Sibu Airport (SBW)

Sibu Airport (IATA: SBW, ICAO: WBGS) is an airport located in Sibu town, Sarawak, Malaysia. The airport is currently the 10th busiest airport in Malaysia and 3rd busiest in Sarawak.

Sibu Airport 2015-03-27 16.17.04
Sibu Airport 2015-03-27 16.17.04

Airport Location

The airport is located in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

With the new terminal, the airport is capable of handling 1.9 million passengers annually.

Flights Serving Sibu Airport

DestinationFrequency (weekly)Airlines
Kuala Lumpur (KUL)56AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines
Kuching, Sarawak (KCH)53AirAsia, MASwings
Miri, Sarawak (MYY)28MASwings
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (BKI)14MASwings
Bintulu, Sarawak (BTU)14MASwings
Johor Bahru, Johor (JHB)7AirAsia
Mukah, Sarawak7MASwings

 

Airport Technical Details

Airport
Sibu Airport
IATA Code:SBW
ICAO Code:WBGS
Airport type:Public
Owner:Government of Malaysia
Operator:Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB)
Serves:Sibu, Sarawak
Location:Sibu, Sarawak
Time zone:Malaysia Standard Time (MST), UTC +08:00
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Flight Schedule (Arrivals)

Flight
Airline
Origin
Arrival
Notes
MH 3183MASwingsBKI7:45 AMDaily
MH 3461MASwingsBTU12:35 PMMon, Wed, Thu, Sat only
MH 3383MASwingsBTU7:10 PMDaily
MH 3187MASwingsBKI9:05 PMDaily

Flight Schedule (Departures)

Flight
Airline
Departure
Destination
Notes
MH 3806MASwings4:45 PMBTUMon, Wed, Thu, Sat only
MH 3383MASwings7:30 PMKCHDaily

History

  • 2012, July 31st: The upgraded terminal started its operation. The passenger terminal in Sibu Airport is now the 2nd largest in Sarawak after Kuching International Airport.
  • 2010, September 23rd: Sarawak Minister of Finance and Public Health, Dato’ Sri Wong Soon Koh said the expansion project would commence.
  • 2009, April: The airport was given RM 150 million of allocation for an upgrade to the terminal building.
  • 1994, 1 June: Operation of the new Sibu Airport officially begins.
  • 1994, 31 May: Inaugural landing of four Malaysia Airlines aircraft (3 Fokker 50 and a Boeing 737)
  • Post-WWII: The airport was fuerther developed to house basic airport facilities such as departure lounge and public waiting area. The airport can supprot Fokker F27 Friendship, Fokker 50 and Twin Otter Flights.
  • World War II: The first airport in Sibu was built in Teku during World War II by the Japanese as a basic airstrip. During the war, the airstrip was havily bombed by Allied Forces.

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Sources

  1. Sibu Airport – Wikipedia
  2. Sibu Airport – MAHB Website

 

This page was updated on May 10, 2017 @ 5:40 PM.