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The terminal was also enlarged in the same year. A Control Zone was established at Kuching in November as a part of a plan to provide an Air Traffic Control Service commensurate with the growth of air traffic. In December , the government accepted the Consultant's report.
Among the recommendations were:. In , consistent with the advent of Airbus AB4 operations, it was imperative that the runway pavement strength be upgraded to meet the requirements of that particular aircraft. Work on this was completed in early Construction of the terminal complex at the north site took a centre stage at the end of and was completed in July This modern terminal replaced the previous terminal, and was opened for business on 24 August The terminal complex covered a built-up area of 81 hectares with a floor space of 13, square metres, comprised the three-storey passenger terminal flanked by neatly planned buildings which consisted of the Air Traffic Control Tower and operations block, a larger freight facility, a new airport fire station, Maintenance Building, VIP Building and ancillary services building.
As of , two foreign airlines Singapore Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines from both Singapore and Brunei as well as Malaysia's national carrier and as many as 8 private general aviation companies operated scheduled services into and out of Kuching International Airport. Non-scheduled charter flights were also operated by two foreign airlines. The latter returned to Kuching after merging with Scoot while Xpress Air stopped services following stiff competition from AirAsia and Wings Air on the Kuching-Pontianak route as well as Xpress Air concentrating on domestic routes due to Xpress Air's core business.
As a result of the increasing number of passengers going into and out of Kuching, a completely new and larger terminal was needed. Construction started in the early s, and progressed at an incredible pace. The new terminal was literally constructed from the inside out, with the old terminal slowly being chipped away and replaced by new sections of the new terminal. The full work on the terminal, however, was only completed in April Kuching International Airport was given a radical makeover, with the terminal completed in and the runway and taxiway extension fully completed in The project was handled by Global Upline Sdn.
With this, the airport is capable of handling widebody aircraft such as Boeing and Airbus A with no restrictions. The air-side apron works included the construction of a cargo apron, high-intensity lightings and markings. With nine gates, the airport can handle six narrow body aircraft such as Boeing and Airbus A , three widebody aircraft and four turboprop aircraft. Of note, gate number 9 was specifically constructed for Airbus A operations. Singapore's budget airline, Tiger Airways , had been given the green light to serve Kuching International Airport the airline has since discontinued service to Kuching after only a few years, as did its closest competitor, Jetstar Asia.
As of , Malaysia Airlines in Kuching International Airport has so far achieved a zero accident rate. Flight frequency to Singapore would also be increased. Kuching International Airport has two sides of baggage reclaim halls, one is for the domestic flights within Sarawak while the other one is for both international flights and flights outside Sarawak.
As one of the two states in Malaysia which controls its own immigration autonomy, Sarawak exercises special regulation upon arriving and departing from all Sarawakian airports including Kuching. All passengers travelling with any flights from outside Sarawak including all flights from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Federal Territory of Labuan and outside Malaysia , must pass through the immigration control at the first entry airport.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Major international airport in Malaysia serving the city of Kuching, Sarawak. Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching. Source: official web site  AIP Malaysia . This article needs to be updated.
Please update this section to reflect recent events or newly available information. March Malaysia portal Aviation portal. Royal Malaysian Air Force.
Archived from the original on Retrieved Retrieved 18 June Borneo Post. Archived from the original on 28 August One of his photos shows a large crowd at the opening and open day of Kuching Airport on Sept 26, The Star.
Retrieved March 15, Box , Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Royal Brunei Airlines. Retrieved 17 July Retrieved 28 September The Star Malaysia.