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Kuala Lumpur International Airport

IATA Code
KUL
ICAO Code
WMKK
Website
http://www.klia.com.my
City
Kuala Lumpur
Country
Malaysia
Network
Domestic | International
Airport Type
Primary
Other airports serving Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Runways
3960m x 60m
4050m x 60m
4124m x 60m
Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
Air Astana
Air China
Air Mauritius
AirAsia
AirAsia X
All Nippon Airways
Bangkok Airways
Batik Air
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
British Airways
Cargolux Airlines International
Cathay Dragon
Cathay Pacific
Cebu Pacific
China Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Emirates Airline
Ethiopian Airlines
Etihad Airways
EVA Air
Garuda Indonesia
Himalaya Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
Indonesia AirAsia
Indonesia AirAsia X
Iraqi Airways
Japan Airlines
Jetstar Asia
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air
Lion Air
Lucky Air
Mahan Air
Malaysia Airlines
Malindo Air
Myanmar Airways International
Nepal Airlines
Oman Air
Pakistan International Airlines
Philippines AirAsia
Qatar Airways
Regent Airways
Royal Brunei Airlines
Royal Jordanian
Saudia
Shanghai Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Silk Way West Airlines
SilkAir
Singapore Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Thai Airways
Tigerair
Turkish Airlines
Uni-Top Airlines
US-Bangla Airlines
Uzbekistan Airways
VietJet Air
Vietnam Airlines
Xiamen Airlines
Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
Air Canada
Air France
Air India
Air KBZ
Air New Zealand
Air Seychelles
airberlin
Alitalia
American Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Cambodia Angkor Air
China Eastern Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Etihad Regional
Finnair
Firefly
flynas
Hawaiian Airlines
Iberia
Jet Airways
Kenya Airways
Lufthansa
Philippine Airlines
Qantas Airways
SAS
SWISS
TAP Portugal
United Airlines
Virgin Australia

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the gateway to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and one of the largest airports in Southeast Asia. Located in Sepang the airport hosts domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 40 airlines and is a hub for airlines including Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and AirAsia X. KLIA is operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.

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Asian airports 2016 traffic: Planning infrastructure growth ahead of the market becomes essential

14-Mar-2017 11:00 AM

Northeast Asia dominated the developments of East Asian airport growth in 2016. Beijing Capital, Asia's largest and the world's second biggest, further narrowed the gap with first place Atlanta. Yet with some Beijing Capital traffic due to start moving to the second airport Beijing Daxing in mid 2019, Beijing Capital may not overtake Atlanta in the near future.

Asia's second largest airport, Tokyo Haneda, is undergoing steady growth ahead of a slot increase to support more international visitors for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Asia's third largest airport, Hong Kong, could soon be overtaken by Shanghai Pudong, which has had a dramatic growth story, especially in the last two years. Seoul Incheon has also grown rapidly and benefits from infrastructure developments.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi posted record traffic, despite some traffic having moved to Don Mueang a few years ago. That initiative to make room for more growth gave only a few years of breathing room.

Asia's largest airports continue to be defined by pent up demand waiting for a combination of more runways, slots, terminals and air space.

Malindo Air: A330s, fast growth, new destinations underpin partnership & network opportunities

13-Mar-2017 1:04 PM

Lion Air Group's Malaysia based Malindo is planning further rapid expansion of its international network over the next month, with four new destinations. The upcoming launch of Brisbane, Chittagong, Guangzhou and Yangon will give Malindo 33 international destinations in Apr-2017, compared to 29 currently and only 21 in Apr-2016.

Malindo Air has also added a remarkable 18 aircraft over the past year, growing its fleet from 27 aircraft in Apr-2016 to 45 aircraft currently. Malindo is planning to expand its fleet by at least 10 aircraft in 2017, including its first widebodies. Three A330-300s will enable Malindo to launch Melbourne or Sydney in 4Q2017, along with other potential medium haul routes such as Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo that cannot be operated with its current 737 fleet.

