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TWU Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: TWU / WBKW
Airport Names:
  1. Tawau Airport
  2. Lapangan Terbang Tawau
Location: Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
GPS Coordinates: 4°18'47"N by 118°7'18"E
Area Served: Tawau Division, Sabah, East Malaysia
Operator/Owner: Government of Malaysia
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 57 feet (17 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Tawau Airport (TWU):

  • An airport police station is located just at the opposite of the main terminal building.
  • During the early days, Tawau airport was located on Jalan Utara, literally known as Northern road about 2 mi away from Tawau.
  • Tawau airport is the nearest airport to the diving islands of Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai.
  • Tawau Airport (TWU) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Tawau Airport (TWU) is Coari Airport (CIZ), which is nearly antipodal to Tawau Airport (meaning Tawau Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Coari Airport), and is located 12,350 miles (19,875 kilometers) away in Coari, Amazonas, Brazil.
  • Because of Tawau Airport's relatively low elevation of 57 feet, planes can take off or land at Tawau 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.
  • According to a survey, the old airport has one of the shortest runways in the country.
  • In addition to being known as "Tawau Airport", another name for TWU is "Lapangan Terbang Tawau".
  • Tawau Airport handled 1,202,344 passengers last year.
  • The closest airport to Tawau Airport (TWU) is Nunukan Airport (NNX), which is located 34 miles (54 kilometers) WSW of TWU.

Map of Nearest Airports from Tawau Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Tawau Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
133.64 miles (54.15 km) WSWNunukan Airport (NNX)Nunukan, East Kalimantan, IndonesiaView Nunukan Airport on a map View satellite image of Nunukan Airport Set NNX as destination Airport Get more information about Nunukan Airport
234.02 miles (54.74 km) ENESemporna Airport (SMM)Sabah, MalaysiaView Semporna Airport on a map View satellite image of Semporna Airport Set SMM as destination Airport Get more information about Semporna Airport
351.59 miles (83.02 km) NNELahad Datu Airport (LDU)Lahad Datu, Sabah, MalaysiaView Lahad Datu Airport on a map View satellite image of Lahad Datu Airport Set LDU as destination Airport Get more information about Lahad Datu Airport
461.79 miles (99.45 km) SSWBunyu Airport (BYQ)Bunyu, Kalimantan (Borneo), IndonesiaView Bunyu Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunyu Airport Set BYQ as destination Airport Get more information about Bunyu Airport
578.22 miles (125.88 km) SSWJuwata Airport (TRK)Tarakan, East Kalimantan, IndonesiaView Juwata Airport on a map View satellite image of Juwata Airport Set TRK as destination Airport Get more information about Juwata Airport
6109.86 miles (176.80 km) NSandakan Airport (SDK)Sandakan, MalaysiaView Sandakan Airport on a map View satellite image of Sandakan Airport Set SDK as destination Airport Get more information about Sandakan Airport
7122.59 miles (197.28 km) ENESanga-Sanga Airport (TWT)Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, PhilippinesView Sanga-Sanga Airport on a map View satellite image of Sanga-Sanga Airport Set TWT as destination Airport Get more information about Sanga-Sanga Airport
8152.76 miles (245.84 km) WNWLapangan Terbang Keningau Keningau Airport (KGU)Keningau, Sabah, MalaysiaView Lapangan Terbang Keningau Keningau Airport on a map View satellite image of Lapangan Terbang Keningau Keningau Airport Set KGU as destination Airport Get more information about Lapangan Terbang Keningau Keningau Airport
9156.51 miles (251.88 km) SSWKalimarau Airport (BEJ)Tanjung Redeb, Berau, East Kalimantan, IndonesiaView Kalimarau Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalimarau Airport Set BEJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kalimarau Airport
10165.69 miles (266.65 km) WLong Pasia Airport (GSA)Long Pasia, Sabah, MalaysiaView Long Pasia Airport on a map View satellite image of Long Pasia Airport Set GSA as destination Airport Get more information about Long Pasia Airport
11170.89 miles (275.02 km) WJuvai Semaring Airport (LBW)Long Bawan, East Kalimantan, IndonesiaView Juvai Semaring Airport on a map View satellite image of Juvai Semaring Airport Set LBW as destination Airport Get more information about Juvai Semaring Airport
