About The 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 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).
Facts and Figures
- Number of Terminals: 1
- Number of Runways: 1
- Passenger Numbers (mppa): 5,951,482 (2019)
- Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 25,011 metric tonnes (2019)
- Ownership: Malaysia Airports