Located approximately 50 kilometers away from Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, you will find the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This relatively young airport was inaugurated only in 1998. With a capacity of 35 million passengers a year, Kuala Lumpur International saw a whopping 40 million passengers in the year 2012.
This airport, which was build with the concept “Airport in a forest, forest in the airport” is one of the most beautiful airports in the world. Surrounded by Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Seremban, and Malacca, this airport comprises of one Main Terminal Building, a Satellite Terminal Building, and a Low Cost Carrier Terminal building. Connected to more than 100 destinations by almost 70 airlines, it is no wonder this airport is so busy.
To get from the Main Terminal Building to the Satellite Terminal, passengers have the convenience of the Track Transit Aerotrain. This automated people mover is the only means of transport between the two locations. To get to the Low Coast Carrier Terminal 2km away, passengers have the options of taking a taxi, bus, or the rail.
Arriving at the airport, you will find an abundance of taxis waiting to take you wherever you wish to go. Other modes of transport are also available, all you need to do is approach an information booth with a destination in mind, and the airport staff will be able to advise you.
Departing from the airport, you will find the shopping, services and facilities one would expect in such a busy international airport. A whole host of shops with every kind of product and merchandize awaits you at this airport.
Services and Facilities
In most areas inside the airport, you will be able to access free Wi-Fi, and remain connected. You need not register for the service. All you need to do is approach an information booth or visit their website for the instructions.
If you need to change currency, you will find foreign exchange counters conveniently located at both the Main Terminal and the Satellite Terminal buildings. If you require more than just currency exchange, and need full banking services, you will be able to find CIMB Bank branch in the airport equipped and ready to serve both local and international travelers.
If you are feeling unwell or need to procure some supplements at the last minute, there are clinics and pharmacies available at both the Main and Satellite Terminals.
For Muslim travelers both local and international, you will find the airport has prayer rooms set aside just for your use. For passengers of all other faiths in need of a quiet place for quiet time, Silent Rooms cater to your needs.
Smoking is prohibited in the airport, but designated smoking rooms are available.
Adjacent to the Main Terminal Building, you will find the 5-star hotel Sama-Sama. Connected to the terminal building via a sky bridge, you will be able to find comfort and rest here after or between your flights.
If you are transiting and will not be leaving the airport, you can also find some welcomed rest at the Sama-Sama Express Hotel that is located inside the Satellite Terminal Building.