The year Senai International Airport (previously known as Sultan Ismail International Airport) was officially opened for commercial operation to serve the southern region of Malaysia. The Airport was previously managed by The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and later by Malaysia Airport Holding Berhad (MAHB) in the year 1992.
Privatisation to SATSSB
Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd (SATSSB) took over the management and operations of Senai International Airport
Completion of cargo terminal
Senai Cargo Terminal was constructed with a built-up area of 3,600 sq m and has a capacity to handle up to 80,000 tonnes cargo per annum.
The runway was extended from 3,354 metres to 3,800 metres.
Acquisition by MMC
SATSSB was acquired 100% by MMC Corp Berhad and became part of MMC.
Senai International Airport now handles 630 flight movements weekly, with average of 90 flight movements per day. Airlines operating here include Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo Air, Jin Air which fly direct to eleven domestic destinations and seven international destinations.
Since the inception of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, passenger throughput has been steadily climbing from 0.8 million in 2003 to 2.8 million in 2016. The highest jump in terms of passenger movement was in 2013 with 44.3% passengers increase, the highest among other Malaysian airports.
With such a long runway, Senai International Airport is able to accommodate the landing of the largest passenger aircraft in the world the Airbus A380 as well as the giant cargo carrier Antonov 124.
Completion of Aeromall
The Aeromall was the first stand-alone external airport mall in Malaysia. The development of the Aeromall on a 20ha site, annexed to Senai Airport offers 83,375ft² of retail space to passengers and public for them to have better shopping experience with more choices to shop and dine.
Tonnes of Cargo
Senai International Airport Cargo Terminal is capable to handle a maximum capacity of 80,000 tonnes of cargo per year. Currently, 90% of the cargo is live seafood and perishable items connecting Sabah and Sarawak to Johor.
SBAT started operations
SATSSB’s commenced its pivate jet terminal, Senai Business Aviation Terminal (SBAT) in March 2015. Since then SBAT has handled various types of private jets such as Cessna, Gulfstream, Jetstar, Fokker and many more. SBAT comes with 3 conference rooms, 2 lounges and an event hall to cater for, meetings, seminars, events and trainings.
Acres of SAFIZ land
SENAI AIRPORT FREE INDUSTRIAL ZONE has a total land area of 107.4 acres. Currently the free zone houses companies such as BMW Regional Part Distribution Centre, Celestica Electronics (M) Sdn. Bhd, and Pokka (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
area of Senai Airport Aviation Park (SAAP)
SATSSB is aggressively promoting aviation related activities such as MRO & FBO activities, logistics and distribution centre, General Aviation and Aviation Training at SAAP.