31 August, 2010

Launching of the KLIA2 Terminal


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launced the world's first mega terminal for low-cost carriers’s ground-breaking ceremony in Sepang yesterday. The new terminal will be known as KLIA2. The new low-cost terminal will meet the expected high growth rate of low-cost travel needs for the next 10 to 15 years. Currently, the low-cost carriers are using the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) also in Sepang. However, due to increase in demand, the LCCt terminal is getting more congested with passengers and also carriers. The new low-cost carrier terminal is expected to be able to handle 30 million passengers annually. The KLIA2 terminal is llocated only 2 km from the current Main Terminal building.

Both terminals, i.e. KLIA and KLIA2, will be interconnected to cater for easy inter-terminal transfer and better connectivity between the two. According to the news report, KLIA2 will have built-in walkways, bigger space per passenger and total separation between arrival and departing passengers for improved security. Express Rail Link (ERL) service is expected to be extended to the KLIA2 terminal. Read HERE for related story.

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