Kuching International Airport (KCH) information
Kuching International Airport is an international airport located in the capital city of Kuching of the Sarawak state in Malaysia. The Kuching airport is the busiest airport in the state serving Sarawak’s entire southwestern region. The airport also serves as a hub for the full-service scheduled airline, Malaysia Airlines; regional airline, MASwings and AirAsia, a low-cost airline carrier.
The Kuching International Airport has one passenger terminal building that operates both domestic flights within Malaysia and a few international flights within the region. The airlines that operate flights out of the Kuching airport include Malindo Air and Scoot.
Kuching International Airport is located approximately 9 kilometres away from the city centre of Kuching. A taxi ride from the city centre to the airport would take about 9 minutes of travel time and cost around MYR15-19. Travelling by taxi is the recommended public transport as local bus service may not be reliable.
Things to do in Kuching International Airport
Despite being called an “international” airport and one of the state’s busiest airports, the Kuching airport is relatively small in comparison to other international airports in Malaysia. However, the airport did undergo a major upgrade back in 2006 making it more modern and updated. The Kuching airport offers some dining options from fast food restaurants to coffee shops. It also has a range of retail stores selling souvenirs, gifts and other items. Other facilities at the airport include banking services such as ATMs and currency exchange, a prayer room and facilities for babies and the disabled. Free WiFi access is available in Kuching airport lounges.
For transiting passengers, there are currently no hotels or accommodations situated on airport grounds. However, there are some hotels near the airport. Simply search for hotels in Kuching with Skyscanner to find the best hotel deal for you.
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Top destinations from Kuching International Airport
A small but famous city-state in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a premier travel destination with its melting pot of culture from Chinese, Malay and Indian influences against a backdrop of modern skyscrapers and bustling city life. There are many sights to see and activities to do while vacationing in Singapore. Drop by Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam to experience the various local culture or spend a day touring around the many gardens and parks such as the Botanical Gardens or the picturesque Gardens by the Bay.
There are at least two flights from Kuching to Singapore daily. Malaysia Airlines operates daily flights in the morning while AirAsia operates two flights per day on Sundays and Fridays and once every other day of the week. Other airlines operate flights to Singapore from Kuching such as Scoot and Singapore Airlines.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah located on the island of Borneo. The city is a resort destination thanks to its location close to many tropical islands, rich rainforests and the popular Mount Kinabalu. When planning a trip to Kota Kinabalu don’t miss a trek through the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park or view the city skyline from the Signal Hill Observatory.
There are four daily flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu operated by Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. Malaysia Airlines also offer connecting flights to Kota Kinabalu via Sibu or Bintulu.
A city located in the northern region of Sarawak and located on the island of Borneo, Miri is not the usual destination for travellers. However, this small city has plenty to offer visitors. As the location of Malaysia’s first oil well, a visit to the national monument – the Grand Old Lady and the Petroleum Museum is a must. For a more adventurous itinerary, head over to Lambir National Park for a trek through nature and to enjoy the beauty of the waterfall and for travellers looking to unwind, Miri has the Taman Selera and Esplanade Beach to spend a relaxing afternoon.
There are at least five flights from Kuching to Miri per day operated by Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. Malaysia Airlines also has connecting flights to Miri from Kuching via Bintulu or Sibu.
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