|Basic information about Malaysia Airport KLIA2|
|1. What is KLIA2|
|2. How much did it cost|
|3. Where is KLIA2|
|4. KLIA2 opening date|
|5. Chronology of events|
|6. KLIA2 Latest News, Latest Photos, Construction Photos|
|7. What happened to LCCT|
The new Malaysia Airport, 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 new Malaysia Airport KLIA2 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)|
|Terminal Size (sqm)|
|KLIA||About RM10 Billion|
|LCCT||RM300 Million (terminal only)|
|KLIA2||RM4 Billion (estimated)|
|Passenger Comfort (capacity / floor space)|
|KLIA||52 pax per sqm|
|LCCT||234 pax per sqm|
|KLIA2||124 pax per sqm|
|KLIA||Runway 1 and 2 at KLIA|
|LCCT||Runway 1 and 2 at KLIA|
|KLIA2||Runway 1, 2, new 4km runway 3|
|Retail Space (sqm)|
The opening of the Malaysia Airport KLIA2 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.
|Date & Events|
|Jul 2007||KLIA2 would cost RM1.7 billion. This was announced by then-Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat. Read the story.|
|Mar 2009||KLIA2 budget increased to RM2.0 billion. Read the story.|
|Oct 2010||KLIA2 cost ballooned to RM2.5 billion. Read the story.|
|Nov 2011||KLIA2 cost more than doubled compared to 2007 at RM3.9 billion according to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). Read the story.|
|Jul 2012||AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said KLIA2 cost had escalated to RM5 billion. But authorities denied the figure. Read the story.|
|Oct 2012||KLIA2 cost had increased to RM4 billion, Transport Minister Abdul Rahim Bakri told the parliament. Read the story.|
|Aug 2013||Acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein said KLIA2 would not cost more than RM4 billion. Read the story.|
|9 Feb 2014||Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Karpawi, the chief of Special Cabinet Taskforce on KLIA2 confirmed Hishamuddin’s statement that the cost would not exceed RM4 billion.|
|31 Mar 2014||Abdul Aziz admitted to The Edge Financial Daily that the cost of KLIA2 airport is more than RM4 billion. Read the story.|
|10 Jun 2014||Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi said the construction of the Kuala Lumpur international airport 2 (KLIA2) is among Malaysia's best achievements in the global arena because the cost only entailed RM3.92 billion and it was completed in four years unlike other similar terminals elsewhere. Read the story.|
|25 Jul 2014||The total cost for building the mega-hybrid airport KLIA2, which began operations on May 2, is RM4.5 billion which ballooned from the last capped budget of RM4 billion. Read the story.|
Located less than 2km away from KLIA, The Malaysia Airport 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.
Terminal klia2, KL International Airport Jalan klia 2/1, 64000 KLIA, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. See Google map
|Telephone: (603) - 8778 5000|
|GPS Coordinates: 2.7433° N, 101.6981° E|
|Distance to KLIA: About 2KM|
|Distance to LCCT: About 16KM|
|KLIA2 Layout Plan | Departure Hall | Arrival Hall | Satellite|
There are many transportation options on how to go to the Malaysia Airport KLIA2? Here is a list of transportation options:
Private vehicles (Drive your own car)
Varies (Fuel + Toll Fare), 30 mins ~ 180 mins
Check Toll Fare
Taxis, Cab, Airport limo
Fare: RM33.00 - RM300.00, Duration: 30 mins ~ 180 mins
Check taxi fare from KLIA2
KLIA Ekspres Train
Fastest way to go to KLIA2 and KLIA
From KL Sentral to KLIA2 station (RM35.00, 33 mins)
KLIA Transit Train
Fast train service between KLIA, KLIA2 and all KLIA Transit stations
● From KL Sentral to KLIA2 station (RM35.00, 39 mins)
KTM Komuter Train (from KL Sentral KTM station to Nilai Komuter station)
Fare: RM4.70 (KTM Komuter) + RM1.50 (feeder bus to KLIA2), Duration: 40 mins (KTM Komuter) + 15 mins ~ 20 mins (bus)
Check KTM Komuter Fare
Malaysia Airport KLIA2 starts construction on 31 August 2010.
The Malaysia Airport KLIA2 opens for full operations 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.
|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: 4.85 mil m2|
|Revised: RM3.6 - 3.9 Billion||Area: 11.19 mil m2|
|Increase in Scope (%)||+130.7%|
|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||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%|
|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||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).