Kerteh Airport (IATA: KTE, ICAO: WMKE) is a domestic airport located in the city of Kerteh, Terengganu. It is operated by PETRONAS via its East Coast division. The airport is one of the few airports in the country that is not operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). The other airport not operated by MAHB is Senai Airport, located in Johor Bahru.
Petroleum Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is the owner and operator of the airport via its regional office, East Coast Regional Office (ECRO). The airport functions to transport employees in oil and gas sector to various oil platforms located 100 to 200 km offshore of South China Sea.
The airport is located in Kerteh, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Currently, only Malindo Air serves regular flight to Kerteh Airport from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB). This is in addition to regular helicopter operation to transport PETRONAS and ExxonMobil employees to offshore oil platforms. It uses ATR-72-600 short-haul propeller aircraft for the flight.
Previously, Malaysia Helicopter Services (MHS) used to operate weekday fixed-wing chartered flight service between Kerteh Airport to Subang Airport. The operator used Beechcraft 1900 aeroplane for the service.
Airport Technical Details
|Owner:||Government of Malaysia|
|Operator:||Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB)|
|Time zone:||Malaysia Standard Time (MST), UTC +08:00|
|Elevation AMSL:||18 ft (5 m)|
Flight Schedule (Arrivals)
Flight Schedule (Departures)
|OD 1823||Malindo Air||6:00 PM||SZB||Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu only|
The airport was built to cater for workers at the offshore oil platforms about 100-200 km away from the coastal areas of Kelantan and Terengganu.
Since 1985, the operator has shut down the airport for more than 20 years because of the insufficient number of passengers. Pelangi Air used to operate at this airport but the company went defunct sometime after that.
On 12 January 2009, the airport reopens for commercial air service with the introduction of 2 flights a day to/from Kerteh Airport.
While Kerteh Airport is a small one and runs with a limited schedule of commercial airlines, passengers can still expect to get some facilities they need such as car rental.
Car Rental: There are several car rental providers near to the airport.
Kereta Sewa Kerteh / Kerteh Car Rental (Facebook)
Green Matrix Car Central
First McDonald’s Restaurant in Terengganu
Kertih Oil Refinery
- Kerteh Airport – Malindo Air