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SBW Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SBW /
Airport Names:
  1. Sibu Airport
  2. Lapangan Terbang Sibu
  3. 诗巫机场
  4. WBGS
Location: Sibu, Malaysia
GPS Coordinates: 2°15'51"N by 111°58'57"E
Area Served: Bintangor, Sarikei, Kapit, and Sibu, Sarawak, East Malaysia
Operator/Owner: Government of Malaysia
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 122 feet (37 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Sibu Airport (SBW):

  • That night not only marked the first landing of a turbo-prop commercial aircraft on Sibu ground but subsequently it also commemorated the commencement of operation of the new airport located 23 km east south east Sibu town.
  • Sibu Airport handled 1,383,887 passengers last year.
  • Sibu New Airport was built with a single runway designated as runway 13/31.
  • On that remarkably historical night, the air traffic clearance "Clear to land" was issued from the Sibu Air Traffic Control Tower on the assigned frequency 122.6 MHZ to the first Boeing 737-500 to land on the asphalt surface of the designated runway 13.
  • Because of Sibu Airport's relatively low elevation of 122 feet, planes can take off or land at Sibu 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.
  • The furthest airport from Sibu Airport (SBW) is Ipiranga Airport (IPG), which is nearly antipodal to Sibu Airport (meaning Sibu Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Ipiranga Airport), and is located 12,312 miles (19,814 kilometers) away in Santo Antônio do Içá, Amazonas, Brazil.
  • The closest airport to Sibu Airport (SBW) is Mukah Airport (MKM), which is located 45 miles (72 kilometers) N of SBW.
  • In addition to being known as "Sibu Airport", other names for SBW include "Lapangan Terbang Sibu", "诗巫机场" and "WBGS".
  • The first airport in Sibu was built in Teku, during World War II by the Japanese as a basic air strip.
  • The actual official date of operation of the new airport began 1 June 1994.
  • Sibu Airport (SBW) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports from Sibu Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Sibu Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
144.87 miles (72.21 km) NMukah 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
267.87 miles (109.23 km) ESEKapit 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
393.03 miles (149.72 km) NEBintulu 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
4114.56 miles (184.37 km) WKuching International Airport (KCH)Kuching, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Kuching International Airport on a map View satellite image of Kuching International Airport Set KCH as destination Airport Get more information about Kuching International Airport
5125.40 miles (201.81 km) ENEBelaga 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
6156.40 miles (251.70 km) WSWSematan 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
7198.55 miles (319.53 km) NEMiri 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
8202.62 miles (326.09 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
9208.61 miles (335.73 km) NEMarudi 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
10209.92 miles (337.82 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
11230.78 miles (371.40 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
12235.51 miles (379.01 km) ENELong Lellang Airport (LGL)Long Lellang, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Long Lellang Airport on a map View satellite image of Long Lellang Airport Set LGL as destination Airport Get more information about Long Lellang Airport
13244.06 miles (392.77 km) SWSupadio 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)
14247.59 miles (398.45 km) ENELong Banga Airport (LBP)Long Banga, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Long Banga Airport on a map View satellite image of Long Banga Airport Set LBP as destination Airport Get more information about Long Banga Airport
15261.22 miles (420.40 km) ENEBario Kelabit Airport (BBN)Bario, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Bario Kelabit Airport on a map View satellite image of Bario Kelabit Airport Set BBN as destination Airport Get more information about Bario Kelabit Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Sibu Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Sibu Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,312.14 miles (19,814.41 km) ESEIpiranga 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
212,311.05 miles (19,812.66 km) ESELa 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
312,248.62 miles (19,712.20 km) SEAlfredo 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
412,245.74 miles (19,707.56 km) SETabatinga 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
512,240.29 miles (19,698.79 km) SSWCarauari 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
612,196.88 miles (19,628.92 km) WSWTefé 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
712,149.54 miles (19,552.74 km) SSEFabio 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
812,113.17 miles (19,494.21 km) ESEAraracuara 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
912,108.45 miles (19,486.61 km) SSEAmaury 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
1012,101.71 miles (19,475.77 km) ELa 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
1112,075.82 miles (19,434.09 km) WSWCoari Airport (CIZ)Coari, Amazonas, BrazilView Coari Airport on a map View satellite image of Coari Airport Set CIZ as destination Airport Get more information about Coari Airport
1212,073.67 miles (19,430.65 km) WSWBarcelos Airport (BAZ)Barcelos, Amazonas, BrazilView Barcelos Airport on a map View satellite image of Barcelos Airport Set BAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Barcelos Airport
1312,056.92 miles (19,403.69 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
1412,026.64 miles (19,354.96 km) SSWLábrea Airport (LBR)Lábrea, Amazonas, BrazilView Lábrea Airport on a map View satellite image of Lábrea Airport Set LBR as destination Airport Get more information about Lábrea Airport
1512,014.03 miles (19,334.66 km) NObando Airport (PDA)Puerto Inírida, ColombiaView Obando Airport on a map View satellite image of Obando Airport Set PDA as destination Airport Get more information about Obando Airport