The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is Malaysia's main International airport and a leading aviation hub in Asia. Situated in the Sepang district, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the primary airport serving Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding Klang Valley region.


The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Malaysia. In 2017, it handled 58,554,627 passengers and 710,186 tonnes of cargo.


The KLIA comprises of three main buildings - the Main Terminal Building, the Contact Pier, and the Satellite Building.

KLIA layout plan
Layout plan for Main Terminal Buiding, Contact Pier, and Satellite Building

The Main Terminal Building covers 390,000 square metres and the Departure Hall and Arrival Hall are located at this building. The Contact Pier is an extension of the Main Terminal Building with gates marked with prefix A and B for Domestic departures, G and H for International flights.

Aerial view of KLIA Main Terminal Building and Contact Pier
Aerial view of KLIA Main Terminal Building and Contact Pier
The 176,000 square metres Satellite Building accommodates International flights departing and arriving at the KLIA. Passengers have to travel to the Satellite Building via the Aerotrain.

Aerial view of KLIA Satellite Building
Aerial view of KLIA Satellite Building
Since its inauguration in year 1998, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has won numerous awards from international organizations such as Skytrax and International Air Transport Association for its comprehensive list of services and superb professional services.

Aerial view of KLIA and its surrounding area
Aerial view of KLIA and its surrounding area. The air traffic control tower, multi-storey car park next to the terminal, the Main Terminal Building, and the Sama-Sama Hotel are all clearly in sight.


What's available at KLIA

Want to know more about the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and find out what's available there? Check out the KLIA layout plan and review the facilities & services at the KLIA.

A lot of airlines are operating at the KLIA. And you can check flight status & schedule at the KLIA.

The taxi services and bus services are available at KLIA's Main Terminal Building to help the travellers move on to their next destination.

For fast transfer between the KLIA and the klia2 terminal, you can make use of the ERL train services. If you have problems with your luggage, please check out the lost & found facility at the KLIA.

If you need a stay-over near the KLIA, consider the Sama-Sama Hotel for a 5-star hotel experience, also, the Sama-Sama Express KLIA is available for a quick rest.

Sama-Sama Hotel
Sama-Sama Hotel, 5 star hotel near KLIA

At the Satellite Building, you can opt for the exclusive Plaza Premium Lounge or the Napzone KLIA by Sovotel for a quick rest before your next flight.

The car park facility at the KLIA is connected to level 2 of KLIA's Main Terminal Building through the pedestrian bridge.

Parking Facility at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Parking facility at KLIA


At the KLIA's Departure Hall, a total of 216 check-in counters, located in 6 different islands, identified by the letters A - M (excluding I).

Check-in counters area at Level 5 of KLIA Main Terminal Building
Check-in counters area at Level 5 of KLIA Main Terminal Building, see KLIA layout plan
The passengers have to travel between the Contact Pier and the Satellite Building via the Aerotrain. The Aerotrain is fully automated and driverless.

View of Main Terminal Building from the Aerotrain
View of Main Terminal Building from the Aerotrain
For the arriving passengers, if you need a quick transfer to klia2 terminal, the information counter is available at the Contact Pier for help on transfer between klia2 and KLIA.

Information counter at the Contact Pier
Information counter at the Contact Pier


The Malaysia Airport KLIA was designed using the 'Airport in the Forest, Forest in the Airport' concept, in which it is surrounded by green space with an entire section of the rain forest transplanted in the Satellite Building.

KLIA - Airport in the Forest, Forest in the Airport
KLIA Satellite Building - Airport in the Forest, Forest in the Airport, see more picturs of KLIA.
The KLIA airport is operated by Malaysia Airports (MAHB) Sepang Sdn Bhd and is the major hub of Malaysia Airlines, MASkargo, AirAsia, AirAsia X, Malindo Air, UPS Airlines and Gading Sari.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), see more picturs of KLIA.