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Penang International Airport
Bayan Lepas, Malaysia
Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP), previously known as the Bayan Lepas International Airport, is situated outside the Bayan Lepas suburb in Southwest Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia. The airport is located 14 km (8.7 mi) south of George Town, the capital city of Penang. It is the oldest airport in the country, being opened in 1935 when Penang was part of the Straits Settlements. Penang International Airport is a medium-sized airport with good connections to major cities in South East Asia. The airport serves as the main airport for the northern region of Malaysia. Passengers arriving or departing from the north will have a view of George Town, Butterworth, and both the Penang Bridge and the Second Penang Bridge. Waiting times for check-in and baggage claims are relatively short compared to other larger regional airports. The airport is not crowded and basic facilities are available for users. There is insufficient information about prayer facilities at Penang International Airport.