Kuala Lumpur International Airport


The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is situated in Sepang and was designed by Kisho Kurokawa. Built in 1998, it is not far from Sepang’s F1 racing track. The airport was built as part of efforts to compete with the air transport hubs in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore and so you can be sure of great service and excellent facilities when you set off for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airport is thus fairly large and makes use of the latest technology to ensure the best standards possible. The main building features steel hyperbolic paraboloid shells which span a distance of 38.4 m.

The airport’s Passenger Terminal Complex consists of the Main Terminal Building, the Satellite Building and the Contact Pier. The pier and satellite are connected by the Aerotrain which runs between the two every couple of minutes. Here you will find great restaurants and snack bars where you can satisfy your appetite. Both western and Asian foods are available. Other facilities include a post office, baby changing facilities, a 24-hour clinic, pharmacies and an emergency sick bay. If you need to leave baggage behind, you can make use of the coin-operated lockers which are available in the satellite building. If you need them, there are fax machines and Internet access available. There are also a wide variety of shops where you can while away some time if you have to wait for a bit. There is an exchange bureau for those who need to change cash, as well as ATMS and banks in the main building.

Kuala Lumpur Airport also has a Low Cost Carrier Terminal and the KL City Air Terminal, a virtual extension of the main airport.

People with disabilities are well catered for as there are a number of ramps, lifts and appropriate toilets available throughout the airport. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport also enjoys good transportation facilities as you can catch a taxi, arrange for someone to pick you up by car, make use of the express rail between the airport and the Kuala Lumpur’s central station or by catching the bus. For those driving themselves there is plenty of parking available at the airport.