The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is Malaysia’s main International airport and a leading aviation hub in Asia. Situated in the Sepang district, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the primary airport serving Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding Klang Valley region.
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Malaysia. In 2017, it handled 58,554,627 passengers and 710,186 tonnes of cargo.
The Main Terminal Building covers 390,000 square metres and the Departure Hall and Arrival Hall are located at this building. The Contact Pier is an extension of the Main Terminal Building with gates marked with prefix A and B for Domestic departures, G and H for International flights.
The 176,000 square metres Satellite Building accommodates International flights departing and arriving at the KLIA. Passengers have to travel to the Satellite Building via the Aerotrain.
Since its inauguration in year 1998, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has won numerous awards from international organizations such as Skytrax and International Air Transport Association for its comprehensive list of services and superb professional services.
Aerial view of KLIA and its surrounding area. The air traffic control tower, multi-storey car park next to the terminal, the Main Terminal Building, and the Sama-Sama Hotel are all clearly in sight.
What’s available at KLIA
Want to know more about the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and find out what’s available there?
If you have problems with your luggage, please check out the lost & found facility at the KLIA.
At the KLIA’s Departure Hall, a total of 216 check-in counters, located in 6 different islands, identified by the letters A – M (excluding I).
The Aerotrain is fully automated and driverless.
The Malaysia Airport KLIA was designed using the ‘Airport in the Forest, Forest in the Airport’ concept, in which it is surrounded by green space with an entire section of the rain forest transplanted in the Satellite Building.
This natural forest creation has made the KLIA the first and only airport in the world to receive the United Nations’ Green Globe 21 certification for the airport’s commitment to environmental responsibility each year since 2004.
Check out the airlines operating at the KLIA.