Servicing the Malaysian state of Kedah, Langkawi International Airport is a major Asian travel hub. The duty-free island is a mecca for both local and international holidaymakers, bound for one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful tropical destinations.
As well as welcoming millions of passengers every year, Langkawi International Airport is also a wildly popular tourist attraction. Every year it hosts the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, a global aviation industry event featuring free aero performances for the public.
Langkawi International Airport is located in within Padang Matsirat, in the southwestern part of the island. It’s just a 20-minute drive from the town of Kuah, and the island’s popular Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah stretch. From here, the Langkawi Jetty Point serves as a jumping point to the archipelago, as well as neighbouring countries like Thailand.
Opened in 1993, Langkawi International Airport was originally used as an airfield for both the Japanese army and the British air force. It’s the gateway to the 104 islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago, famous for its stunning white sandy beaches, forested hills, crystal-clear waters and vibrant culture.