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 Kuching Airport

Kuching International Airport was constructed by the then-British Government of Sarawak in the late 1940s, officially opening in the September of 1950. It serves the city of Kuching in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, situated on Borneo island, and is also used as an airbase for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Considered one of the busiest airports in Malaysia, Kuching International Airport consists of only one terminal which is equipped to accommodate 5 million passengers annually (as of May 2015). The airport has, thus far, been handling more than 3 million passengers per annum.

Services and Facilities

Kuching International Airport offers a limited selection of F&B outlets – these include Starbucks, KFC and McDonalds (as of May 2015). Duty-free shops can also be found within the airport, as can ATMs and currency exchange offices. Travellers wanting to pass the time in more luxurious and private settings may choose to pay for entrance into the airport’s Plaza Premium Lounge, located at Level 2 of the compound. There, free wi-fi, food and beverages, newspapers, comfortable seats and televisions are available for use.

Travellers wanting to grab some much-needed shut-eye before their next flight can take a free airport shuttle from Kuching International to airport hotel Four Points by Sheraton Kuching, where they can get a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Kuching International Airport is located only about 11 kilometres from Kuching city, making it a pretty easy drive even for tourists. Car rental agencies like Hertz, RG Car Rental, Flexi Car Rental, Pronto and others can be found at the airport itself.

Buses hide 

There are no buses available direct from Kuching Airport, but those on a tight budget may choose to go on foot to the Kuching Sentral Bus Terminal located about 1 kilometre or so west from the airport. From there, some buses ply the route to the city centre.

Taxi hide 

For a hassle-free and speedy ride, travellers are recommended to take a taxi from the airport direct to their destination in Kuching. Simply head to the airport taxi counter at the arrivals area and buy a taxi coupon for a ride into town, then go to the taxi stand outside and hand your coupon to the driver. The ride should cost between RM15-30, and take about half an hour or so (depending on traffic conditions). Tourists are advised to ignore touters and insist on going through the airport taxi counter for a pre-paid cab ride, so as to avoid being cheated by unscrupulous taxi drivers.

 Who flies to Kuching

 Airport Contact Details

Kuching Airport

Address:
Pengurus Lapangan Terbang,
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching,
Peti Surat 1070,
93722 Kuching,
MALAYSIA

Tel:+60 (0)82 454242

 Location Details

Longitude:110° 20' 26'' E
Latitude:1° 29' 3'' N
IATA code:KCH
ICAO code:WBGG

 Airport Location

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