Penang International Airport expansion project


Penang’s airport is expected to be expanded soon at a cost of between RM800 million and RM900 million.

The expansion will double the terminal’s gross floor area to 113,005 sq m from 54,582 sq m.

The new design will have the capacity to accommodate 12 million passengers per annum, from 6.5 million today, and can handle 25 commercial aircraft at any one time. The number of parking bays will also be increased to 1,800 bays from 1,218 presently.

Together with a separate proposal, Mitsui Outlet Park will be built next to the new terminal building.

Construction work to expand the Penang airport is scheduled to start in June next year and is expected to be completed by 2024.


  1. mitsui
    December 19th, 2019 at 17:53 | #1

    Looks like Chung San and all the other houses along the air strip will have to make way for the expansion soon.

  2. Syd
    December 19th, 2019 at 18:11 | #2

    12 mil pax capacity is not enough. By 2024, i think penang airport would reach its maximum new terminsl capacity once its completed. They should design it for 20 mil pax.
    Reason for this is airasia’s plan to fly from penang to various cities in china snd india and possibly australia.currently it cannot do this as airport lack facilities.

    • Wayne Chee
      December 28th, 2019 at 00:12 | #3

      Strongly agreed!

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