Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Airport

Kuala Lumpur KUL Airport Overview

Kuala Lumpur International Airport KUL -or simply ‘KLIA’ - serves its surrounding cities of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Seremban & Malacca - situated in Malaysia's Klang Valley regions, which represent the Country's key economic areas. KLIA borders the States of Selangor & Negeri Sembilan.  It is one of Southeast Asia's major aviation hubs and was awarded the Skytrax 'second-best airport (in 40-50M passenger category) in April 2014.

KLIA Airport is located on the Malay Peninsula, in the Sepang District, 55 km from the the capital City of Kuala Lumpur -  accessible directly from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Central Link Expressway (ELITE) or its secondary access via the eastern route linking the Nilai Interchange with the Airport.   From the air, the Airport looks like a futuristic structure hidden in a remote jungle.
The FLIA 'FlyFM 24-hr radio station will keep you posted about traffic and airport-related information.

With an estimated 47M annual passengers, and three long runways, Kuala Lumpur International is hub to Air Asia, Firefly Jet, and Malaysia Airlines, and is served by a myriad of national and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe.  

KLIA's 'one-touch' information number is +603 87760888 - in both English & Malay.
KLIA's Police hotline is 03-877662222. 

1. The Departure Tax for international passengers is now 200,000 Rp
2. US travelers need to obtain a Visa, as the U.S. is not part of the current 25 Visa-Waiver Countries - (apply for a 'Visa on Arrival' (VOA) for 30 days at $35.
3. As of April 1, 2015, GST (Goods & Services Tax) has been implemented throughout Malaysia - making shopping at the Airport 's for tax-free goods more attractive..
4. Checking-in & Baggage check-out services at KL City Air Terminal  ('KL CAT') - located at City Center - is a virtual extension of KLIA: City check-in services are provided by an increasing number of airlines. KL CAT also offers baggage check-out services, whereby passengers can collect their bags & declare taxable items at KL CAT.

On-Airport Hotels:
(a) the 5-star hotel Sama Sama is connected to the Main Terminal by covered sky bridge.
(b) The 5-star Pan Pacific Hotel KLIA (tel. +603 8787 3333 /fax 5555), across from Kli1's short-stay carpark, is served by a free shuttle service.
(c) the Airside Transit Hotel at Kli2 (tel. +603 8787 4848 /fax 4747) is inside the Satellite Building - next to gate C5.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport has two passenger terminals - Terminal 1(Klia1) and the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal 'Klia2'*. 

* NOTE:  According to AirAsia, the new, but 'sinking' Klia2 poses safety & security risks. Currently the problem is being addressed through patching & resurfacing and by injecting polyurethane underground.  Once construction of a concrete slab is completed by April 2016, it is hoped that this is a permanent solution to the problem.

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