30 kilometres from the centre of Johor Bahru, Senai International Airport is a hub for AirAsia and new low-cost carrier flymojo. It's an excellent gateway to destinations in the south of Malaysia as well as a budget alternative for passengers travelling to Singapore. Formerly known as Sultan Ismail International, the airport has recently undergone a major redevelopment and is connected to Johor Bahru by shuttle buses.
Flights from Senai International Airport travel to destinations across Asia, including Bangkok, Guangzhou, Seoul and Shenzhen. The majority of flights are operated by AirAsia, the region's dominant low-cost carrier. Domestic services connect Senai International Airport with Kuala Lumpur, as well as crossing the water to Malaysian Borneo and Kota Kinabalu. There is one terminal with arrivals and departures clearly marked upon arrival.
The purpose built Senai Airport Highway provides expedited travel into Johor Bahru. The Sky Shuttle express buses don't make any stops on their way to Johor Bahru Sentral and Larkin Sentral, which are the city's two main transport hubs. Skybus shuttle services also use the highway and provide door to door transfers to various hotels in the city.
The airport opened in 1974 and recently expanded its runway to provide facilities for the largest planes. As well as handling close to 5 million passengers it's also an important cargo hub for southern Malaysia.