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Kuching International Airport (KCH) is the fourth busiest in Malaysia. Built in the 1940s and renovated in 2006, it is located 11 kilometres south of Kuching. The airport is able to handle five million passengers per year and can also handle wide body aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and the Airbus 380 since its runways and taxiways were extended in 2008. The Royal Malaysian Air Force is also based at the airport.Don’t Miss
Travellers who have an economy class ticket and would like to experience a little luxury before boarding their flight can purchase a lounge pass which will enable them to enjoy free food and drinks and free Wi-fi along with other luxuries, depending on the type of lounge pass purchased. It is possible to either pay at the door to the lounge or book a lounge pass online.
Although Kuching International Airport (KCH) is not a large facility, the shopping area is very modern and is home to many speciality shops which are great fun for travellers to explore before they board their flight. The shops are located on level one of the public concourse, on the ground floor and also on level 2. There are also some shops inside the departure area.
Restaurants and Bars
Kuching International Airport (KCH) has an excellent choice of restaurants, cafés and bars for its passengers’ comfort and convenience. McDonalds, Starbucks and KFC have a presence here, along with other restaurants, cafés and coffee shops. There is a good choice of international cuisine available that cater for all tastes.Shopping
Shopping at Kuching International Airport(KCH) is excellent and there is a great choice of shopping options including jewellery and perfume, duty-free items like alcohol, cosmetics and perfumes, plus shops stocked with clothing and souvenirs and some specialty stores. There are ATMs located throughout the airport and currency exchange is also available. Car rental is also readily available at Kuching International Airport.