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. 
The airport operator of KLIA is 'MAHB' (Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad).

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 - a 3-time winner of World Luxury Hotels Awards  - 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. By the end of October 2015, 84 percent of overlay works were completed. Now grouting injection replace precast slab installations, resulting in less disruption to the airport operation.

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