Kota Kinabalu International Airport (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK) is an international airport which located in the city of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, the land below the wind. It is situated about 8 km away from the heart of the Kota Kinabalu city centre. It is the second busiest airport in Malaysia, after Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) with around 4 million passengers using this airport annually for domestic and international flights. If you are traveling by air, the airport provides the main access into the state of Sabah and into Borneo island. The airport is divided into 2 terminals, namely Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The new terminal building (Terminal 1) officially opened in 2008 offers all the facilities of a modern airport, which features duty-free shops, other shops, lounges, travel agents, restaurants, and other facilities. Terminal 1 is the main terminal of Kota Kinabalu International Airport and you can reach the terminal via Jalan Putatan in Petagas nearby Kepayan. Terminal 2 is the original terminal building of the airport when it is first built. It is accessed via Jalan Mat Salleh in Tanjung Aru and is located on the other side of the runway from Terminal 1. Do make sure which terminal your airlines will be operated, as the both terminals are not connected to each other. Locker service is also available at affordable charge. Other attractions nearby Kota Kinabalu International Airport include Tanjung Aru Beach, Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and the famous Mount Kinabalu.
Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are about 20 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu city centre depending on traffic conditions. There are shuttle buses, metered taxis and Uber available for passengers travelling to and from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The bus ticket is around RM 5.00 per trip while the taxi fare should be about RM 30++ from the Kota Kinabalu city centre to Terminal 1 or Terminal 2.
Located just 10 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu city centre, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a luxurious 5-stars retreat that provides the perfect stay for an amazing escapes. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, comprises 492 luxurious rooms and suites. All rooms are designed to provide contemporary luxury inspired by the colours and textures of traditional Borneo. Rooms and suites offer impressive views of both the ocean and Mount Kinabalu or South China Sea. How to get there? From Kota Kinabalu International Airport, you can call for hotel’s limousine transfer at certain charges. The taxi fare between the airport and the resort generally costs around MR 30 - 40 per journey, depending on the type of vehicle.
The heritage 2-stars hotel offers a spacious accommodation in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. There are total of 44 astonishing rooms featuring Standard Twin Room and Family Room equipped with a balcony with amazing view. A complimentary breakfast is included in the room charges. Casuarina Hotel is just a few minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. For your convenience, the hotel provides free airport shuttle bus from the airport to and from the hotel that runs from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm daily. The shuttle bus is also available upon request after the specific time with charges. Complimentary shuttle bus to Kota Kinabalu town is also provided and subject to availability. This contemporary design hotel features dark wood and all room are equipped with air conditioner and minibar. Casuarina Hotel provides free Wi-Fi in the lobby area. You also can try a multi-cuisine restaurant available in the hotel.