Pictorial report of my visit to the klia2 Open Day continues. Read Part 1 of the report here.
To go for a full tour of klia2, one needs a boarding pass.
The boarding pass for the klia2 tour
Visitors passing through security before the tour
The departure gates at the Domestic Departure. The airport has 60 gates in both the Domestic and International Departures
Travellers can still do last minute shopping before boarding their flights
Seating at the departure gate
Priority seats are also available
Visitors are taken by bus for a tour of the apron, taxiway and the runway.
Buses ferrying visitors for a tour of klia2
klia2 has 80 aerobridges
Runway 15/33 is the third runway at KLIA
View of klia2. The control tower on the left is the tallest control tower in the world. It measures 141.3m. The Main Terminal is connected to the Satellite building via a Skybridge
This 300m Skybridge is the first in Asia and only the third airport Skybridge in the world
After the tour of the runway, visitors disembark at one of the arrival gates.
Visitors walking towards the International Arrival Hall in the Skybridge
The long walk to the Arrival Hall
Limited seats are available for travellers to take a short break before continuing towards Arrival Hall
When you see this baggage information board, you know you are near the exit
Last stretch of the walk to the Arrival Hall
Before that, don’t forget to collect your luggage. There are 10 conveyor belts – 2 for domestic and 8 for international
Trolleys all ready to be used. Finishing touches yet to be completed during the tour
Last but not least, the Customs Check. These Customs officers graciously posed for me 🙂
Flight arrivals information display outside the International Arrival Hall
The International Arrival Hall
klia2 is easily accessible through public transport. In fact there is a Transportation Hub located on Level 1 of gateway@klia2. Public transport available are Express Rail Link (both KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit), airport express buses, inter-city express buses and taxis.
However there is no shuttle between KLIA and KLIA2 on the airside. To get between these two terminals, travellers will have to transfer on the landside using the Express Rail Link. It costs RM2.00 for the 4 minute journey.
One-stop transport hub @ klia2
After touring the runway and the Arrival level, I continued the tour to the International Departures.
Manual immigration counters
Autogates for Malaysian biometric passports
Walking inside the Skybridge towards the departure gates
The high ceilings with lots of natural lighting gives an airy feeling on the Skybridge
Travolators are available to get passengers to their departure gates in a timely manner. The same facility is also available for Arrivals
For transit passengers, there is a hotel inside the terminal itself, Sama-Sama Express Hotel, klia2.
Sama-Sama Express Hotel, klia2 mock room
On the land side, the closest hotel is Tune Hotel which is directly connected to the klia2 terminal via a covered walkway and link bridge.
View of klia2 with the world’s tallest control tower on the left and Tune Hotel on the right
In conclusion, travellers on low cost carriers will now be served in a more comfortable and less chaotic environment.