Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Malaysia)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IATA: KUL and ICAO: WMKK) is not only Malaysia’s main international airport but also one of the most important airports in South East Asia. Located about 45 km from the city of Kuala Lumpur, the airport serves over 70 million travelers annually and handles cargo to the tune of 1.2 million tones every year. It is Asia’s fastest growing airports and is ranked 11th in the world in terms of passenger traffic. The airport serves as the main hub of Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia X, Malindo Air and MASkargo Airlines. It is also home to Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation.
The airport features a huge Passenger Terminal Complex with a spectacular roof. Comprising the complex is the Main Terminal Building, the Satellite Terminal Building and the Contact Pier. Apart from a 80-room hotel within the Satellite Terminal Building, there is also another hotel, the 450-room Pan pacific KLIA Hotel located about 10 minutes on foot away (indoor walk).
The Main terminal Building is located between two runways and has 4,200,000 sq. ft. floor space. The Contact Pier is designed to have rectangular shape and connects to the Main Terminal Building. The Pier is mainly used by Malaysia Airlines for its domestic flight operations. However some international flights are also served from the pier.
With 1,890,000 sq. ft of floor space, Satellite Terminal A is used for both in-coming and out-going international flights. Access to the terminal is by use of Aerotrain. Apart from Terminal A, there is also KLIA 2, which is the largest purpose-built terminal in the world. It is specifically dedicated to serve low-cost airlines and can accommodate 45 million travelers annually. There is also another terminal, the KL City Air Terminal that specifically serves city check-ins. The terminal currently serves Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Malaysia and Royal Brunei Airlines.