Sultan Ismail Petra Airport

Sultan Ismail Petra Airport

The Sultan Ismail Petra Airport is one of two major hubs in the East coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

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The Sultan Ismail Petra Airport is located in Pengkalan Chepa, on the outskirts of Kota Bharu, the capital city of Kelantan state. Named after the thirteen Sultan of Kelantan, the present airport was officially opened in September 2002. The airport is a minor historical site, being a former British military airfield that has the dubious honour of being the landing site of the Japanese invasion of Malaya during World War II. After its official opening, the airport handles passengers of flights from three airlines.

The airport offers flights between a total of four domestic destinations from Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, and Firefly. Both Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia offer flights to Kuala Lumpur via KLIA, while Firefly offers flights to Subang and Penang. The airport does not offer any international flights at present.

The present airport was built incorporating Moorish and Islamic architectural designs, with beautiful curved archways. Facilities at the airport include car rental counters, Automated Teller Machines, currency exchange and restaurants.

Operating Hours

The airport's normal operating hours are between 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. In event of flight delays, the airport will remain open until the flight has taken off, or has been cancelled.

The airport is located on the outskirts of Kota Bharu, the capital of Kelantan. Coupon taxis are available at the airport and the average fare between Kota Bharu and the airport is RM27.

Bus Service

Public bus service between Kota Bharu and the airport is also available. Buses arrive at 30 minute intervals on an average in front of the airport.


Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ismail Petra

16100 Kota Bharu,


Operating Hours

6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Contact Number


Fax Number: +609-7732852