In conjunction with Malaysia Day today,
PATCHAY.COM presents a video of the upcoming KLIA 2, or commonly referred as the New Low-Cost Carrier Terminal.
(Note: Ground breaking ceremony for KLIA 2 was held on August 30, 2010)
Source: Malaysia Airports, Zuraina Ismail and GravityredSB
KLIA 2 is slated to be ready by April 2012 and with 242,000 sq metre of space it would be the largest purpose-built dedicated terminal for low-cost carriers in the world. The terminal will also have a significant area for shopping and dining.
The 2.5 billion ringgit KLIA 2 will feature Asia's first pedestrian skybridge in an airport. The skybridge will connect the international pier and the domestic pier.
Source: The Sun2Surf
KLIA 2 is located 2km away from KLIA Main Terminal Building and could accommodate up to 30-35 million passengers annually, and with future expansion, could handle up to 45 million passengers a year.
It has a total of 68 boarding gates, most of which will be serving its anchor tenant, that is the AirAsia Group.
By end of 2013, the AirAsia Group is expected to have a fleet of more than 180 planes.
The widely debated aerobridge feature is still pending negotiations between Malaysia Airports and AirAsia, and there is no confirmation whether there would be an aerotrain link between KLIA and KLIA 2.
A dedicated runway for KLIA 2 is currently under construction.
Source: Cyril Dason
KLIA 2 would have an integrated transport hub, connecting various modes of transportation such as taxis and buses. It will also be linked by an Express Rail Link extension line, besides a possible link to the nearest KTM.
Other facilities include a semi-automated baggage handling system, support zones, cargo and inflight complexes, a 6,000-vehicle parking complex, a hotel (possibly a new Tune Hotel) and AirAsia's future headquarters.
Related Article: http://www.patchay.com/2010/03/new-lcct-klia.html
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