Airport

Malaysia has 19 airports, 5 international and 14 domestic. The international airports are at Sepang in Selangor, Penang Island, Langkawi Island, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, and Kuching in Sarawak. To cope with the increasing volume in air traffic, a sixth international airport has been planned at Kuala Muda in Kedah. The domestic airports are at Alor Setar, Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Ipoh, Subang in Selangor, Johor Bahru, Tawau, Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Labuan, Sandakan and Lahad Datu.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS), the country’s national carrier, operates most of the domestic flights within West and East Malaysia and vice-versa. There are 17 flights daily from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang to all domestic destinations, except Ipoh. There are two flights a day to Langkawi, Penang, Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, and Kuala Terengganu. From these destinations, there are two daily return flights to Subang. For Kuantan, there is only one daily return flight. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh are handled by Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.

Pelangi Air, a private operator, also operates scheduled domestic flights from Subang; most of them to island resorts. Air Asia, Transmile, and Berjaya Air and other carriers operate charter flights out of the airport to various domestic and regional destinations.

Pelangi Air fly to and from Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Penang, Alor Star, Melaka, Kerteh, Kuantan, Tioman Island, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, and Kuala Terengganu. There are reductions for night flights, group and advance bookings.

AirAsia currently has a relatively limited network (check their website — www.airasia.com) and offers services between Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport and Kuching, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu and Labuan.

Airport departure tax is RM5.00 for domestic flights and RM40.00 for all other countries.

In East Malaysia, apart from the reg?ular services between major towns, Malaysia Airlines also operates its Rural Air Services which flies Twin Otters to a host of rural airstrips. Also, SEAGA Airlines has flights from Kuching, Sibu and Kota Kinabalu to Mulu National Park (Tel: 082-236908).

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