Setting the benchmark in the aviation industry, Malaysia Airports is ready to redefine the travel experience for passengers in the region with its Next Generation Hub concept. The purpose-built mega terminal dedicated for low-cost carriers, klia2, is built with the initial capacity to accommodate up to 45 million passengers annually and designed to allow expansion for future air travel growth trends and airlines' operational models.
klia2 is developed with robustness that will no doubt be able to cater the ever evolving and dynamic global aviation industry. State-of-the-art and modern infrastructure, world-class airport services, easy travelling processes and comfortable atmosphere at klia2 will ensure passengers' travelling needs are met. The new terminal is designed with flexibility to serve future variance of low-cost carrier models as well as capacity growth.
klia2 is located less than 2 kilometres away from KLIA, and is connected to KLIA via ERL's high-speed train, creating a highly touted feature of seamless connectivity between full service and low-cost airlines. A skybridge links the main terminal building and the satellite building at klia2, making it the first airport in Asia with a skybridge that will give the added advantage of greater aircraft manoeuvrability while providing a spectacular view of the airside to passengers crossing it. The terminal design meets the requirements of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Certification and Environmentally Responsible Interior Design (ERID), in line with Malaysia Airports' objective to create a green airport.
About 35,200 sq. metres of the terminal gross floor area of over 257,000 sq. metres is dedicated for retail, F&B and service spaces with multitude offerings for the benefit of both passengers and visitors. In line with the commercial strategies outlined in our 5-year Business Plan 'Runway To Success', klia2 will revolutionise the retail experience with various commercial offerings that offer travellers and visitors alike a diverse range of shopping and dining experiences. klia2 will also serve as a multi-modal transportation hub that provides facilities such as high-speed train, taxis and busses, extending the convenience to the passengers as well as the surrounding community. A new runway and air traffic control tower complements the terminal facilities for overall efficiencies of aircraft operations. In many ways, the new terminal will continue to support the low-cost travel sector's phenomenal growth that was initially facilitated by the opening of LCCT-KLIA.