Located just two kilometers from the main KLIA Terminal, this will be the largest Low Cost Carrier Terminal in the region of Southeast Asia with a total area of 242,000 square meters. There will be a total of 68 aircraft parking bay while the new budget terminal will cater to around 30 million passengers. There will also be a third runaway which is located 1.5 km from the second runaway.
KLIA2 Shoplot Update: 225 Commercial Lots open to bidding. The first tender is set for the first week of December 2011 and the second tender is set from 15th Feb 2012. From the 225 lots at KLIA2, 50% will be for Retail, 40% Food and Beverage and 10% for Services. The final list of tenants will be confirmed bu July 2012 and the projected opening date for the complex is set at October 2012. Those interested should contact MAB for the tender of shoplots at KLIA2.
Other facilities here include a semi-automated baggage handling system, support zones, cargo and inflight complexes, a 6,000-vehicle parking complex, two to three hotels and AirAsia's future headquarters. Among the main hotels that will be built here is the Tune Hotel which will serve as one of the main budget hotels here. Another possibility is that Pan Pacific will also open a hotel here.
Now the cabinet has deferred its decision on the installation of aerobridges at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 low-cost carrier terminal pending further studies on the matter, said Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha. According to sources, the cost of 80 aerobridges is around RM104 million (US$34.5 million).
According to one of the contractors, the construction of the Integrated Complex is expected to be completed by 30th June 2012 so this is at the end of Q2 which is in line with the October opening date for the overall project. It is announced that the project will now be fully open in April 2013. Along with all the other projects, it will make the KLIA 2 Integrated Complex, a RM486 million (US$161 million) privatized development in which MAHB holds a 30% stake.
EXPRESS Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB) also plans to lay 2km of railway tracks from the KL International Airport (KLIA) to the new low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT2) in Sepang to extend its rail services. ERL has 12 electric high-speed train sets for the KLIA Express, which runs from KL Sentral to KLIA in 28 minutes, and KLIA Transit, which stops at Bandar Tasek Selatan, Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi before heading to the airport in 35 minutes.
According to the MB of MAHB, there is a land is a portion of the 6,750 acre land bank that is set aside for development adjacent to KLIA. Dubbed the KLIA Aeropolis, it is categorized under the wholesale and retail initiative under the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA). The KLIA area will be transformed as a catalyst for tourism, leisure and employment, thereby diversifying the airport city.
Completion of the 50 acre development is scheduled for 2013 and there will be other phases in the development of KLIA Aeropolis which would include a commercial business district which houses office parks, retail/commercial centres, an auto mall, exposition/convention center, medical center, training center complex and service apartments. There are also plans to build golf courses, a boutique hotel and a theme park as well as agro-tourism tracts of land.
*Pictures above are sourced from The Moodie Report, Skyscraper City and also The Star Newspaper.
Those companies interested in renting a shop lot in KLIA2 will have to go through the bidding process for the 225 commercial lots here. You need to contact MAB Commercial Services for this process. At the moment, there are 400 potential retailers who are bidding for the 225 Shops in KLIA 2 which is going to be the biggest and modern budget airline terminal in the country.
For the record, this massive terminal project will be called KLIA2 and not LCCT2 which will be bigger than the existing KLIA that caters to 25 million passengers per year while the new KLIA2 will cater for 30 million passengers which is up-gradable to 45 million. It is also a terminal and not an airport as many think.
The overall project will create about 4000 jobs for locals while it will serve as one of the shopping areas for the Sepang district while opening many opportunities for other developments around the area. Until the completion of this project in