Sibu Airport (SBW) information
Sibu Airport is a public commercial airport located in the inland town of Sibu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The airport serves the towns of Bintangor, Sarikei, Kapit and Sibu. It is the third busiest airport in the state welcoming over 1.4 million passengers annually.
The Sibu Airport is a single terminal airport operating domestic flights within Malaysia. Currently, only two airlines operate flights from this airport – full-service scheduled airline Malaysia Airlines and low-cost airline AirAsia.
Sibu Airport is located approximately 24 kilometres from the city centre of Sibu. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre would take about 23 minutes of travel time and cost around MYR35-45. There are currently no other alternatives for public transport. There are no bus services connecting Sibu Airport to the city centre.
Things to do in Sibu Airport
The Sibu Airport is a fully air-conditioned airport with all the essential facilities and services required by travellers. There are retail shops and stores available for some last-minute shopping as well as a good selection of dining options for full meals or quick snacks. Internet WiFi access is currently not available.
For transiting passengers, there are currently no accommodations offered at the airport. However, there are hotels located nearby or in the town of Sibu. Search for hotels in Sibu with Skyscanner to find the best accommodation to meet your needs.
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Top destinations from Sibu Airport
Kuala Lumpur is the largest city and federal capital of Malaysia. The city is a popular travel destination thanks to its growing food scene, diverse architectural styles that are both modern and traditional and has some of the region's best shopping spots. For architecture buffs, don't miss viewing the Petronas Twin Towers from outside as well as go on the observation deck for an excellent view of the city skyline. For more traditional architectural styles, take a look at the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station that was influenced by the old British colonial era.
There are at least seven direct flights from Sibu to Kuala Lumpur per day. This flight route is offered by the full-service scheduled airline, Malaysia Airlines as well as low-cost airline, AirAsia. Both airlines also offer connecting flights to Kuala Lumpur via Kuching.
Kuching is the capital city of the Sarawak, a state located in Eastern Malaysia. It is also the largest city on Borneo Island. The city of Kuching is small and said to be small enough to walk around, but despite its small size, the city has many sights and activities to offer. Visit the oldest Chinese temple, Tua Pek Kong Temple, for some history and unique architecture. Another good activity to do in Kuching is to experience a traditional Bidayuh longhouse communal life where one can try out local dishes and do various activities such as bamboo rafting or hiking through the jungle in Kuching.
Sibu Airport currently has seven direct flights from Sibu to Kuching daily operated by Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. Malaysia Airlines also offers connecting flights to Kuching via Miri.
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah which is located on Borneo island. The city is a popular tourist destination and home base for tropical islands and rainforests located nearby. It is also close to the famous Mount Kinabalu. Many tourists hike Mount Kinabalu, but if that doesn't tickle your fancy, there are many water activities offered in the city from scuba diving and snorkelling to white water rafting and sea kayaking. For a more leisurely activity, opt for a wetland river cruise or hire a boat for a day of sailing or yachting.
There are currently two direct flights from Sibu to Kota Kinabalu operated by Malaysia Airlines. AirAsia, as well as Malaysia Airlines, also offer connecting flights to Kota Kinabalu via Bintulu, Miri or Kuching.
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