29 August 2019
Travellers flying through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 this weekend are advised to arrive four hours prior to departure and perform online check-in, as the airport expects to see a higher-than-usual passenger traffic movement due to the long holiday break.
“We are expecting an average of 160,000 daily passengers at KLIA (starting Friday, Aug 30),” KLIA operator Malaysia Airports said in a statement, today.
Malaysia is celebrating National Day on Aug 31 and Awal Muharram on Sept 1.
Malaysia Airports said their 1,000-strong volunteer staff, who were deployed during a recent network failure, will remain in force throughout this peak travel period.
“We remain committed to ensuring that passengers’ journey is seamless,” it added added.
Passengers must also take note of the daily airspace closure at KLIA, between 9am and 10.30am from Aug 27 to 31, for National Day celebration rehearsals.
“Passengers should check on the latest flight schedules from their respective airlines,” Malaysia Airports said, adding that about 85 flights are expected to be affected due to the airspace closure.
It added that the team manning facilities at KLIA and klia2 have been put on high alert to ensure that traffic management, car park availability, washroom cleanliness and Aerotrain operations are well-managed during this period.
“Drivers heading to KLIA are reminded to adhere strictly to the two-minute pick-up and drop-off time at the kerbside to avoid traffic congestion,” Malaysia Airports added.