Lahad Datu Airport is located approximately 1 km from Lahad Datu, a town in the Sabah state. Towns with closest proximity to the airport are Lahad Datu, Kunak, and Kinabatangan. As a smaller airport, Lahad Datu Airport is designed to handle Fokker 50s or smaller aircrafts. The airport also serves as a transit point for visitors on the way to Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Danum Valley Conservation Area, and Madai Caves. Its IATA code is “LDU”, and ICAO code is “WBKD”.
How to travel between Lahad Datu Airport and Lahad Datu Town
Getting to and from Lahad Datu:
As the airport is only 1 km away from Lahad Datu town, passengers can always take a slow walk to town.
Taxis are generally available at the Lahad Datu airport and around town. However, these taxis are not metered. Remember to negotiate and agree on the taxi fare first.
By rental car:
There are a handful of car rental companies in Lahad Datu, including AsiaFacific and Borneo Services. These companies do not operate at the airport itself but do provide vehicles drop off / pick up services at selected locations. Vehicles available include sedans, vans, pick-up trucks, and 4WDs. Daily rental is in the range of RM100 to RM350. Bike rental is also available near the Lahad Datu airport, at RM90 per day.
Airlines served by Lahad Datu Airport:
At the moment, Lahad Datu Airport is only connected to Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Malaysia Airlines (operated by MASwings) is operating from the airport.