Alor Setar Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR) information
Sultan Abdul Halim Airport is a public airport serving the city of Alor Setar located in the state of Kedah in Malaysia. It also serves the state of Perlis in Malaysia. The Alor Setar airport welcomes over 700,000 passengers annually as of 2015.
The Sultan Abdul Halim Airport has one terminal that serves all domestic flights between Alor Setar and destinations within Malaysia. During Hajj, the airport operates flights to Saudi Arabia destinations, Jeddah and Medina. Currently, the following airlines operate flights in this Alor Setar airport:
Sultan Abdul Halim Airport is located specifically in Kepala Batas which is approximately 14 kilometres away from the city centre of Alor Setar. A taxi from the city centre to the airport would cost around MYR25-30 for a one-way journey and take about 13 minutes of travel time.
Things to do in Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
The Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Setar is a relatively small airport. While it has minimal facilities, the airport offers most of the essential services needed by passengers. There is a range of shops available that sells souvenirs and last minute gifts. There are also newsstands that sell newspapers, magazines and books. The airport also has a selection of food shops that offer quick snacks as well as beverages. Free WiFi access is available in the departure hall.
There are currently no hotels or transit accommodation located at the airport. However, there are a few hotels located nearby. Just search for Alor Setar hotels with Skyscanner to find the best lodging.
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Top destinations from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
Alor Setar’s Sultan Abdul Halim Airport operates flights to only one domestic destination and two international flights only during the Hajj season:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is the largest city and federal capital of Malaysia. The Alor Setar airport serves daily flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur operated between AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. Not only is Kuala Lumpur the main gateway to international destinations from Malaysia, but the capital city is also popular for its good food, great shopping and world famous landmarks such as the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Sultan Abdul Halim Airport serves flights from Alor Setar to Jeddah during the Hajj which is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims. These flights are operated by Malaysia Airlines and timings will change depending on the dates for the Hajj. Jeddah is located in Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. It is Saudi Arabia's second largest city and a major commercial centre. The most popular place to visit in Jeddah is the Al-Balad or Old Town. It houses traditional markets or souqs among ancient buildings.
Medina, Saudi Arabia
Flights from Alor Setar to Medina also only occur during the Hajj season. The flights are also operated by Malaysia Airlines. The city of Medina is Islam's second holiest city and a frequent destination as part of the Hajj pilgrimage. It is important to remember that non-Muslims are strictly prohibited from visiting Central Medina. However, the outskirts and many areas of the city will be open for all. A popular destination is the Masjid Al-Nabawi which is a grand mosque and burial site of the Prophet Muhammad. It also boasts of beautiful views and spectacular architecture.
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