Ministry of Transport Malaysia

Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kota Kinabalu (KKIA) ​

Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kota Kinabalu (KKIA)

Located 8km from the city of Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu International Airport acts as the main gateway into the state of Sabah and into Borneo. Formerly known as Jesselton Airfield during World-War II, the airport has gone through various phases of upgrade. Today, it is the second busiest airport in Malaysia after KL International Airport. The airport has a variety of retail and duty-free outlets, cafés and restaurants, as well as premium passenger lounges for your travelling convenience and comfort.

It has a single runway, offering five aerobridges plus three other parking stands and is equipped to handle large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The airport has a capacity to handle 9 million passengers per year.

​Service and Facilities

  • Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Terminal Capacity: 9.0mppa
  • Current Peak-Hour Pax: 3200 passengers
  • Aircraft Bays:
  • Check-In Counters: 64
  • Immigration Counters: 36
  • Customs Counters: 3

Airport Operator


Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (Malaysia Airports) was incorporated as a public listed company in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad since 1999. Upon its incorporation, Malaysia Airports became the first airport operator in Asia and the sixth worldwide to be listed in a stock exchange. Malaysia Airports currently operates and manages 39 airports in Malaysia that include 5 international and 16 domestic airports, and 18 short take-off and landing (STOL) ports.

Malaysia Airports will continue to set benchmarks and reach milestones in its vision to be a World-Class Airport Business

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Airlines Operations

  1. AirAsia
  2. Asiana Airlines
  3. Hong Kong Dragon Airlines
  4. Royal Brunei Airlines
  5. Malaysian Airlines
  6. Silk Air
  7. Cebu Airlines
  8. Korean Airlines
  9. Easter Jet
  10. MASwings
  11. Zestair
  12. Indonesia Air Asia
  13. Hong Kong Express Airways
  14. China Eastern Airlines
  15. Jin Air
  16. China Airlines
  17. China Southern Airlines
  18. MASWings
  19. Transmile Air
  20. Malindo Air
  21. Gading Sari

Traffic Statistics

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Passenger Service Charge

RM 65 from T1 KKIA to international destinations

RM 32 from T2 KKIA to international destinations

RM 9 from T1 KKIA to domestic destinations

RM 6 from T2 KKIA to domestic destinations

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