Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)

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.

Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)

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.

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. On the other hand, Malaysia Airlines has been using Boeing 737-800 and Firefly/Malindo uses ATR-72 turboprop aircraft.

Airport Technical Details

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.

Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
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

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Flight Schedule (Arrivals)

AK 6012AirAsiaKUL8:05 AMDaily
FY 2160FireflySZB8:15 AMDaily
MH 1204Malaysia AirlinesKUL9:50 AMFri, Sat, Sun, Mon only
OD 1502Malindo AirSZB10:20 AMDaily
OD 1506Malindo AirSZB10:50 AMDaily
AK 6018AirAsiaKUL1:20 PMTue, Thu, Sat only
MH 1208Malaysia AirlinesKUL2:30 PMDaily
OD 1504Malindo AirSZB4:30 PMDaily
FY 2168FireflySZB7:50 PMDaily
MH 1252Malaysia AirlinesKULDaily
AK 6014AirAsiaKULDaily

Flight Schedule (Departures)

AK 6021AirAsia8:35 AMKULDaily
FY 1669Firefly8:40 AMSZBDaily
OD 1513Malindo Air9:00 AMSZBDaily
OD 1501Malindo Air9:30 AMSZBDaily
MH 1205Malaysia Airlines10:20 AMKULSat and Sun only
FY 1671Firefly1:50 PMSZBDaily
MH 1209Malaysia Airlines3:00 PMKULDaily
AK 6019AirAsia3:10 PMKULTue, Thu, Sat only
FY 1673Firefly4:30 PMSZBDaily
OD 1505Malindo Air5:10 PMSZBDaily
AK 6013AirAsia6:20 PMKULDaily
OD 1503Malindo Air7:15 PMSZBDaily
FY 1675Firefly8:10 PMSZBDaily
MH 1253Malaysia Airlines8:50 PMKULDaily
AK 6015AirAsia9:25 PMKULDaily
AK 6017AirAsiaKULDaily

Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR) History

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

The 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 a 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.

Interesting places in Alor Setar

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

The airport is also located near to Anak Bukit Railway Station as well as Alor Setar Railway Station.

Additional Links

  1. Sultan Abdul Halim Airport on Wikipedia


  1. Alor Setar Airport (AOR) – MAHB website