New international airport in Kuantan expected to be operational in 2026 — MB

KUANTAN (July 6): The construction of the Kuantan International Airport in Gebeng here is scheduled to begin next year before operating in 2026 with a development cost of RM2 billion, said Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.

The new airport is also part of plans to develop an aero-space city mixed development project involving an area of 5,042 hectares which he described would be a catalyst for Pahang’s economic growth.

The existing Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah airport here belongs to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the construction of the new airport was decided at the end of 2019 with approval from the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) obtained on Oct 21.