The Sultan Mahmud Airport is an airport in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia. It was named after the 16th Sultan of Terengganu, Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, who ruled from 1979 to 1998.
The airport serves Kuala Terengganu which is located 8km away. In 2008, the Malaysian government planned to upgrade the airport. This includes funding for the runway extension and upgrade the terminal of the airport. The terminal was designed to handle 2 million passengers every year. Currently, the Sultan Mahmud Airport has a single runway and serves Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Airasia and Malindo Air. Malaysia Airlines has agreed with Tabung Haji that it will also bring passengers to the Holy Land Mecca via Jeddah and Madinah during the seasonal period of pilgrimage. On October 11, 2008, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400 from Kuala Lumpur landed there, the first Boeing 747 to do so.
The Sultan Mahmud Airport is the gateway to the Kuala Terengganu city, the state capital of Terengganu. This city lies on the south of the Terengganu River. Being at the city centre, guests may find several places of interest.
The Terengganu State Museum has been acknowledged to be the largest museum in Southeast Asia. Hence, it is expected to showcase a large collections of cultural artefacts and artworks. This include the famous Batu Bersurat Terengganu.
The Islamic Heritage Park is also known as Taman Tamadun Islam, is located at the island of Wan Man. This park houses miniature replicas of nearly 22 famous mosques, minarets and tombs from around the world such as Taj Mahal and the Blue Mosque.
The Crystal Mosque is an amazing structure made of steel, glass and crystal. It is located in the Islamic Heritage Park and can accommodate over 1500 people.
Another interesting mosque to visit since it is the first floating mosque in Malaysia. The Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque was built in a combination of contemporary and traditional Moorish architecture styles.
Grand Puteri Hotel has a very good location, situated 6.66km from the Sultan Mahmud Airport. It offers splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided.
This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Get the most excellent services and make your stay a memorable experience. Hotel Grand Continental Kuala Terengganu is situated around 7.11km from the Sultan Mahmud Airport.
Fancy staying in a beach themed hotel, one shall make a reservation at this hotel. You may experience the beach activities in Terengganu. This hotel is about 5.59km from the Sultan Mahmud Airport.
Another great overnight option situated about 1.6km from the Sultan Mahmud Airport. A simple, yet practical hotel with decent facilities.
For family vacation or leisure, Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Terengganu provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay. It is conveniently reachable from the Sultan Mahmud Airport around 6.63 km.
One of the most common preferred hotel situated just 1.07km from the Sultan Mahmud Airport. This is the nearest spot from the airport and likable by many tourist travelling solo, accompanied with friends or family.