Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport (KUA)

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport (IATA code: KUA, ICAO code: WMKD), also known as Kuantan Airport is an airport that is located in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located just 15 km from Kuantan. The airport also serves as the Royal Malaysian Air Force baseIn 2008, Tourism Malaysia and Taiwan inked a deal of 23 chartered direct flights between Taipei to Kuantan Airport, resulting in Kuantan Airport being the first airport in East Coast Peninsular Malaysia to operate international flights.


Flight Information

The following airlines operate flights regularly to/from Kuantan Airport:

  • Firefly (Penang, Singapore)
  • Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Malindo Air (Kuala Lumpur, Subang)


Essential information

TypeMilitary / Public
OperatorRoyal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) / Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB)
LocationKuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Elevation (AMSL)58 ft (18 m)
Coordinates03°46′30.63″N 103°12′30.86″E
Airlines servedMalaysia Airlines, Firefly, China Airlines (Seasonal flights to/from Taipei-Taoyuan)
Runway details:
Length2 804 m / 9 200 ft
Passenger movements220 878 (2010)
Airfreight movement in tonnes49 (2010)
Aircraft movements2 802 (2010)


Airport facilities

The facilities in the airport is quite basic. The airport does not even have a Jetway as passengers need to walk to terminals upon disembarkation from their plane.

  • Car park (outdoor)
  • Taxi stand
  • Shops



Kuantan Airport is also used as miitary airport with a military base that houses No. 6 Squadron (BAE Hawk) and also No. 19 Squadron (MiG-29).