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Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur 2
Logo of the KLIA2.svg
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Malaysia
Operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Serves Greater Klang Valley
Location Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Opened 1 May 2014 (operational)
9 May 2014 (official)
6 June 2014 (grand opening)
Hub for
Time zone MST (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 70 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 02°44′36″N 101°41′53″E / 2.74333°N 101.69806°E / 2.74333; 101.69806Coordinates: 02°44′36″N 101°41′53″E / 2.74333°N 101.69806°E / 2.74333; 101.69806
Website www.klia.com.my/index.php?m=airport&aid=2
WMKK is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Location in Peninsular Malaysia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 4,000 13,123 Concrete
Source: AIP Malaysia[1]
Artist's impression of klia2
klia2 Getting Around map
klia2 Check-in Counters
klia2 departure check-in hall
Gateway@klia2 Complex
klia2 International Departures
Aerobridges at klia2
Express Rail Link (ERL) station at klia2
klia2 Ground Transportation Hub
Tune Hotel with covered walkway to klia2
Air Traffic Control (ATC) towers for klia2 (left) and KLIA (background)

Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2, stylized as klia2) (Malay: Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur 2, (IATA: KULICAO: WMKK) is a low-cost carrier terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia, approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Kuala Lumpur city centre. The terminal is located some 2 kilometers away from KLIA's Main Terminal Building (MTB), and it has its own runway and air traffic control tower. klia2 is built to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel in the region and has replaced the former KLIA Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT). klia2 started commercial operations on Thursday, 1 May 2014 and all low-cost carrier flight operations at LCCT were moved to klia2. It was officially opened to public on Friday, 9 May 2014[2][3] and officially opening ceremony to grand opening by the fleet AirAsia AK395 flight to the new Medan International Airport (Airbus 321-200) by the Prime Minister of Malaysia's Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak, Kingdom of the Royal Malaysia's Father Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah and Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Tony Fernandes on Friday, 6 June 2014 at 21:00 MST to carrying the national flag was called as "Jalur Gemilang" were simultaneously raised to the Malaysia national anthem's "Negaraku" was song by Lea Michele.

Facts and figures[edit]

Built at a cost of approximately RM4 billion (US$1.3 billion), 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.[4] Due to the design and low usage of electricity, the airport maintenance cost is low.

klia2 has a built-up area of 257,000 sqm with 68 departure gates, 8 remote stands, 80 aerobridges, plus a retail space of 35,000 sqm to accommodate a total of 160 retail and food and beverage outlets throughout the main terminal, with additional 170 retail and dining outlets at the adjoining Gateway@klia2 complex. There are 4 check-in islands with a total of 128 Common User Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) check-in counters, identified by letters S to Z. There are also 55 self-service check-in kiosks. There are 14 Royal Malaysian Customs checkpoints at klia2, with 7 located each at the Arrivals and Departures halls respectively.[5] The terminal has an airport sky bridge, the first such structure in Asia and the third in the world.[6]

Boarding gates are located in 5 piers, indicated by the letters J and K for domestic flights, and L, P and Q for international flights. Piers J, K and L are connected directly to the main terminal building, while Piers P and Q are accessible via the skybridge. Piers K and L are physically the same pier and share the same gates, but with waiting lounges on different levels (Level 1A for K and Level 2 for L). For international flights, the access door from Pier K is sealed off, while for domestic flights, the access door from Pier L is sealed off instead.

The RM55 million ringgit Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower at klia2 is of the height of 133.8m, making it the tallest ATC in the world by the Guinness World Record.[7] klia2 is equipped with a dedicated 4 km runway (Runway 3) with a 2.2 km separation distance from Runway 2 at KLIA. This allows simultaneous aircraft take-off and landing operations at KLIA, the first of its kind in the region. klia2 is a green building with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified.

Gateway@klia2 is an integrated airport-within-a-mall complex that hosts a 8-storey car park that directly adjoins klia2. There are 6,490 covered parking bays with 5,690 car bays and 800 motorcycle bays at Blocks A and B, and another 5,500 lots at car park D. A total of 52 parking bays for the disabled-drivers have been designated at every car park level at both Block A and B. Shuttle buses are available to take the public from car park D to the klia2 main terminal. The parking rate for the covered parking facility at klia2 is RM4 per hour for the first 3 hours, and up to a maximum daily rate of RM46. The car park is fully gated with 24-hour security personnel on duty.[8]


