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Old August 9th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #121
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beautiful airport, wrong location...

The Airport is putting a serious cap on Kota Kinabalu's current economic Boom, Why? because planes now zoom overhead of Kota Kinabalu's CBD districts making it impossible for the construction of high rise residential and commercial zones. Development is therefore forced to ' expand' rather than centralise thus forcing developers to open land elsewhere to develop. Which is wasting space unnecessarily...


And to top up all the noise pollution you are going to have as KK becomes busier ... The airport needs to be relocated if the future of KK's potential is to be realised
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Old August 9th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #122
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Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK)
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The airport first began as a military airfield built by the Japanese occupying forces during World-War II. It is also known then as Jesselton Airfield. Towards the end of the war, it suffered severe bombings by Allied Forces until the surrender of the Japanese army in 1945.

After the war, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) of North Borneo (now Sabah) took charge of the operations and maintenance of the airport. In 1957, the original grass strip runway was resurfaced with bitumen material and a new terminal was built. By 1959, the runway was extended to 1,593 metres long to enable the operation of Malaysia Airways Viscount aircraft. In 1963, there was the re-enforcement and further expansion of the runway to 1,921 meters long to cater for Comet 4 operations. Commercial flights and passenger arrivals gradually increased and a larger terminal building was needed to accommodate this increase.

In 1969 a British consultancy firm was appointed to formulate a Master Plan for a phased and organised development of KKIA from 1970 until 2000 and years beyond. The master plan was submitted to the government with the following recommendations:

To reinforce and expand the runway distance to 2,987 meters long to cater for Boeing Jet 707 and 747 operations.
To build a new terminal complex and parallel taxiway which connects to the runway.
To provide navigation equipments, communication facilities and a modern light system for the runway.

Around the 1970s to 1980s, a newer terminal building was built on the other side of the runway. Almost all commercial flights were shifted to this newer and larger terminal. From then on until recently, the original terminal became known as Airport Lama ("old airport"). In 1992, the DCA of Sabah was corporatised, and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad took over management and operations of the airport. Further expansion project began in 2006 for both terminals, and in January 2007 the original terminal was rebranded Terminal 2, and the other became known as Terminal 1.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #123
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i just hope that somehow someway they can think of some thing to solve the 'CBD height limit in Kota Kinabalu'
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Old August 9th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #124
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We should seeing at Likas bay to be the city's highrise instead!
The sylinder tower is the highest tower in KK......32 floors....pretty far away from KK.



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Old August 9th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #125
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(Out of topic)
Let's mind to the Likas bay, KK

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KKIA & Sutera Harbour



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Old August 9th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #126
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yeh that woud solve it, hope the plans ok to build a new CBD district in Likas Bay.Def lots of room for development at this corner of KK
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Old August 10th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #127
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i'll be visiting kota kinabalu this coming september for a meeting. i can't wait to try their new airport terminal.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #128
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unfortunately, likas bay houses the bird sanctuary. if development were to proceed there, many environmentalists will protest. i tink better place for future development is area near 1 borneo. lots of potential flat land over ther. summore far away from airport so can build higher.

but a good thing about the CBD being near the airport is tat.. it only takes 5 minutes from city centre to airport. very convenient for tourists and frequent business travellers. cheaper taxi fare too!

cons would be the noise.. i think now its still bearable, but in later years when more flights come in n out.. oh gosh, i wonder how people sleep at night. another con - (super duper rare) if a plane crashes during takeoff/landing over the CBD, just imagine the damage.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #129
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unfortunately, likas bay houses the bird sanctuary. if development were to proceed there, many environmentalists will protest. i tink better place for future development is area near 1 borneo. lots of potential flat land over ther. summore far away from airport so can build higher.

but a good thing about the CBD being near the airport is tat.. it only takes 5 minutes from city centre to airport. very convenient for tourists and frequent business travellers. cheaper taxi fare too!

cons would be the noise.. i think now its still bearable, but in later years when more flights come in n out.. oh gosh, i wonder how people sleep at night. another con - (super duper rare) if a plane crashes during takeoff/landing over the CBD, just imagine the damage.
1 Borneo location

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Old August 10th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #130
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unfortunately, likas bay houses the bird sanctuary. if development were to proceed there, many environmentalists will protest. i tink better place for future development is area near 1 borneo. lots of potential flat land over ther. summore far away from airport so can build higher.

but a good thing about the CBD being near the airport is tat.. it only takes 5 minutes from city centre to airport. very convenient for tourists and frequent business travellers. cheaper taxi fare too!

cons would be the noise.. i think now its still bearable, but in later years when more flights come in n out.. oh gosh, i wonder how people sleep at night. another con - (super duper rare) if a plane crashes during takeoff/landing over the CBD, just imagine the damage.

yeh true but doesnt mean everything has to centralised to KK, decentralisation of development to other areas like to 1 Borneo area is also good coz it reduces traffic.

KK will eventually grow larger and im not surprised if that happens.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #131
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KK Is AirAsia's Most Popular Destination
August 10, 2008 19:20 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- Kota Kinabalu has emerged as the most popular among 56 destinations budget airline AirAsia flies to now.

Kuching and Langkawi came second and third respectively in a survey conducted by the airline based on the average of passengers flying to each destination per month.

According to 'Travel 3 Sixty', the airline's monthly inflight magazine, the other seven most popular destinations in its top 10 list were Bangkok, Jakarta, Macau, Bali, Kota Baharu, Shenzen and Phuket.

But the August issue of the magazine does not seem to live up to its publisher's description of being "your sexy, stylish 5-star onboard companion". Its editorial team's ignorance of some local geographical facts was obvious.

In its column of second most popular destination, Kuching (the capital of Sarawak), it urges tourists to visit the 56Okm Kinabatangan River Wildlife Sanctuary. (Actually Kinabatangan River is in Sabah, not Sarawak).

The magazine also says that the rainforest in Kuching is sanctuary to some of the world's most stunning wildlife.

(This is also misleading as Kuching, being a city, does not have such a sanctuary).

-- BERNAMA
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Old August 10th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #132
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Airplanes @ Kota Kinabalu

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Malaysia Airlines







MASwings





Gading Sari (Transmile Air Services)



Fly Asian Xpress - FAX



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by Samuel chy



by Chan CS
Layang Layang Aerospace
From Spratly island of Layang Layang island, Sabah



Jeju Air

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Old August 10th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #133
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Airplanes @ Kota Kinabalu

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Qantas



Australian Airlines



Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT)



Brisair



Batavia Air



UNI Air


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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #134
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whut da Qantas & Australian air doin there
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Old August 11th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #135
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those are old photos. can see from the airport aerial view - still the old terminal 1 and no construction works. qantas n australian air used to serve kk-sydney a few years back. FAX picture also old - cos they dun exist anymore.
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Old August 11th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #136
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FAT airlines? nice. airport looks super too!
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