The Kuala Lumpur International Airport, or KLIA, is Malaysia’s main international airport and one of the major airports in South East Asia. It is the largest and busiest airport in Malaysia. In 2016, it handled 52,643,511 passengers and 642,558 tonnes of cargo.
|Facts and figures about KLIA terminal|
|Grand opening||27 June 1998|
|IATA / ICAO||KUL / WMKK|
|Hub for||Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, MASKargo, UPS Airlines, AirAsia, AirAsia X, AsiaCargo Express|
|Airfreight||642,558 tonnes (2016)|
|Main Terminal Building & Contact Pier|
|Floor area||3,620,000 sq ft|
|Capacity||5 million passengers per annum|
|Parking Bays||20 (aerobridge), 23 (remote)|
|Floor area||1,543,590 sq ft|
|Capacity||20 million passengers per annum|
|Parking Bays||26 (aerobridge), 15 (remote)|
The ground breaking ceremony for Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) took place on 1 June 1993 and the grand opening was officially inaugurated by the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Ja’afar of Negeri Sembilan, on 27 June 1998.