, it is the second busiest airport in Malaysia after KL International Airport. 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.
It has a single runway, offering five aerobridges plus three other parking stands and is equipped to handle large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The airport has a capacity to handle 9 million passengers per year.
WORLD’S FIRST PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR HAJJ PILGRIMS PRE-CLEARANCE CONDUCTED AT KL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
24 August 2017
SEPANG – The world’s first proof of concept (POC) for pre-clearance of Hajj pilgrims at the point of departure was conducted for the first time today, 24 August 2017, at KL International Airport (KLIA). This is an initiative led by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) under KSA Vision 2030. The POC...