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. A good network of highways and expressways links KLIA to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia.
In May 2014, a brand-new terminal, klia2, was opened at KLIA just 2 km away from KLIA’s main terminal building and accessible via the same network of highways and expressways that links the airport to surrounding major cities. klia2 is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal dedicated for low-cost carriers.
KLIA possesses world standard facilities and is equipped to accommodate the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. A huge variety of international and local retail brand and duty-free outlets, cafés, restaurants, as well as premium passenger lounges are available at the airport for your travelling convenience and comfort. It is a passenger-friendly airport with improved facilities to ease the flow of passengers, keep you entertained while waiting for your flights and provide a seamless travelling experience for everyone.
KLIA has three runways that run at approximately 4,000m length each to serve both the main terminal and klia2 terminal. The airport can handle up to 70 million passengers and is connected to over 100 destinations worldwide. KLIA has matured into a model airport and is fast emerging as the gateway of choice in the region.
Apart from travelling by car or other modes of public transportations to go to KLIA, passengers can ride the high-speed train KL Ekspres and KLIA Transit by Express Rail Link (ERL). Both KLIA Ekspress and KLIA Transit connect KLIA from the City Air Terminal (CAT) at KL Sentral, where departing passengers can check-in for their outbound flights before boarding the train for KLIA. Travel time between KL Sentral and KLIA’s Main Terminal Building is only 28 minutes on the KLIA Ekspres and 37 minutes on the KLIA Transit. Passengers can get to klia2 from main terminal building via a 3-minute inter-terminal train ride with the same ERL system.
CORRECTION ON THE STAR ARTICLE
28 January 2015
With reference to the news published in Starbiz on 26 January with the headline KLIA Aeropolis set to put M'sia on aviation map, please refer to the link below for the corrected table on "Maximising Operational Efficiency at KLIA2". Thank you