Langkawi International Airport, a port of entry serving as the major transport route to the archipelago of Langkawi, is part of the state of Kedah in Malaysia. It can be found in Padang Matsirat, which lies about 11 kilometres away from the city. It handles over a million passengers every year, with nearly 40,000 aircraft movements. This port of entry connects travellers to some parts of Malaysia and Singapore, which allows access to the major attractions of the archipelago.
Those looking for the airport on the map will find it between 6.32973 (latitude) and 99.7286987 (longitude). It lies at an elevation of 29 ft above mean sea level, with a runway extending up to 12,500 ft. This allows large passenger aircraft to make their way to the archipelago. Upon landing here, one will find that the airport serves as a venue for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA). It is an international aerospace event for the aviation industry, which also demonstrates aero performances for the public.
Langkawi Permata Kedah (which translates to Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah) makes a nice destination due to its relatively pristine beaches and jungle. The clear waters are not the only attraction, though, as the 99 islands that compose the archipelago has villages that allow tourists to view the rural side of Malaysia. There might be a number of spas, restaurants, and bars here, but the small communities still maintain their simple lifestyle.
Tourists can also check out sights like the Kota Mahsuri, a shrine to a Malay princess who was unjustly accused of adultery. Her execution made her curse Langkawi for seven generations, or so the legend says. The shrine serves to honour her memory, as well as let visitors view a traditional house, a theatre, and even a diorama museum. From here, tourists can check out the countryside and venture to Telaga Tujuh. The freshwater rock pools here are located at the top of a waterfall and are connected to each other by a small mountain stream. Many other sights can be found here, making Langkawi a nice destination to spend a getaway.
The terminal serves travellers coming from and going to Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Singapore. The airlines serving here include AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, SilkAir, and Tigerair.