KOTA BHARU: The Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (LTSIP) in Pengkalan Chepa will be poised to become an international airport after the current upgrading exercise is fully completed, depending on flight demand, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

He said the upgrading project costing more than RM440 million was expected to be completed by mid-2024 and would allow the airport to accommodate up to four million passengers per annum (MPPA).

“The main scope of the project includes the expansion and upgrading of the existing terminal building to increase its capacity from 1.5 MPPA to four MPPA, which is expected to be achieved by 2028.Read more