Sibu Airport (SBW)

Sibu Airport (SBW) 2015-03-27 16.17.10

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

Sibu Airport
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
Elevation AMSL:

Runway #1

  • Number: 13/31
  • Length: 2,745 m / 9,006 ft
  • Material: Asphalt

Flight Schedule (Arrivals)

MH 3183MASwingsBKI7:45 AMDaily
MH 3461MASwingsBTU12:45 PMMon, Wed, Thu, Sat only
MH 3187MASwingsBKI9:05 PMDaily
MH 3383MASwingsBTU8:30 PMDaily

Flight Schedule (Departures)

MH 3806MASwings4:20 PMBTUMon, Wed, Thu, Sat only
MH 3383MASwings6:30 PMKCHDaily


  • 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 further developed to house basic airport facilities such as departure lounge and public waiting area. The airport can support Fokker F27 Friendship, Fokker 50 and Twin Otter aircraft.
  • World War II: The first airport in Sibu was located in Teku. It was built during World War II by the Japanese as a basic airstrip. During the war, the airstrip was heavily bombed by Allied Forces.

Nearby places

Sibu Jaya – located about 2 km from the airport

Sibu city centre – 25 km from the airport

Additional Links

Airports in Malaysia



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


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