12173.94 miles (279.93 km) WBa'kelalan Airport (BKM)Bakalalan, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Ba'kelalan Airport on a map View satellite image of Ba'kelalan Airport Set BKM as destination Airport Get more information about Ba'kelalan Airport
13175.08 miles (281.77 km) WLong Semado Airport (LSM)Long Semado, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Long Semado Airport on a map View satellite image of Long Semado Airport Set LSM as destination Airport Get more information about Long Semado Airport
14181.29 miles (291.75 km) NWKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaView Kota Kinabalu International Airport on a map View satellite image of Kota Kinabalu International Airport Set BKI as destination Airport Get more information about Kota Kinabalu International Airport
15181.79 miles (292.56 km) WLong Sukang Airport (LSU)Long Sukang, Sarawak, MalaysiaView Long Sukang Airport on a map View satellite image of Long Sukang Airport Set LSU as destination Airport Get more information about Long Sukang Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Tawau Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Tawau Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,349.57 miles (19,874.66 km) ECoari 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
212,283.46 miles (19,768.26 km) WSWPonta Pelada Airport (PLL)Manaus, Amazonas, BrazilView Ponta Pelada Airport on a map View satellite image of Ponta Pelada Airport Set PLL as destination Airport Get more information about Ponta Pelada Airport
312,283.16 miles (19,767.78 km) SWBrigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport (MAO)Manaus, Amazonas, BrazilView Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport on a map View satellite image of Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport Set MAO as destination Airport Get more information about Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport
412,230.20 miles (19,682.56 km) ESETefé 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
512,195.60 miles (19,626.87 km) SSEBarcelos 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
612,152.07 miles (19,556.81 km) SELábrea 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
712,142.11 miles (19,540.78 km) WSWMaués Airport (MBZ)Maués, Amazonas, BrazilView Maués Airport on a map View satellite image of Maués Airport Set MBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Maués Airport
812,102.52 miles (19,477.07 km) SSEPorto Velho-Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport (Belmonte) (PVH)Porto Velho, BrazilView Porto Velho-Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport (Belmonte) on a map View satellite image of Porto Velho-Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport (Belmonte) Set PVH as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Velho-Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport (Belmonte)
912,089.04 miles (19,455.37 km) ECarauari 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
1012,066.75 miles (19,419.50 km) WSWJúlio Belém Airport (PIN)Parintins, Amazonas, BrazilView Júlio Belém Airport on a map View satellite image of Júlio Belém Airport Set PIN as destination Airport Get more information about Júlio Belém Airport
1112,031.82 miles (19,363.29 km) WItaituba Airport (ITB)Itaituba, Pará, BrazilView Itaituba Airport on a map View satellite image of Itaituba Airport Set ITB as destination Airport Get more information about Itaituba Airport
1212,011.23 miles (19,330.15 km) WSWPorto de Trombetas Airport (TMT)Porto Trombetas, Oriximiná, Pará, BrazilView Porto de Trombetas Airport on a map View satellite image of Porto de Trombetas Airport Set TMT as destination Airport Get more information about Porto de Trombetas Airport
1311,992.40 miles (19,299.84 km) SSWAripuanã Airport (AIR)Aripuanã, Mato Grosso, BrazilView Aripuanã Airport on a map View satellite image of Aripuanã Airport Set AIR as destination Airport Get more information about Aripuanã Airport
1411,983.73 miles (19,285.90 km) SJosé Coleto Airport (JPR)Ji-Paraná, Rondônia, BrazilView José Coleto Airport on a map View satellite image of José Coleto Airport Set JPR as destination Airport Get more information about José Coleto Airport
1511,962.13 miles (19,251.14 km) SSWJuruena Airport (JRN)Juruena, Mato Grosso, BrazilView Juruena Airport on a map View satellite image of Juruena Airport Set JRN as destination Airport Get more information about Juruena Airport