Miri is in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia and is very close to the border of Brunei Darussalam. It is a gateway to the northern region of this state. Miri is an extremely important city in Malaysia and is filled with many tourist destinations, shopping centres, business centres and official buildings. The Malaysia theme of “East meets West” is very apparent here
Miri International Airport ranks number three for aircraft movements in the Malaysian top ten airports list and fifth in passenger movements. In 2008 there were 1.5 million passengers and 38,172 aircraft movements and in 2012 that has increased to 2,018,415 passengers with 45,127 aircraft movements.
The airport is publicly owned by the Malaysian Government and operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.
An upgrade to the airport was completed in 2003 on time and within budget. The work involved extending the runway to 2,745 metres and constructing a new parallel taxiway of 1620 metres. The existing parking apron was widened to accommodate the Airbus 330 aircraft.
The terminal was completely rebuilt a couple of years after the upgrade and the new one opened in 2005 and has all the facilities expected of a new modern airport. There are plenty of shops and a variety of bars and restaurants. The check-in desks use modern systems for baggage handling and all the desks have clearly marked signage.
Flights and Destinations
Air Asia – Kuching,Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia Airlines – Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur
MASwings – Sibu, Ba’kelalan, Mulu, Bario, Mukah, Bintulu, Marudi, Kota Kinabalu, Long Seridan, Labuan, Long Lellang, Lawas, Long Banga, Limbang, Long Akah
Malindo Air – Kuala Lumpur
Transport To and From the Airport
There are plenty of taxis available outside the arrivals hall. The taxis use the coupon system so make sure you purchase a couple for your destination at the desk inside the arrivals hall before going out to the taxi rank. Any one way fares are at a fixed price and the taxi fee into the town is about RM20.00. A 24-hour taxi service is also available and can be reached at +6085432277. Many travels agents and hotels will come to the airport to collect their guests.
There are good road connections to Brunei and many other places in Sarawak. The Brunei and Sabah access is via the excellent Pan Borneo Highway. Car rental is available and it is probably best to book on line before you arrive.
Routes To Miri Airport
- Bario to Miri
- Bintulu to Miri
- Kota Kinabalu to Miri
- Kuala Lumpur, Sepang to Miri
- Kuching to Miri
- Labuan to Miri
- Lawas to Miri
- Limbang to Miri
- Long Akah to Miri
- Long Lellang to Miri
- Long Seridan to Miri
- Marudi to Miri
- Mukah to Miri
- Mulu to Miri
- Senai, Johor Bahru to Miri
- Sibu to Miri
- Subang, Shah Alam to Miri