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Malaysia develops new international airport


Published on Aug 22, 2011

Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in the eastern Peninsular Malaysia state of Kelantan will be upgraded to accommodate international flights next month. The work will see with the airport’s runway extended at a cost of MYR45.5 million (US$15.2 million), enabling wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 to land at the Kota Bharu hub, in northern Malaysia. Airport authorities are preparing for the international fl ights by upgrading its customs, immigration and quarantine facilities. The Kota Bharu airport will become Malaysia Airports’ sixth international hub, following Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi.

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