klia2 is connected with the Express Rail Link (ERL) service (also known as KLIA Ekspres) at the adjoining Gateway@klia2 complex, and the ERL / KLIA Ekspres service offers seamless connectivity to the heart of Kuala Lumpur which terminates at the KL Sentral station in the city. The Gateway@klia2 complex also accommodates all public transport services serving klia2, including buses, taxis and car rentals.[9]

klia2 is also equipped with a state-of-the-art Flight Information Display System (FIDS), Public Information Display System (PIDS), Baggage Information Display System (BIDS), banking facilities including automated teller machines (ATM) and bureau de change, first aid room, baby care rooms, prayer rooms, lounges, postal and courier services. There are two clinics available at the klia2 terminal. One is located at Level 2 main terminal building (after International Arrivals). The other clinic is located at Level 3 Satellite building. Both clinics operate on 24-hours with Type A ambulance on stand-by.[10]

There are also lodging facilities at klia2. Sama-Sama Express Hotel klia2 is an airside transit hotel at Level 3, satellite building. Sama-Sama Express klia2 has 70 rooms, and hotel guests do not need to clear Malaysian Customs and Immigration if they are on a layover between flights. Adjacent to the terminal is the Tune Hotel at klia2 (owned by the AirAsia group), the hotel is directly linked by a covered walkway.[11] There is also the "Capsule by Container Hotel" at klia2, the first capsule transit hotel in Asia. The 3,300 square-foot container hotel built at a cost of RM1.5 million offers 79 capsule bedrooms for 3, 6 or 12 hours with locker, shower, lounge and free Wi-Fi facilities.[12]

For the mobility-impaired and senior citizens, there is a buggy service available, and Braille in elevators and designated toilets. Ramps and people-movers or travelators are available also throughout klia2. Tact tiles lead are installed from the drop-off kerbside at Gateway@klia2 all the way to the Departure Hall and from the Arrival Hall in the main terminal to Gateway@klia2.

Free Wi-Fi service is available at klia2 for the first one hour. There are also Internet kiosks at each boarding pier.

AirAsia plans to move its head office to a new facility constructed at klia2. Until the new head office opens, the airline's head office will remain at LCCT. The new klia2 head office is scheduled to open in the end of 2015.[13]

Terminals connection[edit]

Passengers on an 8-hour or more transit at klia2 may leave the terminal, and will need to proceed to the Immigration transfer counter to obtain a Transit Pass, after which will have to go through the Malaysian customs and security checkpoints. Passengers are required to return to the klia2 terminal at least 3 hours ahead of the scheduled time of the next flight.

All fly-thru passengers at klia2 are to connect via the Transfer Hall (Pier L), located between the domestic & international gates.[14] There is no "air-side" transit between klia2 and the KLIA Main Terminal Building (MTB). All passengers will have to clear the Malaysian Immigration and Customs upon arrival at klia2 before proceeding to the KLIA Main Terminal Building (MTB) to re-check in for flights and vice versa. The Express Rail Link (ERL) (also known as KLIA Ekspres) train fares between KLIA Main Terminal Building (MTB) and klia2 is RM2 (approximately US$0.60) and the journey takes just under 3 minutes. The klia2 Express Rail Link (ERL) / KLIA Ekspres station is located on Level 2 at the Gateway@klia2 complex.[15]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Piers
AirAsia Domestic Alor Setar, Bintulu, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sandakan, Sibu, Tawau, Piers J,K
AirAsia International Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandar Seri Begawan, Bandung, Bangkok-Don Mueang, Bangalore, Chiang Mai, Chennai, Denpasar, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hanoi, Hat Yai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta, Kalibo, Kochi, Kolkata, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Krabi, Kunming, Lombok, Macau, Makassar, Medan, Nanning, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Sandakan, Semarang, Shenzhen, Siem Reap, Singapore, Solo, Surabaya, Surat Thani, Tiruchirapalli, Vientiane, Yangon, Yogyakarta Piers L,P
AirAsia X Adelaide, Beijing-Capital, Busan, Chengdu, Colombo, Gold Coast, Hangzhou, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Melbourne, Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Kansai, Perth, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Taipei-Taoyuan, Sydney, Tokyo-Haneda, Xi'an[16] Pier P,Q
AirAsia Zest Manila Pier L
Cebu Pacific Manila Pier Q
Indonesia AirAsia Bandung, Denpasar, Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta, Medan, Surabaya Pier Q
Lion Air Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta Pier Q
Malindo Air Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi, Penang,Kota Bharu Piers K
Malindo Air Ahmebadad , Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chittagong, Delhi, Denpasar, Dhaka, Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta, Kochi, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli Piers L
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang, Phuket[17] Pier Q
Tigerair Singapore Pier Q


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