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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):

  • According to a survey, the old airport has one of the shortest runways in the country.
  • Taxi coupon or town shuttle bus ticket to Tawau or Semporna can be bought at the respective counters inside the terminal.
  • 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.
  • The airport was subsequently opened to public in December 2001.
  • Like other airports in the country, Tawau Airport is under the management of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.
  • In addition to being known as "Tawau Airport", another name for TWU is "Lapangan Terbang Tawau".
  • 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.
  • The closest airport to Tawau Airport (TWU) is Nunukan Airport (NNX), which is located 34 miles (54 kilometers) WSW of TWU.
  • Tawau Airport handled 1,202,344 passengers last year.
  • Tawau Airport (TWU) currently has only 1 runway.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set JRN as destination Airport Get more information about Juruena Airport