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Senai International Airport (“Senai Airport”), (Code IATA: JHB; ICAO: WMKJ) was formerly known as Sultan Ismail International Airport and is the domestic and international airport serving Johor Bahru and the southernmost region of Peninsular Malaysia. Built in 1974, the airport was operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad until November 2003, when it was acquired by Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd (“SATSSB”). Senai Airport remains Malaysia’s only commercially privatised airport.

The principal activities of SATSSB are managing, operating, maintaining, and developing the Senai Airport and provision of airport and aviation related services at the said airport, pursuant to the concession granted by the Government for a period of fifty (50) years.

The Senai Airport site occupies approximately 1,225.58 acres of land in the district of Kulaijaya. Airport revenue is primarily derived from landing fees, passenger service charges and ground handling fees charged to the airlines operating flights in and out of Senai Airport.

Senai Airport also derives revenue from other non-aeronautical business operations such as car parking fees, rentals of retail lot and advertisement, rentals of cargo and aviation operation spaces and the land lease of Senai Airport Free Industrial Zone (63 acres) and Senai Airport Aviation Park (250 acres).

Since the inception of SATSSB, passenger throughput has been steadily climbing from 0.8 million in 2003 to 2.6 million in 2015. Senai Airport also has been dubbed as Malaysia’s fastest growing Airport in Malaysia by the leading provider of independent aviation market research intelligence, CAPA – Centre of Aviation.  

To date, Senai Airport is connected to 14 domestic and international destinations by 4 airlines namely AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air. SATSSB is still enthusiastic for further growth and is striving to achieve the target to handle 5.8milion passengers in 2020.