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Bintulu Airport



Bintulu Airport
Lapangan Terbang Bintulu
民都鲁机场
IATA: BTU – ICAO: WBGB
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Bintulu Division, Sarawak, East Malaysia
Location Bintulu, Sarawak, East Malaysia
Elevation AMSL 74 ft / 23 m
Coordinates 03°07′25″N 113°01′13″E / 3.12361°N 113.02028°E / 3.12361; 113.02028
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,745 9,006 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 417,918
Airfreight movements in tonnes 1,978
Aircraft movements 16,787
Source: official web site and DAFIF

Bintulu Airport (IATA: BTU, ICAO: WBGB) is an airport serving Bintulu, a town in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. The airport is located 5.5 km southwest of the city, and although small, it is able to handle planes as large as a Boeing 747. In 2008, the airport handled 417,918 passengers and 16,787 aircraft movements.

History

History of Bintulu airport began in early 1937 when the British colony built an airfield situated between a river at one end and the sea coast at the other end.

Bintulu old airport was open for operation on 1 September 1955, with a grass-surface runway catering for de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide and Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer aircraft operated by Borneo Airways Limited.

In 1963, bigger types of aircraft such as DC-3 services were introduced.

In 1966, the runway was resurfaced with bitumen and the terminal building was also extended to cater for increasing number of passenger.

On 1st of July 1968, Malaysia-Singapore Airlines introduced scheduled Fokker 27 services into Bintulu. The terminal building and the parking apron was extended in 1981 to accommodate Fokker 50 aircraft.

In September 2005, first low-cost airline in Malaysia, AirAsia started operating in Bintulu airport. FlyAsianXpress (FAX),subsidiary company for AirAsia has taken over major domestic routes linking Bintulu, started its operation on 1 August 2006, until 30 September 2007. On 1 October 2007, Malaysia Airlines subsidiary, MASwings took over the link connecting Bintulu.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur, Kuching
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur, Kuching
Malaysia Airlines operated by MASwings Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sibu

Traffic and statistics

Overall Operational Statistics
Years Passenger Movements Aircraft Movements Cargo Movements in Metric Tonnes Cargo Movements in Kilograms
2003 427,894 13,627 940 2,072
2004 464,576 13,546 1,375 3,031
2005 487,077 13,619 2,110 4,651
2006 449,673 11,804 2,205 4,861
2007 381,158 7,093 2,252 2,251,766
2008 417,918 16,787 1,978 1,978,424


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General Info
Country Malaysia
ICAO ID WBGB
Time UTC+8
Latitude 3.123850
03° 07' 25.86" N
Longitude 113.020472
113° 01' 13.70" E
Elevation 74 feet
23 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR 122.3
119.25
GND 121.8
ATIS 127.8


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
17/35 9006 x 147 feet
2745 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 079FCXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME VBU BINTULU 073X 112.6 1.9 NM 165.4
NDB BTU BINTULU - 368 1.3 NM 348.7


Remarks
CAUTION BASH. Gas stacks within 3 NM rad N03 16.2' E113 04.2', flares may shoot up to 1000'.
FUEL (NC-A1) avbl 2200-1145Z, OT 2 hr PN. Fone C086-312463.
OPR HOURS Opr 2245-1215Z dly.
TFC PAT Rwy 17 rgt tfc.



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