Located in the state of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport is primarily a domestic airport serving flight services for the eastern coastal part of Peninsular Malaysia. The airport is also known as Kuantan Airport and shares its runway with the Royal Malaysia Air Force. It is operated jointly between Malaysia Airports and the Military of Malaysia which has been designated as both public as well as military hub.
After an agreement was made between Tourism Malaysia and Taiwan in 2008, the airport became the first hub on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia to receive an international flight. In 2012, Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport received around 280,074 passengers with 3,613 aircraft movements.
Several flights from major capitals are available heading to the airport. The easiest and fastest way to reach Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport is by a taxi ride. Taxis are widely available in Pahang where the airport is situated 15 km away from Kuantan town centre.
Other feasible means of reaching the airport are express as well as intercity buses. Express buses from other towns and states will depart at Kuantan Sentral Bus Terminal and a taxi ride is required to get from the bus terminal to Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport. Intercity buses provided by RapidKuantan are also available offering a direct route to the airport.
Offering affordable flight tickets, Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport is mainly served by Malaysia Airlines and its subsidiary airline known as Firefly. Other operators are also available offering flight services at the airport.
Flights from Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport in Kuantan
Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport offers comprehensive facilities to assist a convenient journey. The airport is fully equipped with two gates, six check-in desks, two baggage carousels, first aid post and facilities for the disabled. A VIP lounge is also accessible within the airport.
Other facilities surrounding the airport include an outdoor car park, a taxi stand, several small shops and halls for flight arrivals as well as departures. Flight status and flight time are displayed on its information boards.
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Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ahmad Shah, 25150 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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