Named after the reigning and the fifth ruler of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport is the airport serving the Pahang state, and an important gateway to the infamous Cherating Club Med. It is located approximately 15 km from Kuantan, the capital city of the state. Its IATA code is “KUA”, and ICAO code is “WMKD”.
How to travel between Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport and Kuantan
Taxis to Kuantan town are available just outside the airport terminal building. One-way trip from airport to Kuantan town should cost around RM15 to RM20.
Passengers can pre-arrange with tour agencies for transfer services before arriving at Kuantan. One-way transfer costs around RM90 to RM160 for up to 3 pax, and around RM140 to RM235 for up to 6 pax.
By rental car:
Car rental companies operating at the airport include Avis, Hawk, Insas Pacific and Mayflower. Passengers can rent sedans, MPVs, SUVs, minivans, and compact pickup trucks, at daily rate of RM165 to RM650.
Airlines served by Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport:
Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport is directly connected to two domestic airports, namely Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang International Airport. International connectivity is limited to Singapore at the moment. Airlines operating from the airport are Firefly and Malaysia Airlines.