Malindo plans to add at least another five international destinations over the last eight months of 2017. The Lion Group affiliate should surpass 40 international destinations in late 2017 or early 2018, giving it as many international destinations as Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew: "Something very wrong in the (Asian) long haul market"

10-Mar-2017 11:42 AM

Peter Bellew spent a decade at Ryanair before joining Malaysia Airlines in late 2015, initially as COO before being promoted to CEO in mid 2016. Mr Bellew held a wide range of positions during his tenure at Ryanair – including in operations, training, sales and marketing – providing ample exposure to Michael O’Leary’s unique approach to running an airline.

The new Malaysia Airlines strategy being implemented by Mr Bellew is decidedly non LCC. In recent months the government owned airline has reinforced its premium position, invested in its full service product, resisted unbundling, and pursued closer relationships with travel agents. However, Mr Bellew’s approach with supplier negotiations and media seems at times Ryanair-esque.

Mr Bellew has been extremely blunt in media interviews, public speeches and private meetings. He is not shy to talk about industry weaknesses and challenges – as well as opportunities to secure additional aircraft at bargain basement prices.

Malaysia 2017 aviation outlook: passenger growth may reach 15% as AirAsia, Malindo & MAS expand

31-Jan-2017 10:54 AM

Growth in Malaysia’s dynamic aviation market is set to accelerate in 2017 owing to aggressive expansion by all four of the main Malaysian carriers – AirAsia, AirAsia X, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air. The total passenger fleet in Malaysia is projected to grow 11% in 2017, and passenger growth could reach 15% as average aircraft utilisation rates at most of the airlines also increase.

The Malaysian market grew by 7% in 2016, to approximately 68 million passengers. Malindo Air captured the most growth, accounting for nearly half of the additional passengers. The Lion Group affiliate is again poised to account for nearly half of the total passenger growth in 2017, with more than four million additional passengers, although Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and AirAsia X are also likely to carry at least one million additional passengers each.

Heavy discounting will be required in order to fill the additional seats and meet load factor and traffic targets. Fares in Malaysia are already very low and yields could decline further, particularly in 2H2017 when most of the additional aircraft are slated to be delivered.

Malaysia's AirAsia X: plans to lease two used 777-300ERs for London Gatwick summer 2017 relaunch

30-Jan-2017 12:30 PM

Malaysian long haul low cost airline AirAsia X is planning to dry lease two 777-300ERs from 2Q2017 to support the resumption of services to London Gatwick in Jun-2017. Its joint venture airline in Thailand is also aiming to launch long haul services to Europe in summer 2017 with a new route to Frankfurt, using the group’s existing A330-300ceo fleet.

The lease of second hand 777-300ERs enables AirAsia X to accelerate the relaunch of flights between its main home market of Malaysia and Europe. Previously AirAsia X was intending to wait for the delivery of the A330-900neo to resume long haul flights, which it last operated in 2012 with inefficient A340-300s.

The group was initially aiming to start operating A330-900neos from 2018, but first delivery has been delayed to early 2019. Short term leases on two 777-300ERs therefore give AirAsia X at least an 18 month jump on resuming London – a strategically important market.

However, the 777-300ERs come with high risks and costs, particularly given the current market conditions and the relatively low density full service airline configuration that AirAsia X inherits with the aircraft.

Malindo Air plans more rapid expansion in 2017 as it rebrands, and closes in on Malaysia Airlines

29-Nov-2016 6:18 AM

Malaysia’s Malindo Air is poised to have a momentous year in 2017, with more rapid expansion and a highly anticipated rebranding. Malindo plans to adopt the Batik Malaysia brand in early 2017, positioning it alongside Indonesia-based Batik Air as the two full service airlines in the Lion Group.

Malindo has been one of Asia’s fastest-growing airlines since it launched services in Mar-2013. It recently reached the 40-aircraft milestone, after adding an astonishing 13 aircraft in just six months. Malindo plans to end 2016 with a fleet of 42 and take at least 10 additional aircraft in 2017.

The focus in 2017 will mainly be on adding capacity to existing destinations, improving connectivity as it looks to drive more transit and interline traffic. However new routes to Australia, China and Saudi Arabia are planned in early 2017, followed by potential new routes to Japan, Korea and Pakistan later in the year – leveraging the improved range of the 737 MAX.

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