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KCH Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: KCH / WBGG
Airport Names:
  1. Kuching International Airport
  2. Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching 古晋国际机场
Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
GPS Coordinates: 2°29'4"N by 110°20'16"E
Area Served: Kuching Division & Samarahan Division, Sarawak, East Malaysia
Operator/Owner: Government of Malaysia
Airport Type: Military/Public
Elevation: 89 feet (27 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Kuching International Airport (KCH):

  • Because of Kuching International Airport's relatively low elevation of 89 feet, planes can take off or land at Kuching International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • In addition to being known as "Kuching International Airport", another name for KCH is "Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching 古晋国际机场".
  • The closest airport to Kuching International Airport (KCH) is Sematan Airport (BSE), which is located 61 miles (98 kilometers) SW of KCH.
  • The Sarawak Government is working closely with Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia to rationalise long-haul flights.
  • The renovation increased terminal building floor space to 46,000 square metres and was completed 15 months ahead of schedule.
  • In 1980, consistent with the advent of Airbus A300B4 operations, it was imperative that the runway pavement strength be upgraded to meet the requirements of that particular aircraft.
  • The airport was built by the British Government of Sarawak in the 1940s on the outskirts of Kuching town.
  • Kuching International Airport (KCH) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Kuching International Airport handled 4,871,036 passengers last year.
  • The airport terminal is capable of handling five million passengers per annum and it is the fourth busiest airport in Malaysia.
  • The furthest airport from Kuching International Airport (KCH) is Ipiranga Airport (IPG), which is nearly antipodal to Kuching International Airport (meaning Kuching International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Ipiranga Airport), and is located 12,406 miles (19,965 kilometers) away in Santo Antônio do Içá, Amazonas, Brazil.
  • AirAsia may introduce daily flights from Kuching to Bangkok, Jakarta, Macau and Clark.

Map of Nearest Airports from Kuching International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Kuching International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
161.04 miles (98.24 km) SWSematan Airport (BSE)Sematan, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Sematan Airport on a map View satellite image of Sematan Airport Set BSE as destination Airport Get more information about Sematan Airport
2114.56 miles (184.37 km) ESibu Airport (SBW)Sibu, MalaysiaView Sibu Airport on a map View satellite image of Sibu Airport Set SBW as destination Airport Get more information about Sibu Airport
3123.40 miles (198.58 km) ENEMukah Airport (MKM)Mukah, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Mukah Airport on a map View satellite image of Mukah Airport Set MKM as destination Airport Get more information about Mukah Airport
4166.65 miles (268.20 km) NWRanai Airport (NTX)Natuna, Riau Islands, IndonesiaView Ranai Airport on a map View satellite image of Ranai Airport Set NTX as destination Airport Get more information about Ranai Airport
5182.08 miles (293.03 km) EKapit Airport (KPI)Kapit, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Kapit Airport on a map View satellite image of Kapit Airport Set KPI as destination Airport Get more information about Kapit Airport
6190.28 miles (306.23 km) ENEBintulu Airport (BTU)Bintulu, MalaysiaView Bintulu Airport on a map View satellite image of Bintulu Airport Set BTU as destination Airport Get more information about Bintulu Airport
7193.17 miles (310.87 km) SSWSupadio International Airport (SPA) (PNK)Pontianak, Kalimantan, IndonesiaView Supadio International Airport (SPA) on a map View satellite image of Supadio International Airport (SPA) Set PNK as destination Airport Get more information about Supadio International Airport (SPA)
8236.49 miles (380.59 km) EBelaga Airport (BLG)Belaga, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Belaga Airport on a map View satellite image of Belaga Airport Set BLG as destination Airport Get more information about Belaga Airport
9282.07 miles (453.94 km) ENEMiri Airport (MYY)Miri, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Miri Airport on a map View satellite image of Miri Airport Set MYY as destination Airport Get more information about Miri Airport
10287.77 miles (463.11 km) WNWMatak Airport (MWK)Anambas Islands, Riau Province, IndonesiaView Matak Airport on a map View satellite image of Matak Airport Set MWK as destination Airport Get more information about Matak Airport
11298.30 miles (480.07 km) SRahadi Usman Airport (KTG)Ketapang, West Kalimantan, IndonesiaView Rahadi Usman Airport on a map View satellite image of Rahadi Usman Airport Set KTG as destination Airport Get more information about Rahadi Usman Airport
