The Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport
The Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport is located approximately 15 kilometres from Kuantan town. It serves more than five daily flights to and from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and able to handle more than 1 million passengers annually. The airport, which was formerly known as the Padang Geroda Airport, is operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.
The airport has daily shuttle services to Kuala Lumpur and Penang via Malaysia Airlines and low-cost subsidiary Firefly. Besides that, there are also connecting Malaysian Airlines flights from Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport, London-Heathrow and Frankfurt-Germany to Kuantan with daily arrivals and about 5 times a week for departures.
The airport is also used by the Royal Malaysian Air Force to operate MIG-29s from the nearby Kuantan Royal Malaysian Air Force base.
Apart from the basic amenities, the Sultan Ahmad Shah terminal building houses travel and tour agencies, banks, restaurants, souvenir shops selling local batik and handicrafts, and retail shops. In addition, taxi services and information kiosk on resorts and hotels are also available at the terminal building.
Other Nearby Airports:
- Kerteh Airport: Kerteh (KTE), 88km (55mi)
- Taman Negara Airport: Taman Negara (SXT), 109km (68mi)
- Sungei Tekai Airport: Sungei Tekai (GTK), 135km (84mi)
- Tioman Airport: Tioman (TOD), 156km (97mi)
- Sultan Mahmood Airport: Kuala Terengganu (TGG), 179km (112mi)
Services and Facilities
Services and facilities offered by the airport include domestic cargo, free port/foreign trade zone, EU border post, aircraft maintenance, mechanical handling, mortuary, animal quarantine, health officials, security for valuables, and express/courier centre.
Cargo Handling Agent: Mas Cargo
Passenger facilities at the airport include six check-in desks, two gates, two baggage claim belts, 260 long term parking spaces, VIP Lounge, first aid, and disabled access/ facilities.
Position 03°46´31″N, 103°12´33″E, Elevation 18m (59ft), Operating hours 06:30 – 20:30 (Local time) 24h (RMAF) 29E, 2 Passenger Terminals, 3 Aircraft Stands.
Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport,
25150 Kuantan, Pahang.
Tel: +60 (9) 531 2123
Fax: +60 (9) 538 201