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Kota Kinabalu International Airport

  • PAX: 9,444,570

About The 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 Jesselton Airfield 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.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport plans to be regional Eastern hub and develop its direct domestic services to reduce the current dependence on KLIA as well as target the markets from the Philippines and Indonesia. The airport will also focus on new air services from North East Asia, especially Japan, Korea and China as well as Australia.


Facts and Figures

  • Number of Terminals: 1
  • Number of Runways: 1
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 9,444,570 (2019)
  • Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 28,664 metric tonnes (2019)
  • Ownership: Malaysia Airports