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Since May 9, 2014 at the International airport of Kuala Lumpur KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) a new terminal for budget airlines KLIA2 has been launched. Up to this point, all low-cost airlines operated through the LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) Terminal, which, with the commissioning of the new terminal, ceased to receive passengers. Absolutely all flights of budget airlines now arrive and depart not from LCCT but from KLIA2, including the most popular budget airline in the region, AirAsia. We have already visited this airport, and we will introduce you to some changes.
The new klia2 terminal is four times larger than the old LCCT terminal. However, even so, having just started its work, it is already filled to capacity with people and flights. Literally every few minutes a new flight departs or arrives. This terminal is now the largest airport in the world, designed to operate exclusively budget airlines.
KLIA2 is much more comfortable and convenient than the old terminal. If there is still some jostling and confusion in the check-in and baggage check-in area, not all automatic self-check-in counters work, etc., then the departure zone here is simply gorgeous. It is huge and comfortable, and once here, passengers can expect to board the flight in comfortable conditions. If in the Old Airport no one was in a hurry to get into the departure zone, because at times there was simply nowhere to sit, now on the contrary it makes sense to rush here. In the international departure area there are many shops of dry-fries, restaurants and cafes, other services. In this zone, as well as throughout the airport, there is free Wi-Fi Internet (however, you will first have to register by entering IC-number from the National Registration Card of citizens Malaysia, but who needs, that such a number is easy to find).
Transport has now become no less convenient. The old LCCT terminal, although located very close to the KLIA international terminal, was connected to it only by an ordinary road. Moreover, to get from one terminal to another, it was necessary to drive about 20 kilometers, which took at least half an hour, and taking into account the intervals between sending buses, it was necessary to lay at least one hour for this trip. Now, a railway has been laid to the new terminal, along which high-speed trains KLIA Express and KLIA Transit run. And now, to move between terminals, you need 2 ringgit (see currency of Malaysia and exchange rate) and no more than 30 minutes of time, taking into account the intervals between trains. The trip itself by high-speed train takes no more than 5 minutes. Accordingly, on the same trains you can very quickly get to the city center, namely to the city station KL Sentral for 55 ringgit.
For those who wish to get to the city more economically (a trip on KLIA Express and KLIA Transit costs 55 ringgit), bus routes are still preserved. To get them to the station KL Sentral or Puduraya (Puduraya) costs from 12 ringgit. Moreover, the bus routes have even expanded, and now you can get from here not only to Kuala Lumpur, but also to Malacca, Ipoh, Johor Bahru and other cities of the country. You can also take a bus directly from the airport to the main bus station of Kuala Lumpur TBS, from where you can already get anywhere in the country (see for more information about the TBS bus station)
Additional information about the klia2 terminal on the official websites: