KL International Airport (KLIA)



KL International Airport (KLIA) is one of southeast Asia's major aviation hubs. It began its operations in June 1998, and today, KLIA is capable of handling 35 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year in its current phase.


KLIA was thrice voted as the Best Airport (15-25 million passengers per annum) in the 2005 AETRA awards, 2006 ACI-ASQ awards and 2007 ACI-ASQ awards. KLIA was also voted the 2nd Best Airport Worldwide and in the Asia Pacific categories for 2007 ACI-ASQ awards.

KLIA has matured into a model airport and is fast emerging as the gateway of choice in the region. It has also been awarded numerous prestigious awards. So if you find yourself arriving at/departing from KLIA, take time to unwind and enjoy its plethora of amenities and services.

Currently, KLIA comprises of two buildings, namely the Main Terminal Building (MTB) and the Satellite Building. All domestic and some international arrivals and departures are from the Contact Pier at the MTB. Departure and arrival formalities (immigration, customs etc.) are also processed at the MTB. The Satellite Building caters solely for international arrivals and departures.

Prime location, great connectivity
KLIA is located at the top of the southern corridor of Peninsular Malaysia, bordering the states of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. It is situated in the Sepang district, approximately 50 km from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

A good network of highways and expressways links KLIA to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. From Kuala Lumpur, the primary access is through the North-South Central Link Expressway (ELITE).

A second access is via the North-South Highway (PLUS) eastern route, which links the southern towns like Seremban and Malacca to the airport via the Nilai Interchange. Traveling time by car from Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya is approximately an hour, while from Shah Alam, it takes approximately 45 minutes. Other modes of public transportation to and from KLIA are via express buses, taxis, limousines and the Express Rail Link.

The Express Rail Link provides the latest means of transportation to KLIA from the city centre. The KLIA Express and the KLIA Transit links KLIA to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral - City Air Terminal) and vice-versa. At the City Air Terminal, departing passengers have the option of checking-in their luggage, receive their boarding passes and proceed to board the train for KLIA. Immigration clearance will be completed at the airport. Travel time between KL Sentral to KLIA is 28 minutes on the KLIA Express and 37 minutes on the KLIA Transit.
  The new Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT-KLIA) is an extension of the existing facilities of the KLIA. It was opened in March 2006 and initially has a capacity of 10 million passengers annually. It has undergone expansion works and now able to cater 15 million passengers annually. In Nov 2006, LCCT-KLIA was voted CAPA Low Cost Airport of the Year in the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence.

Traffic 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Passengers 21,058,572 23,213,926 24,129,748 26,453,379 27,529,355



Cargo handled (metric tonnes) 651,747 653,654 672,888 644,100 649,077


Aircraft movements







Traffic 2010 2011 2012 2013    
Passengers 34,087,636 37,704,510 39,887,866 47,498,157    
Cargo handled (metric tonnes) 674,902 669,849 673,107 680,983    
Aircraft movements 245,650 269,509 283,352 326,678    

Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA)
64000 Sepang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Tel: +60 (3) 8777 8888
Fax: +60 (3) 8926 5510

WEBSITE :   http://www.klia.com.my