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Langkawi International Airport
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Langkawi
IATA: LGK – ICAO: WMKL
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia
Elevation AMSL 29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates 06°19′47″N 099°43′43″E / 6.32972°N 99.72861°E / 6.32972; 99.72861
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,810 12,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Passenger movements 1,196,956
Airfreight movements in tonnes 589
Aircraft movements 41,837
Source: official web site and DAFIF

Langkawi International Airport (IATA: LGK, ICAO: WMKL), is an airport situated on the duty-free island of Langkawi in the state of Kedah in Malaysia. The airport is located at Padang Matsirat and is about 25 minutes of driving from the town centre, Kuah. Flights from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to the airport take about 60 minutes.

The Langkawi International Airport is a tourist attraction because it serves as a venue for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition or LIMA which is an international aerospace event for aviation industry and aero performances for the public.

In 2008, the airport handled 1,196,956 passengers and 41,837 aircraft movements.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Penang
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou [seasonal]
Firefly Kuala Lumpur-Subang [seasonal], Penang
Happy Air Phuket
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur-Sepang, Penang, Singapore
SilkAir Singapore

Traffic and Statistics


Langkawi International Airport
Langkawi International Airport
Overall Operational Statistics
Years Passenger Movements Aircraft Movements Cargo Movements in Metric Tonnes Cargo Movements in Kilograms
2003 726,817 7,168 287 632
2004 845,276 7,352 325 716
2005 830,334 8,021 449 989
2006 934,024 8,287 487 1,073
2007 1,122,911 43,234 524 524,318
2008 1,196,956 41,837 589 589,088

Events and incidents

An accident occurred on 2 December 2007, during the LIMA 2007 air show which caused three paratroopers to plunge into the sea and then drown. They were involved in a rehearsal for a mock exercise to retake the airport from terrorists.



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General Info
Country Malaysia
ICAO ID WMKL
Time UTC+8
Latitude 6.329728
06° 19' 47.02" N
Longitude 99.728667
099° 43' 43.20" E
Elevation 29 feet
9 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° W (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 118.5
281.1
GND 121.8
ATIS 128.2
APP 119.4
257.8


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
03/21 12500 x 148 feet
3810 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 077FCWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME VPL LANGKAWI 088X 114.1 1.9 NM 216.1
NDB LK LANGKAWI - 344 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.


Remarks
CAUTION Coconut trees penetrating both left and right transitional surfaces and approachslope Rwy 21. Pilots to exer caution during rock blasting act and flame discharge at irregular interval within 1 NM rad of N06 25' E099 46'.
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl.
FUEL 2200-1300Z. OT C04-9552001. (NC-A1).
OPR HOURS Opr 2300-1500Z dly, OT 8 hr PN fone C04-9551311
RSTD Tkof Rwy 21 ldg Rwy 03. Cir proh exc Cat A and CAT B acft W of arpt abv 750'.
TFC PAT Rwy 21 rgt tfc.



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