KLIA2 handles 88 million guests since 2014

Since its opening on 2 May 2014, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) has handled a total of 88 million passenger movements at the terminal comprising 30 million domestic and 58 million international passenger movements.

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2). PIX: Malaysia Airports

By Ainul Asniera Ahsan

SEPANG – Since its opening on 2 May 2014, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) has handled a total of 88 million passenger movements at the terminal comprising 30 million domestic and 58 million international passenger movements.

KLIA2 with its capacity to handle a total of 45 million passengers per annum (mppa) has been supporting the traffic growth of low cost carriers steadily over the last three years.

Based on an official statement from Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), after its first year of operation in April 2015, KLIA2 recorded a total of 24 million passenger traffic movements. This growth escalated higher in 2016, which registered a 15% increase to its total number of passenger movements at 27.6 million from the previous year.

The first quarter of 2017 had also shown strong passenger traffic numbers, with a total of 7.1 million passengers handled in the first quarter of 2017, with international and domestic passenger movements at approximately 4.8 million and 2.3 million respectively.

KLIA2 had also undergone a few improvement initiatives over the last three years including the installation of additional  25 walkalators, bringing the total number to 42 units, as well as 24 hour buggy service for greater convenience of the passengers -MalaysiaGazette

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