About KL International Airport
Launched in 1998, KL International Airport (KLIA) is one of the Southeast Asia's major aviation hubs. Located at the top of the southern corridor of Peninsular Malaysia, bordering the states of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, the airport is approximately 50km from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
The airport offers world standard facilities and is equipped to accommodate the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft. There is a huge variety of international and local retail brand and duty-free outlets, cafés, and restaurants as well as premium passenger lounges for your travelling convenience and comfort available at the airport.
A good network of highways and expressways links KLIA to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. Apart from travelling by car or public transportation, passengers can ride the high-speed train KL Ekspres and KLIA Transit from the City Air Terminal at KL Sentral, where departing passengers can check-in for their outbound flights before boarding. The trip only takes 28 minutes on the KLIA Ekspres and 37 minutes on the KLIA Transit.
It has two terminal buildings, the Main Terminal Building and Satellite Building, connected via a Track Transit System and two runways at approximately 4,000m each. The airport can handle up to 35 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year. KLIA has matured into a model airport and is fast emerging as the gateway of choice in the region. Most major airlines operate out of KLIA, connecting it to over 100 destinations worldwide.
BRITISH AIRWAYS HOMECOMING TO MALAYSIA BOOSTS KLIA’S POSITION AS ONEWORLD SOUTH EAST ASIAN HUB
KUALA LUMPUR – At the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Kuala Lumpur on 17 September 2014, the announcement of British Airways return to KL International Airport was greeted with much euphoria and great enthusiasm, especially by the key Malaysia Airports Senior Management led by its Managing Director, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali. ...