Malaysia Airlines will be temporarily closing its Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Regional and Domestic Garden Lounges as the airline looks to upgrade its facilities as part of a three-month-long renovation.
The Regional Golden Lounge, located in the main terminal building, will close at 12am on May 12 (Friday), while the Domestic Golden Lounge will be closed from 12am on June 2. Both are currently scheduled to reopen on August 15.
Alternative lounge facilities are being made available for business class guests, as well as Enrich Platinum, Gold and Oneworld members.
These include Malaysia Airlines’ 24-hour International Golden Lounge at the Satellite building near the Aerotrain, as well as the Malaysia Airport CIP lounge on the Mezzanine floor of the Satellite Terminal. Travellers on domestic flights will be able to use the B3 Area temporary lounge at the B3 Gate Domestic Main Terminal.
The Malaysia Airport CIP lounge is located near gates 31 to 37 and is open in the morning and evening from 6am to 10am, and 6pm to 10pm. The B3 Area lounge is open throughout the day from 5am to 12am.
Both the Malaysia Airport CIP and B3 Area lounge facilities offer refreshments, seating, wifi, flight information and newspapers and magazines, however neither feature their own toilet and shower facilities, or a Muslim prayer room. Guests at the Malaysia Airport CIP lounge will have to make use of the toilets located opposite the lounge, as well as the nearby public prayer room about a minute’s walk away. Guests at the B3 Area lounge will need to use the toilet outside the lounge and the public prayer room near the Malaysia Airlines Gate A transfer desk approximately five minutes away.
Oneworld members can make use of the Cathay Pacific Lounge as well, located on the mezzanine level near gates C21 to C27 in the satellite building. KLIA also has a Plaza Premium Lounge located across the boardwalk of the satellite building near gates C11 to C17.
The announcement of planned renovations to the two lounges at KLIA was made last year, along with plans to revamp its lounges at London Heathrow Airport.