Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)

Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (IATA: AOR, ICAO: WMKA), also known as Alor Setar Airport, is a domestic airport in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. Located just 15 km (9.3 mi) from Alor Setar city centre, it is surrounded by vast paddy fields. From May 5th 2006, the airport is now operating using newly-constructed terminal.

 

Airport Location

The airport is located in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

Airport
Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
IATA Code:AOR
ICAO Code:WMKA
Airport type:Public/Military
Owner:Government of Malaysia
Operator:Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB)
Serves:Kedah, Perlis (Northern part of peninsular Malaysia)
Location:Kepala Batas, Kedah, Malaysia
Time zone:Malaysia Standard Time (MST), UTC +08:00
Elevation AMSL:15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates:06°11′40″N 100°24′03″E
Airline(s):
menuy
pagey

 

Flight Information

Flights between Alor Setar Airport to Kuala Lumpur will take between 55 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes, depending on the type of aircraft.

There are four arlines operating to/from Alor Setar Airport:

  • AirAsia (AK 6013, AK 6015)
  • Firefly
  • Malaysia Airlines (MH 1203, MH 1209, MH 1253)
  • Malindo Air
  • Royal Brunei Airlines (BI 3002, via codeshare with MH 1203)

AirAsia has been using Airbus A320s for flights to/from Alor Setar.

Malaysia Airlines has been using Boeing 737-800 and Firefly/Malindo uses ATR-72 turboprop aircraft.

 

Airport Technical Details

Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
IATA Code:AOR
ICAO Code:WMKA
Airport type:Public/Military
Owner:Government of Malaysia (through Malaysian Airport Holdings Berhad)
Operator:Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB)
Serves:Kedah, Perlis (Northern part of peninsular Malaysia)
Location:Kepala Batas, Kedah, Malaysia
Time zone:Malaysia Standard Time (MST), UTC +08:00
Elevation AMSL:15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates:06°11′40″N 100°24′03″E

The airport has more than 12 commercial flights departing to/from it every day. Besides, there is also an Royal Malaysian Air Fore (RMAF) base on the other side of the runway. The base shares runway with the airport.

The new terminal has two jetways and have the capacity to receive Airbus A330 operation.

 

Flight Schedule (Arrivals)

Flight
Airline
Origin
Departure
Arrival
Notes
FY 2168FireflySZB7:05 AM8:15 AM
AK 6012AirAsiaKUL7:10 AM8:10 AM
OD 1508Malindo AirSZB7:30 AM8:40 AM
MH 1204Malaysia AirlinesKUL8:50 AM9:45 AM
OD 1502Malindo AirSZB9:50 AM11:00 AM
FY 2178FireflySZB10:00 AM11:10 AM
AK 6018AirAsiaKUL12:00 PM1:05 PM
OD 1506Malindo AirSZB12:20 PM1:30 PM
MH 1208Malaysia AirlinesKUL12:45 PM1:40 PM
FY 2160FireflySZB2:45 PM3:55 PM
OD 1510Malindo AirSZB4:45 PM5:55 PM
FY 2170FireflySZB5:30 PM6:40 PM
FY 2162FireflySZB6:40 PM7:50 PM
OD 1504Malindo AirSZB6:50 PM8:00 PM
MH 1252Malaysia AirlinesKUL7:55 PM8:50 PM
AK 6014AirAsiaKUL8:20 PM9:20 PM

Flight Schedule (Departures)

Flight
Airline
Departure
Destination
Arrival
Notes
AK 6013AirAsia8:35 AMKUL9:35 AM
FY 2169Firefly8:35 AMSZB9:45 AM
OD 1507Malindo Air9:00 AMSZB10:10 AM
MH 1205Malaysia Airlines10:15 AMKUL11:20 AM
OD 1501Malindo Air11:25 AMSZB12:35 PM
FY 2179Firefly11:30 AMSZB12:40 PM
OD 1505Malindo Air1:50 PMSZB3:00 PM
MH 1209Malaysia Airlines2:10 PMKUL3:15 PM
FY 2161Firefly4:15 PMSZB5:25 PM
OD 1509Malindo Air6:25 PMSZB7:35 PM
FY 2171Firefly7:00 PMSZB8:10 PM
FY 2173Firefly8:10 PMSZB9:20 PM
OD 1503Malindo Air8:20 PMSZB9:30 PM
MH 1253Malaysia Airlines9:25 PMKUL10:30 PM
AK 6015AirAsia9:45 PMKUL10:50 PM

History

The former terminal building still stands until today. Its future use is unknown. There has been talks to convert it into a dedicated haj terminal.

Former runway was 1,963 m x 45 m in length and it was extended to 2,745 m x 45 m for added capability.

The new terminal building has several phases of construction.

Phase 4 of the construction is being done by Bina Darulaman Berhad (332945-X), with commencement date of 19 Jan 2009 and completion date of 14 Nov 2009 respectively.

Kedah Sato Sdn Bhd (82740-W) is also involved with the construction of the new terminal

 

 

Nearby places

TH Hotel is located about 1 kilometer from the terminal bulding. It is owned by Tabung Haji. The hotel also has a convention centre. The proximity of the hotel with the airport enables travelers from all over the country easy access to the venue.