Kuala Namu International Airport (KNO) is the third-largest airport in Indonesia, located in the North Sumatra province, serving the city of Medan and the surrounding areas. The airport is a hub for Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air, and it serves as a gateway to popular tourist destinations in North Sumatra such as Lake Toba, Bukit Lawang, and Berastagi.
Several airlines operate flights to KNO from various countries in Asia, including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and China. Some airlines that fly to KNO include AirAsia, SilkAir, Scoot, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Thai Lion Air.
Tourism in the surrounding area of KNO mainly revolves around the natural beauty of North Sumatra. Lake Toba is the most popular attraction, which is a large volcanic lake that offers stunning scenery and many water activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing. Bukit Lawang is a small village near the Gunung Leuser National Park where visitors can observe orangutans in their natural habitat. Berastagi, a mountainous town, is famous for its cool climate and various fruit plantations. The town is also the gateway to the Sipiso-piso waterfall, a popular attraction in North Sumatra. Other notable attractions in the area include the Taman Simalem Resort, the Maimun Palace, and the Tjong A Fie Mansion.