Travel to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is Malaysia’s main international airport and one of the major airports of South East Asia. Built in Sepang district of Selangor, it is located approximately 45 kilometres (28 miles) from Kuala Lumpur city centre and serves the Greater Klang Valley conurbation.

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The airport has the capacity to handle 70 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year. As of 2013, the airport handled 47,498,157 passengers and was Asia’s fastest growing airport recording a 19.1% growth year-on-year. It was ranked the 11th busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, and is the 10th busiest international airport in Asia. It was ranked the 28th busiest airport by cargo traffic in 2013.

The airport is operated by Malaysia Airports (MAHB) Sepang Sdn. Bhd. and is the major hub of Malaysia Airlines, MASkargo and Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).

KLIA 2

KLIA2 is the low-cost carrier terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia. The terminal is located 2 kilometres away from KLIA’s Main Terminal Building. KLIA2 is built to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel in the region and has replaced the former Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT). KLIA2 started operations on 2 May 2014 and all flight operations at LCCT were moved to KLIA2 by 9 May 2014.

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KLIA2 is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal dedicated to low-cost carriers and it is designed to cater for 45 million passengers a year with future capacity expansion capability. The terminal is served by a dedicated 4 km runway (KLIA’s Runway 3) and a 141.3m air-traffic control (ATC) tower,making it the world’s tallest ATC tower.

The terminal has a built-up area of 257,000 sq.m with 60 departure gates, 8 remote stands, 80 aerobridges, plus a retail space of 35,000 sq.m to accommodate a total of 220 retail outlets. The main terminal building of KLIA2 is connected with its satellite piers with a skybridge, making it the first airport in Asia with such facility.KLIA2 is certified with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED).

KLIA Map

Map Location of KLIA and KLIA2

KLIA Ekspres

KLIA Ekspres is a non-stop, airport rail link service between Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 ERL station in Malaysia.The service is run by Express Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. which began its operations on 14 April 2002. The service shares the line with KLIA Transit, which stops at all stations along the line. Both KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services are often referred to by Malaysians simply as the ERL, or Express Rail Link.

KLIA Express

(Sources: Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia)