Sultan Mahmud Airport (TGG)

Sultan Mahmud Airport (TGG) Entrance, Kuala Terengganu

Sultan Mahmud Airport (IATA: TGG, ICAO: WMKN) is an airport located at Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. It serves the eastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. Besides, it is also the only airport in Terengganu and located just 15 km from the state capital, Kuala Terengganu.


Sultan Mahmud Airport (TGG) Entrance, Kuala Terengganu
Sultan Mahmud Airport (TGG) Entrance, Kuala Terengganu

The airport is named after Almarhum Sultan Mahmud, the 16th Sultan of Terengganu that rules the state from 1978 to 1998.



Airport Location

The airport is located in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Airport Technical Details


Sultan Mahmud Airport
Airport type:Public
Owner:Government of Malaysia
Operator:Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB)
Serves:Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Location:Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Time zone:Malaysia Standard Time (MST), UTC +08:00
Elevation AMSL:


Runway #1

  • Number: 04/22
  • Length: 3,480 m
  • Material: Asphalt


RM 200 million of budget allocation has been approved by Malaysian Government to upgrade the airport, which includes terminal and runway upgrade. The upgraded terminal is designed to handle 2 million passengers every year. The airport is also capable of handling Boeing 747 aircraft. On 11 October 2008, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400 landed on the airport in a flight from Kuala Lumpur, making it the first landing at the airport for such kind of aircraft.

Baggage scanner is also absent at Customs counter, domestic arrival hall. On March 5th 2013, a couple flew in from Chennai, having made their transit at KLIA and Changi Airport before arriving at Sultan Mahmud Airport. The lack of baggage scanner at Sultan Mahmud Airport enabled them to skip detailed baggage screening. However, their suspicious flight arrangement fired back at them when they were detained shortly after landing. Source

Flight Schedule (Arrivals)


Flight Schedule (Departures)

FY 2101Firefly8:35 AMSZBDaily
MH 1327Malaysia Airlines8:50 AMKULDaily
AK 6225AirAsia9:00 AMKULDaily
OD 1803Malindo Air10:45 AMSZBDaily
OD 1805Malindo Air11:15 AMSZBDaily
AK 6229AirAsia12:45 PMKULDaily
FY 2115Firefly2:20 PMSZBDaily
MH 1335Malaysia Airlines3:45 PMKULDaily
OD 1811Malindo Air4:25 PMSZBDaily
AK 6227AirAsia5:50 PMKULDaily
FY 2117Firefly5:50 PMSZBDaily except Wed
OD 1813Malindo Air5:55 PMSZBDaily
MH 1339Malaysia Airlines8:00 PMKULDaily
OD 1801Malindo Air8:50 PMSZBDaily
AK 6221AirAsia9:30 PMKULDaily
FY 2119Firefly9:40 PMSZBDaily


A proposed hub for a new airline

Sultan Mahmud Airport was once chosen to be the hub of a proposed unnamed airline, managed by Airwael Malaysia. However, a Google search for Airwael Malaysia revealed a fairly outdated website or Airwael Malaysia. Besides, there is no recent news in the search result that points directly to Airwael beyond 2012.

Nearby places

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)

Additional Links

Terengganu – PBTku


  1. Terengganu Airport – Wikipedia
  2. Terengganu Airport – MAHB

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