About The Airport
KL International Airport, the premier gateway to Malaysia, opened in June 1998 with the capacity to handle as many as 25 mppa. Its capacity is currently being enhanced through minor reconfiguration such as more efficient use of check-in counters and redesign of passenger flow
and retail areas to allow it to handle up to 30 mppa. With its world-class facilities, KLIA is now recognised as one of South East Asia’s leading aviation hubs offering direct connections to more than 120 destinations worldwide from both the Main Terminal and klia2.
The airport is the only one in the region to offer three independent runways. Total passenger traffic at KLIA and klia2 was 48.9 million passengers in 2015. KLIA is located in Sepang, in the western state of Selangor about 50 kilometers from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. It is easily accessible via a network of highways that connect the airport to the rest of Peninsula Malaysia. An express rail link (ERL) connects KLIA to the city in only 28 minutes and other forms of public
transport, including buses, taxis and limousines are readily available.
KLIA has won numerous awards since it opened nearly two decades ago. It is one of Malaysia Airports’ strategic priority to establish KLIA as the preferred ASEAN hub offering passengers increased connectivity and seamless transfer experience.
With the opening of klia2, KLIA has strengthened its position as a Next Generation Hub in the heart of ASEAN – a geographical area of some 600 million people all within a maximum flying time of just four to five hours. Together, KLIA Main Terminal and klia2 offer long and shorthaul
capability with facilities that integrate both full-service and low-cost carrier operations. With a land bank measuring 10km by 10km, there is also ample room for expansion, as well as space for a fourth runway.
Facts and Figures
- Number of Terminals: 2
- Number of Runways: 3
- Passenger Numbers (mppa): 62,335,000 (2019)
- Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 687,174 metric tonnes (2019)
- Ownership: Malaysia Airports