MALAYSIA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has announced that KLIA 2, the new Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), will open in October 2012.
Hailed as the largest purpose-built dedicated terminal for low-cost carriers in the world, the 242,000sq m facility is slated as one of the four key drivers behind MAHB’s ambition to hit RM2.14 billion (US$710 million) in non-aeronautical revenues by 2014.
“KLIA 2 is a commercially driven terminal – right from the drawing board,” said MAHB Senior General Manager, Commercial Services Puan Faizah Khairuddin. The national airport operator is devoting 35,000sq m – about 20% of its gross floor area – to commercial activities, 15,000sq m of retail space in a single centralised airside area.
Built to handle 30 million passengers per annum initially, the new terminal can be expanded to handle up to 45 million passengers. Located just 2 km away from KLIA’s Main Terminal Building (the existing LCCT is 20 km away), KLIA 2 will allow for easy transfer and better connectivity between the two terminals.
In addition a multi-modal transportation hub is being built for buses, taxis and the Express Rail Link.
KLIA 2 artist impression
Source: The Moodie Report
Project coming up next: www.klia2.my