Malindo Air operates from KLIA2
Malindo Air are expected to operate at the new KLIA2 low-cost carrier terminal when it opens on May 1 2013. Malindo Air is new addition to the existing 12 budget carriers operating at the existing low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT).
AirAsia, which will be the largest user of the new terminal, had on Oct 22, for the first time openly agreed to move to KLIA2 after years of disputes with MAHB over issues from its original site and the airline’s requirements to concerns over possible hikes in airport and aeronautical charges such as office rentals, landing and parking fees.
The RM4 billion terminal is designed for a capacity of 45 million passengers per year and MAHB is expected that KLIA2 will handle 20 million passengers in the first year of operations.
KLIA2 is being constructed in stages where the physical completion of the terminal is slated for end-January; while infrastructure completion is estimated by end-March. The KLIA2 is now 70% complete now and on track to open on May 1. It will be the biggest purpose-built LCCT in the world.
Meanwhile, the RM150 million skybridge at KLIA2 spans 300m, with 60m of walkalators. It will connect KLIA2′s passenger terminal building to the KLIA satellite building.