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.