Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is located in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia is the major airport in Malaysia. It serves the Malaysian central peninsular region. It is mainly connected by road (Maju Expressway) and rail (KLIA Ekspres). It is near to the Sepang F1 circuit. According to its master plan, it has the capability to handle up to 125 million passengers.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 2014-09-21 08.22.02
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 2014-09-21 08.22.02

 

Departure & Arrival

[External link] View departures schedule [  KLIA Website  |  Flightstats  ]

 

[External link] View arrivals schedule [  KLIA Website  |  Flightstats  ]

 

Essential information

TypePublic
OperatorMalaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn. Bhd.
LocationSepang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Elevation (AMSL)71 ft (21 m)
Coordinates02°44′44″N 101°42′35″E
Airlines servedMalaysia Airlines, Firefly, AirAsia and a number of other airlines
Runway #1 details:
Direction14L / 32R
Length13,530 ft / 4,124 m
SurfaceConcrete
Runway #2 details:
Direction14R / 32L
Length13,288 ft / 4,056 m
SurfaceConcrete
Statistics (2011):
Passenger movements37,704,510
Airfreight movement in tonnes669,849
Aircraft movements269,509

 

History

Initial construction stage

Numerous criticism has been received, including its location, which is almost 50 km from KL City Centre. however, this can be solved by installing a 57 km high speed rail network (KLIA Ekspres) to actually connect the airport and city centre.

Subang Airport replacement

It has been designated to replace Subang Airport as the main gateway to Malaysia. The airport code (KUL) are also taken from Subang Airport (now Subang Airport uses SZB as its IATA code)

LCCT

Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), KLIA is a budget terminal located in KLIA tailored for low cost carriers in Malaysia,  such as AirAsia. As the aviation industry in Malaysia grows up rapidly, AirAsia also feels the rapid spurt of growth, thanks to its ‘Now everyone can fly’ campaign.

LCCT @ Labu, Negeri Sembilan (cancelled)

Early 2009, AirAsia together with Sime Darby proposed a RM 1.6bil new LCCT at Labu, Negeri Sembilan. It is just a mere 8 km from KLIA. The government initially gave a greenlight with this plan, but it was held back a few weeks later following on complaints made by numerous parties, including our former Prime Minister and MAHB. MAHB instead told that the new LCCT is already in KLIA’s materplan, and waiting to be constructed.

The New LCCT at KLIA (KLIA2)

The new mini budget has included a new LCCT under its proposed expenditure, which is a RM 2 bil LCCT located in KLIA’s area.

Key Features

 

  • Estimated cost: RM 2 billion
  • Completion Date: Third Quarter 2011
  • Size: 150 000 sq m
  • Capacity: 30 mppa, with capability of expansion up to 45 mppa
  • Comfort level: 15 – 20 sq m per passenger
  • Multi-story car park – 6000 parking bays
  • Landside connection to KLIA main terminal building
  • Aircraft parking apron with 70 bays
  • New 4 km 3rd runway (after 2 existing one at KLIA)
  • Full parallel taxiways for runway 2 and runway 3 for quick turnaround
  • Integrated transport hub for buses and taxis
  • Efficient layout of concession areas for retail and food and beverage outlets
  • Transfer areas to facilitate ease of connections

 

Traffic Statistics

Coming soon

 

Additional resources

KLIA-East

Air Asia and Sime Darby has agreed to build a new LCCT terminal in Labu, Negeri Sembilan. The cost of the approximately RM 500 million budget terminal will be borne by private companies fully.

However, Malaysian government vetoed the decision and call to scrap the plan, justifying that the new LCCT at KLIA will be completed in 2011, which is in three years time, in line with NAMP (National Airport Master Plan)

Specifications

  • Airport Code: KUL (IATA), WMKK (ICAO)
  • Current capacity: 35 million passenger per annum (mppa)
  • Runways: two (14L/14R and 22L/22R)
  • Main terminal (s): 1
  • LCC Terminal(s): 1 (temporary)

KLIA Master Plan

  • 5 runways will be constructed
  • 2 satellite terminals
  • 3 main terminals
  • 1 30 mppa budget terminal
  • 125 million passenger per annum (mppa) capacity

Sources

  1. Airport information, departures and arrivals data are taken from the website FlightStats.com (www.flightstats.com). Information at FlightStats are being updated, real-time.