An aerotropolis is a metropolitan subregion whose infrastructure, land use, and economy are centred on an airport.
The proposed site for Kedah Aerotropolis is at Mukim Sidam Kiri of the Kuala Muda District. This 9,800-acre development will consist of the Kulim International Airport (KXP) and the Sidam Logistics, Aerospace & Manufacturing Hub (SLAM).
KXP and SLAM are expected to be a game changer for NCER’s economy. These projects will support the growth of e-commerce, not just in the region but also in Southern Thailand. It will also help accelerate the advancement of high-tech industries, such as the Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies (MRO) subsector.
One of KXP’s key advantages over many other airports is its ability to integrate sea-air-surface transport modes. With its close location to Penang Port in Pulau Pinang, KXP is in a position to facilitate sea-to-air transportation at half the cost and half the time. In addition, KXP has readily available land that can cater for its expansion for the next 20 to 50 years.
Distance Between KXP and Key Industrial
Areas in the Region
Without KXP, the disparity gap within
the four states in NCER will widen,
hence levelling up is key.