New Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at KL International Airport
13 March 2009
Kuala Lumpur, 13 March 2009 - Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) plans to complete the construction of their new permanent Low Cost Carrier terminal
(LCCT), at a cost of RM2 billion, by the third quarter of 2011. The new terminal will be able to accommodate up to 30 million passengers per annum, with
capacity for expansion of up to 45 million passengers per annum.
The new terminal will be 150,000sqm and will have a comfort level of 15-20sqm per passenger. It will also host a 6,000 bay multi-storey car park and an integrated transport hub for buses and taxis.
The new LCCT will have excellent landside connection with KLIA's Main Terminal Building as the two terminals will be just 1.5km away. The terminals will also be linked via ERL Connection.
On the airside, 70 aircraft parking apron bays will be built to service the new LCCT. MAHB will also invest in the construction of a third runway (4km in length) for operational efficiency. Full parallel taxiways for aircrafts will also be built for Runway 2 and Runway 3 for quick turnaround.
The new LCCT will also focus on efficient layout plans for concession areas (retail, F&B etc). Transfer Areas will also be planned to facilitate ease of connections as well as an Immigration Processing Area for Labour Traffic. There will also be a Tourism Malaysia Hub in the new LCCT's Arrival Area.
According to MAHB Managing Director Dato' Seri Bashir Ahmad, "The design of the LCCT building will take into account input from all potential airlines. We want to ensure that passengers are comfortable and that the new terminal will provide excellent operational efficiency."
The location of the new LCCT was determined by the National Airport Master Plan (NAMP) in a study jointly conducted by Netherlands Airport Consultants BV (NACO) and KLIA Consultancy Services (KLIACS). The study also saw the involvement of relevant Government Agencies and airlines.
The study, which was approved by the Government and commenced on 20 August 2007, was conducted to provide a strategic framework for the orderly development of airport capacity for 24 Airports in Malaysia over the next 50 years, against the background of wider development in air transport (a separate study is being done for the rural airports in Sabah and Sarawak).