Airport Malaysia : a true hub and traveler’s paradise

Malaysia, this beautiful country in Southeast Asia is full of natural and urban treasures.
Malaysia airport make access to the country very easy.
Malaysia is a cultural mix, a culinary paradise and a natural wonder. If you want to know more about Malaysia, we invite you to visit our article what you have to Know Malaysia.

Whether you are a first time tourist or a tourist visiting Malaysia for the umpteenth time, Malaysia airports will always have the same effect on you. Malaysia airports are masterpieces with beautiful myriads.

Malaysia has 39 airports, 6 of them are international, which can absorb the growing demand of tourists.

Airport Malaysia : KLIA

malaysia klia airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is located 50 kilometers from the city. KLIA is the main and largest airport in the country. It has been ranked among the top five airports in the world. Every day, it processes the requests of approximately 35 million passengers (before COVID19…).

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the gateway to Malaysia. KLIA consists of five floors, ten doors and two main terminals (KLIA1 and KLIA2). KLIA1 is mainly used by Malaysian Airlines and international airlines, while KLIA2 is the terminal for low-cost carriers such as Air Asia.
The two terminals are not so close to each other, a distance of about 50 km separates them.
It takes about 35 minutes to 1 hour to get from one airport to the other: be very careful if you have connections between the 2 airports.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is connected by a good railroad line. If you take the train, you can easily reach the other end of the airport in 3 minutes. If you want to go to the city center of Kuala Lumpur from the airport, it will take you an hour drive with a cab or a bus.

Speaking of the city, the airport is home to a wide range of hotels, lounges, restaurants, and duty-free stores that sell a variety of products. There are five floors at the airport and several ATMs. In the main terminal you will find banks such as CIMB and Maybank. You will also find kiosks and currency exchange centers in the middle of the airport.

Airport Malaysia : international airports

Apart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia has several other international airports such as :

Malacca International Airport

Malacca airport was built in 1952, it serves thestate of Malacca and northern Johor. Three airlines (Wings Air, Sky Aviation, Firefly) serve the flights. Malacca Airport is equipped with international standard infrastructure and has been recently renovated. These recent renovations have allowed the airport to allow additional carriers on the runway. The airport can handle up to 1.5 million passengers annually.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport is also known as Subang International Airport. The airport was named after the eighth sultan of Petaling district. For a long time the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport was the main airport of the country, but it was replaced by the KLIA. After restructuring, it serves general aviation and turboprop aircraft for domestic and international flights.
From this airport, you can also reach Langkawi, Pangkor or Tioman from 2022.

Penang International Airport

Penang International Airport is considered the third busiest airport in the country. It is located 16 km south of the city of Georgetown. The airport serves a large part of the Southeast Asian region. In 2017, approximately 7 million visitors used the airport. It serves West Malaysia and has a fast check-in system compared to other airports in Malaysia. In fact, there are several transportation options for passengers arriving here.

Kuching International Airport

Located 11 km south of the city center of Kuching, the international airport serves the Sarawak region. It is considered the hub for Malaysian Airlines and AirAsia. Both airlines operate a good number of domestic and international flights. In 2006, a new terminal was added to the airport.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport

The Kota Kinabalu International Airport is located about 8 km from the city. According to passenger traffic, the airport is the second busiest airport in the country. Kota Kinabalu International Airport serves the entire city of Kinabalu as well as the West Coast of Sabah. Terminal 1 is the airport’s main terminal and has 64 check-in counters for international and domestic flights. Terminal 2 has 26 check-in counters.

Langkawi International Airport

Langkawi International Airport is located in Kedah and is also used as a venue for aerospace exhibitions. The airport has undergone several renovations to increase its capacity to accommodate 4 million passengers annually. Moreover, it serves several destinations such as: Singapore, Doha, London and others.

Airport Malaysia : domestic airports

Malaysia also has several domestic airports such as :

Miri Airport

Miri Airport is the second busiest airport in the state of Sarawak. It is close to the border of Brunei. Moreover, the airport is the gateway to Sarawak. It has become a major hub for airlines like MASwings. Miri Airport operates mainly domestic flights and has only one international route – to Singapore.

Sultan Ismail Petra Airport

Sultan Ismail Petra Airport serves the wider Kota Bharu city area. Currently, the airport has 9 check-in counters. It operates 7 domestic flights with Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly and Malindo Air. The only international flight the airport operates is to Singapore.

Sandakan Airport

Sandakan Airport is located in the eastern part of the state of Sabah. It allows for easier connection to the country’s larger cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. In addition to this, Sandakan Airport has an international route to Brunei.

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