12298.66 miles (480.64 km) ENEMarudi Airport (MUR)Marudi, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Marudi Airport on a map View satellite image of Marudi Airport Set MUR as destination Airport Get more information about Marudi Airport
13311.80 miles (501.79 km) ESEDatadawai Airport (DTD)Long Pahangai, West Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan, IndonesiaView Datadawai Airport on a map View satellite image of Datadawai Airport Set DTD as destination Airport Get more information about Datadawai Airport
14324.38 miles (522.04 km) ELong Apung Airport (LPU)Long Apung, IndonesiaView Long Apung Airport on a map View satellite image of Long Apung Airport Set LPU as destination Airport Get more information about Long Apung Airport
15326.86 miles (526.02 km) ENEMulu Airport (MZV)Mulu, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Mulu Airport on a map View satellite image of Mulu Airport Set MZV as destination Airport Get more information about Mulu Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Kuching International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Kuching International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,405.70 miles (19,964.99 km) SIpiranga Airport (IPG)Santo Antônio do Içá, Amazonas, BrazilView Ipiranga Airport on a map View satellite image of Ipiranga Airport Set IPG as destination Airport Get more information about Ipiranga Airport
212,356.71 miles (19,886.16 km) SLa Pedrera Airport (LPD)La Pedrera, ColombiaView La Pedrera Airport on a map View satellite image of La Pedrera Airport Set LPD as destination Airport Get more information about La Pedrera Airport
312,317.17 miles (19,822.51 km) SAlfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport (LET)Leticia, ColombiaView Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport on a map View satellite image of Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport Set LET as destination Airport Get more information about Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport
412,312.88 miles (19,815.62 km) STabatinga International Airport (TBT)Tabatinga, Amazonas, BrazilView Tabatinga International Airport on a map View satellite image of Tabatinga International Airport Set TBT as destination Airport Get more information about Tabatinga International Airport
512,208.66 miles (19,647.88 km) ESELa Chorrera Airport (LCR)La Chorrera, ColombiaView La Chorrera Airport on a map View satellite image of La Chorrera Airport Set LCR as destination Airport Get more information about La Chorrera Airport
612,207.38 miles (19,645.82 km) SEAraracuara Airport (ACR)Araracuara, ColombiaView Araracuara Airport on a map View satellite image of Araracuara Airport Set ACR as destination Airport Get more information about Araracuara Airport
712,184.32 miles (19,608.72 km) SWCarauari Airport (CAF)Carauari, Amazonas, BrazilView Carauari Airport on a map View satellite image of Carauari Airport Set CAF as destination Airport Get more information about Carauari Airport
812,175.50 miles (19,594.52 km) SFabio Alberto León Bentley Airport (MVP)Mitú, ColombiaView Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport on a map View satellite image of Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport Set MVP as destination Airport Get more information about Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport
912,169.68 miles (19,585.16 km) ESECrnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT)Iquitos, Loreto, PeruView Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport on a map View satellite image of Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport Set IQT as destination Airport Get more information about Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport
1012,149.47 miles (19,552.62 km) SAmaury Feitosa Tomaz Airport (ERN)Eirunepe, Amazonas, BrazilView Amaury Feitosa Tomaz Airport on a map View satellite image of Amaury Feitosa Tomaz Airport Set ERN as destination Airport Get more information about Amaury Feitosa Tomaz Airport
1112,090.57 miles (19,457.83 km) WTefé Airport (TFF)Tefé, Amazonas, BrazilView Tefé Airport on a map View satellite image of Tefé Airport Set TFF as destination Airport Get more information about Tefé Airport
1212,049.76 miles (19,392.16 km) ESECaucayá Airport (LQM)Puerto Leguízamo, ColombiaView Caucayá Airport on a map View satellite image of Caucayá Airport Set LQM as destination Airport Get more information about Caucayá Airport
1312,030.94 miles (19,361.87 km) NNEJorge Enrique González Torres Airport (SJE)San José del Guaviare, ColombiaView Jorge Enrique González Torres Airport on a map View satellite image of Jorge Enrique González Torres Airport Set SJE as destination Airport Get more information about Jorge Enrique González Torres Airport
1412,023.77 miles (19,350.34 km) SSECruzeiro do Sul International Airport (CZS)Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, BrazilView Cruzeiro do Sul International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cruzeiro do Sul International Airport Set CZS as destination Airport Get more information about Cruzeiro do Sul International Airport
1512,006.64 miles (19,322.76 km) SELa Macarena Airport (LMC)La Macarena, ColombiaView La Macarena Airport on a map View satellite image of La Macarena Airport Set LMC as destination Airport Get more information about La Macarena Airport