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Malacca Airport (Melaka): a quick look

by on November 15, 2019
 

Malacca Airport (Malay: Melaka Airport), is the only airport within Malaysia’s third smallest state after Perlis and Penang. The city’s recorded history dates back to the early 15th century, and shares UNESCO World Heritage City status with George Town Penang.

Malacca International Airport’s terminal complex covers 75,000 sq ft. It is equipped with international-standard amenities built to handle 1.5 million passengers annually. The airport’s single 2135m runway is sufficient to support services using Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft. The airport also has a number of ATR72 flights, operated by Malindo Air.

Address:
Jalan Lapangan Terbang Melaka,
75350 Batu Berendam
Melaka
Phone: 06-317 5860

Airport Code: MKZ
Website:
There is no dedicated website

Malacca Airport (Melaka) ‘must knows’

Melaka Airport, is located in Batu Berendam, close to the main road connecting the city to the North South Highway.

Who flies there?

  • Malindo Air and AirAsia 
    • daily flights to/from Penang (PEN)
  • Malindo also flies
    • daily to Langkawi (LGK) 
    • Pekanbaru (PKU) in Sumatra, and 
    • 4X weekly to Kota Bahru (KBR).

When searching for your flight, you need to enter Melaka, the local name.

1. Airport layout

The airport has a single level terminal, with a ‘straight through’ arrangement.  Domestic passengers walk straight through to baggage collection. International passengers are directed through Immigration before collecting their baggage and completing Customs formalities.

There are no aerobridges. Please advise your airline in advance if you need any special assistance.

There are four doors on the land side of the terminal. Gates 1 and 2 indicate the Departure areas, Gates 3 & 4 are for Arrivals.

2. Getting to and from the airport

Taxi

Metered taxis aren’t available, taxi coupons should be purchased from the counter in front of the Arrival Gates, beside Door 4. A taxi coupon to Melaka City will cost MYR35.

If you have a ride share app e.g. Grab or other, it will be considerably cheaper. We paid MYR20. (Uber is not available in Malaysia).

By car (self-drive / drop off or collect)

There are no hire car counters at the airport. However, you could make enquiries at the Tourist Information Counter outside the International Arrival Gate.

Public Transport

Malacca Airport is not serviced by public transport. The closest bus connection is at Melaka Sentral Bus Station close to the city.

3. Arriving

The air-side entrance is clearly marked and signage is clear. If you are arriving off an international flight, use the same entrance, but keep left and follow the signs. You will pass through Immigration and then to the baggage collection area.

The wait for baggage should not be very long, this is not a busy airport and the distance from the aircraft to the baggage collection is short. Be prepared to wait a little longer if it is raining.

After collecting your luggage, proceed to Customs, from an international flight, or straight to the doors if domestic. Trolleys are available at no cost.

Meeting People

Arriving passengers emerge from the airport terminal at Gates 3 or 4. There is a taxi coupon desk inside Door 4.

Parking

Parking is available in the open car park in front of the terminal building.

4. Departing

Checking-in

The Check-in counters are located at the left as you face the terminal building. You can find free trolleys outside Gates 1 and 2.

Access to the check-in area is via the entrances with bag scanners. You should pass your check-in bags through the scanners if they are manned. We were unable to locate any bag wrapping service in the departure area.

For ticketing enquiries, check with Airline representatives close to the check-in area. There is also an Information counter to the right of the check-in area.

Services and facilities

The airport toilets are clean and a nursing room. There are no Lounge facilities.

Duty Free

As we were flying domestically, we cannot confirm the availability of a duty free service. As Malindo Air is currently providing the only scheduled international service, using an ATR72 aircraft, it is unlikely there is enough traffic to sustain a duty free outlet at this time.

Where to eat?

We were unable to find any sit-down or take-away food outlets. However, snack foods are available at the small convenience shops near the Arrival gate. There is a stall selling snacks in the Departure waiting area.

5. Other useful info

The airport code is MKZ  The main attractions are the historical city, although there are a number of resorts located in the area. 

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