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Flights from Malacca

Malacca International Airport, or formerly known as Batu Berendam Airport, is an airport located in Batu Berendam, Malacca in West Malaysia. The airport serves the city and the state of Malacca, as well as the region of northern Johor. Malacca is best remembered as the place where the plane of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, landed from London before announcing the date of Malaysia's independence from the United Kingdom. Upon the opening of the new terminal in 2010, then Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak officially named the airport Malacca International Airport. The new terminal is expected to handle 1.5 million passengers at a time which is a big upgrade from old terminal's capacity of 30,000 passengers.

Where to go

The city centre of Malacca was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in July 2008, along with George Town, Penang, making it an option to visit once you reach the city proper. There is also a heritage area in Malacca where you can find the Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the Christ Church, Malaysian Navy Museum, and Muzium Budaya/Sultanate Palace, among many others. When travelling to Malaysia, you have to visit its famous twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas towers. It is the world's tallest twin structure at a towering height of 452 metres above street level, and currently ranking as the seventh tallest skyscraper in the world. Nature lovers are encouraged to visit the Kinabalu National Park where you can find Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in South East Asia, or explore Pulau Tioman, once nominated as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Scuba divers should head out to Pulau Redang, an island popular for its diving appeal, and eat to your heart's delight in Penang where Malaysia's excellent cuisine is in full display.

Short hauls from Malaysia should include stops to nearby countries which include Cambodia, known for an empire of temples and home to Angkor Wat, one of the eight wonders of the world; Vietnam, a country known for its rich cultural heritage and extraordinary culinary supremacy; Indonesia and the thousands of islands that can be found in it that are rich with beaches and volcanoes; and Singapore, home to the Universal Studios and Sentosa Island.

From Malacca International Airport, travellers may explore areas in Europe, and a few areas in Africa and Australia. A trip to the neighbouring countries in North and South America can also be considered, with the list of possible stops including the United States, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, among many others.

How to get out

Located nine kilometres from the town of Batu Berendam, Malaccan International Airport is served by major airlines Wings Air, Sky Aviation, Malindo Air, and Firefly. The airport primarily serves routes to Pekanbaru, Kota Bharu, Penang, Tanjung Pinang, and Penang. Multiple airlines also offer connecting flights to and from Malacca International Airport and some of them include Air France, Air Canada, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways, to name a few.

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