About The Group
Malaysia Airports has come a long way since its incorporation in 1992 when it was corporatised as Malaysia Airports Berhad from its previous standing as a state-run airport operator. In 1999, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad was incorporated as a public limited company and listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange (Bursa Malaysia), becoming the first Asian airport operator to go public and only the sixth in the world to do so.
Today, Malaysia Airports is one of the largest airport operator groups in the world—in terms of number of passengers handled—managing 39 airports across Malaysia (with five international airports, 16 domestic and 18 STOLports) as well as one international airport in Turkey.
Our core business is the management, operation, maintenance and development of airports. Malaysia Airports draws its revenue from aeronautical operations–aircraft landing and parking fees, passenger service charges and other airline charges–and commercial activities from airport-related services such as duty free shops and other retail outlets, hotel operations and commercial leasing.
Over the past several decades, we have developed a business model that focuses not only on the airport business, but also on optimising the commercial and growth opportunities presented by the travel and aviation industry. As we move forward, our vision is to be the global leader in creating airport cities–ensuring sustainable growth by capitalising on the development opportunities presented through the availability of the vast land bank surrounding KL International Airport (KLIA).
The diversification of Malaysia Airports’ business activities has not only allowed us to keep aviation charges at a competitive level, but also to maintain robust returns to our shareholders. Moreover, the model has allowed us to cross-subsidise the vital, but less lucrative operations of our smaller landing strips and airports where rural communities depend on air transport to connect with the closest townships or cities, especially in Sabah and Sarawak. Malaysia Airports sees the continuing operation of these remote airbases as a crucial part of its responsibility as a worthy corporate citizen.
Five airports managed by Malaysia Airports’ available in Routes Exchange:
- KL International Airport
- Kota Kinabalu International Airport
- Penang International Airport
- Kuching International Airport
- Langkawi International Airport
Airports Within The Group
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Opened in 1998, KL International Airport (KLIA) is one of the region’s major aviation hubs. Located on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, bordering the states of Selangor and Negeri...
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 Jesselton Airfield during World-War II, the airport has...
Penang International Airport
Penang International Airport is located 12 km south of George Town. It is a medium-sized airport with extensive connectivity to major cities in South East Asia. Serving the people of Penang and...
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...
Langkawi International Airport
Langkawi International Airport is located at Padang Matsirat, about 25 minutes from Kuah Town. It is the venue of the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition, which is an...