About Penang International Airport
Penang International Airport is situated 16km south of Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, and connects with all major cities in Southeast Asia. The airport serves most major airlines, including two local budget airlines, namely AirAsia and Firefly. The airport has a variety of retail and duty-free outlets, cafés and restaurants, as well as premium passenger lounges for travelling convenience and comfort.
The airport is consistently being upgraded to accommodate with the increasing traffic of travellers, whether for business or leisure. Currently, it can handle up to 6.5 million passengers per year. Its runways are 3,353m in total length and its airport cargo centre can handle 360,000 tonnes of cargo.
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...