Air Asia Group moving to KLIA 2

Air Asia Group (AirAsia), consisting of both its flagship brand Air Asia and Air Asia X, will be moving all of its operations to the newly constructed Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) from May 9. The group is currently based in the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Sepang, which is a considerable distance from KLIA.

KLIA 2 is expected to open on May 2, and represents a RM4 billion (US$1.3 billion) investment. Unlike the existing LCCT that only offers basic services, the new facility will feature 80 aerobridges – meaning that most passengers will no longer be bussed out to their flights.

In addition, KLIA 2 will be 257,000sqm, much bigger than the 36,000sqm LCCT. It will consist of 60 departure gates, eight remote stands and a total of 35,000sqm retail space. As the world’s largest purpose-built terminal, KLIA 2 will be able to accommodate up to 45 million passengers annually.

All Air Asia and Air Asia X departures on May 8 will operate out of the LCCT as usual.

Also, several Air Asia X flights that are scheduled to depart in the early morning of May 9 will fly out of LCCT. These include:

Flight D7 236 to Perth – departs 0005

Flight D7 532 to Osaka – departs 0100

Flight D7 512 to Busan – departs 0115

Flight D7 170 to Jeddah – departs 0235

For inbound services to Kuala Lumpur, passengers are reminded to check their flight details prior to boarding as a number of Air Asia (AK) services due to arrive on May 8 will be making their way directly to the new KLIA 2, as opposed to the LCCT. 

The following tables feature affected flights:

Domestic flights arriving into KLIA2 on May 8

Depart from

Flight No

Depart

Arrive

Terengganu

AK 6227

1615

1710

AK 6221

2120

2215

Kota Bharu

AK 6439

1710

1810

AK 6443

2155

2255

AK 6447

2315

0015 (May 9)

Tawau

AK 5741

1855

2140

Bintulu

AK 5243

1945

2145

Alor Setar

AK 6015

2145

2250

Johor Bahru

AK 6049

2205

2255

Sibu

AK 5875

2100

2255

Miri

AK 5649

2105

2320

Langkawi

AK 6323

2240

2345

AK 6311

1520

1630

AK 6315

2020

2130

AK 6317

2110

2220

Kota Kinabalu

AK 5131

2130

0000 (May 9)

AK 5117

1855

2125

AK 5119

1925

2155

Kuching

AK 5219

2220

0005 (May 9)

Penang

AK 6121

2305

0005 (May 9)

AK 6129

2055

2155


International flights arriving into KLIA2 on May 8

Depart from

Flight No

Depart

Arrive

Hong Kong

AK 131

2105

0005 (May 9)

Macau

AK 189

1640

2030

AK 187

1830

2220

Nanning

AK 169

1730

2110

Kunming

AK 100

1740

2150

Lombok

AK 307

1915

2225

Ho Chi Minh City

AK 525

2110

0000 (May 9)

AK 529

1240

1530

Phuket

AK 823

2140

0005 (May 9)

Bali

AK 371

2120

0020 (May 9)

Shenzhen

AK 123

2050

0045 (May 9)

AK 131

2105

0055 (May 9)

Yangon

AK 503

1930

2345

Guangzhou

AK 119

0115 (May 9)

0525 (May 9)

AK 117

2050

0055 (May 9)

Medan

AK 394

2125

2325

Trichy

AK 28

2355

0625 (May 9)

AK 24

0925

1555

AK 26

1705

2335

Kochi

AK 38

2330

0620 (May 9)

Kolkata

AK 62

0040 (May 9)

0720 (May 9)

Chennai

AK 12

1750

0020 (May 9)

AirAsia will inform affected passengers about the change via email of SMS over the coming days.

For more information, visit www.airasia.com

Clement Huang


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