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Each day, an average of three or four flights travel through Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport, which serves the city of Kuantan on Peninsular Malaysias east coast. Less than 10 miles separates this airport from the capital of Malaysias Pahang State with car rental in Kuantan Airport. Over 226,000 passengers used this airport in 2009, a year after it earned international status.
Arriving passengers pass through the airports Arrivals hall, where they can compare car hire at local operators. Check-in counters are located in the middle of the single floor terminal, with the Departures lounge at one end and the Baggage Claim area at the opposite end. A souvenir shop and snack bar are situated in the Departures lounge. AirAsia and Malaysia Air System both offer direct Kuala Lumpur flights.
Kuantans biggest attractions are the nearby Cherating beach resorts, minutes drive north of Malaysias ninth-largest city with car rental in Kuantan Airport. A long boardwalk connects the closest beaches of Teluk Chempedak and Beserah, while Balok Beach is famous for its windsurfing. A hanging bridge leads visitors to the Tin Museum in Sungai Lembing, whose tin mines were once farther beneath the surface than any others on Earth. A sleeping Buddha guards the Panching Caves entrance.
There are two distinct seasons in Kuantans tropical rainforest climate. Northeast winds bring clouds and downpours to the city during the October to March rainy season. The Kuantan River and the road to Sungai Lembing are particularly vulnerable to floods during the wet season. The Titiwangsa Mountains block the southwest winds from Sumatra, which blow towards the city during the April to September dry season, when temperatures are at their hottest. The shoulder seasons between these two extremes provide the most comfortable visiting conditions.
It takes under four hours to drive between Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan along the Karak and East Coast expressways. A slower toll-free federal road also connects the two cities. The route connecting Kuantan with Johor Bahru and Singapore weaves through several coastal villages, peaceful beaches and verdant forests. Kuantans bus system is known to be slow, with car hire the quickest way to explore the city and its surroundings.