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PostSubject: MFSG Sultan Mahmud International Airport 2009   21st April 2012, 8:43 am




Sultan Mahmud International Airport
Sultan Mahmud Airport (IATA: TGG, ICAO: WMKN) is an airport that serves Kuala Terengganu, a city in the state of Terengganu in Malaysia. The airport is located 15 km from town. In 2008, the airport handled 487,495 passengers with 10,045 aircraft movements. The Airport was named after the 16th Sultan of Terengganu, Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, who ruled from 1978 to 1998.

In January 2008, Malaysian government had approved RM200 million to upgrade the airport. This includes funding to extend the runway and upgrade the terminal of the airport.

The terminal was designed to handle 2 million passengers every year. Malaysia Airlines had agreed with Tabung Haji that it will also bring passengers to the Holy Land Mecca via Jeddah and Medina.

On October 11 2008, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400 landed here on 14:56 hours from Kuala Lumpur which makes it the first Boeing 747 to land here.
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