|Facts & figures about KLIA2|
|1. What is KLIA2|
|2. How much it costs|
|3. Where is KLIA2|
|4. KLIA2 opening date|
|5. Chronology of events|
|6. Latest KLIA2 news, Latest photos, construction photos|
|7. What happened to LCCT|
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) is built to be Malaysia's Next Generation Hub - International Airport Hub - that allows seamless connectivity for both local and international low-cost plus full-service carriers.
The KLIA2 is built to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel. It is designed to cater 45 million passengers a year, replacing the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) once it's ready. It is built with bigger capacity and superior facilities.
The new KLIA2 terminal is measured to be at least 257,000 sqm, with 60 gates, 8 remote stands, 80 aerobridges, plus a retail space of 32,000 sqm to accommodate 225 retail outlets.
|Passenger Capacity (yearly)|
|KLIA||Runway 1 and 2 at KLIA|
|LCCT||Runway 1 and 2 at KLIA|
|KLIA2||4Km runway 3 with a 2.2Km separation from Runway 2|
|Passenger Comfort (capacity / floor space)|
|KLIA||52 pax per sqm|
|LCCT||234 pax per sqm|
|KLIA2||124 pax per sqm|
|Car Park (lots)|
|KLIA||6,208 (covered) & 5,509 (uncovered)|
|LCCT||3,000 (uncovered) with expansion|
|Terminal Size (sqm)|
|Retail Space (sqm)|
|KLIA||About RM10 Billion|
|LCCT||RM300 Million (terminal cost only)|
|KLIA2||RM4 Billion (estimated)|
The opening of the controversial hybrid airport has been delayed five times from its initial target in September 2011 and has since saw its initial budget of RM1.6 billion skyrocketed to RM4 billion*. The final cost of the project will be revealed when the project is completed and finalized. The MAHB will compile everything in a report and pass it to Transport minister once it is ready.
Located less than 2km away from KLIA, The KLIA2 links the low-cost carrier and legacy airline passengers together for a seamless transit to any destination worldwide. A new Express Rail Link extension is constructed to connect KLIA to KLIA2.
As a potential major hub in the Asia Pacific, KLIA2 is multiplying its routes to various international and domestic destinations.
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KLIA2 starts on 31 August 2010.
The KLIA2 terminal is scheduled to open on 2 May 2014.
The KLIA2 is built to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel. The KLIA2 terminal was first designed to cater 30 million passengers a year, measured about 150,000 sqm, and was scheduled to complete in April 2012 for 2 billion Malaysia Ringgit. See pictures of design.
During its construction phase, the KLIA2 terminal is revised to 257,000 sqm, a 71% increase, with the capacity to cater up to 45 million passengers a year. The cost is increased to 3.6 billion Malaysia Ringgit, and it is rescheduled to open in May 2013. See pictures of construction.
Being built at a cost around 4 billion Malaysia Ringgit, the KLIA2 was scheduled to be opened in 28 June, 2013. But due to construction delay, the new KLIA2 terminal is now being scheduled to be opened on 2 May 2014.
|Provisional (Feb' 09): RM2 Billion||GFA - 150,000 m2|
|Revised: RM3.6 - 3.9 Billion||GFA - 257,000 m2|
|Increase in Scope (%)||+71.3%|
|Provisional (Feb' 09): RM2 Billion||Area - 500,000 m2, 50 semi contact stands|
|Revised: RM3.6 - 3.9 Billion||Area - 803,709 m2, 68 gates & 8 remote stands, (80 aerobridges)|
|Increase in Scope (%)||+60.7%|
|Runway 3, Taxiway Pavement & AGL System|
|Provisional (Feb' 09): RM2 Billion||Code C, Length 2.50km, Width 45m|
|Revised: RM3.6 - 3.9 Billion||Code E, Length 3.96km, Width 60m|
|Increase in Scope (%)||+64.7% (Area)|
|Provisional (Feb' 09): RM2 Billion||Apron Control Tower, Height 77m|
|Revised: RM3.6 - 3.9 Billion||Air Traffic Control Tower, Height 93m|
|Increase in Scope (%)||+20.8% (Height)
+115.4% (Nav. Aids)
|Provisional (Feb' 09): RM2 Billion||Area - 4.85 mil m2|
|Revised: RM3.6 - 3.9 Billion||Area - 11.19 mil m2|
|Increase in Scope (%)||+130.7%|
|Provisional (Feb' 09): RM2 Billion||Length: 8km with 1.5 km elevated road|
|Revised: RM3.6 - 3.9 Billion||Length: 15km with 5.4 km elevated road|
|Increase in Scope (%)||+87.5%
9 May, 2014, LCCT officially closes as KLIA2 takes over.
6 April, 2014, With flight operations at KLIA2 beginning on May 2, the current low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) will be closed on May 9, 2014. Read more on MAHB: KLIA2 has everything AirAsia asked for
13 July, 2010, The Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang will be converted into a cargo terminal once the construction of a new terminal for low cost flights is completed, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, read more on LCCT will be turned into cargo terminal.
2 February, 2008, Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd is considering turning the existing Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) into a cargo transportation hub when the new LCCT is ready in the next three to four years, according to managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad, read more on LCCT may become cargo hub when new terminal is up.Check out Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).