Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia airport, KLIA2 Terminal Artist's impression.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia airport, KLIA2 Terminal Artist's impression. Picture courtesy Malaysia Airports.

AirAsia announces flight disruptions during move to new klia2 terminal

With the launch of the new klia2 terminal at its Kuala Lumpur airport hub, the AirAsia group will move all of its operations from the the current LCC Terminal (LCCT) to klia2 on Friday, May 9, 2014.

More information on the klia2 terminal including satellite photo and terminal map, below the fold
All AirAsia X (D7) flights will operate from the LCCT on May 8, 2014, including these flights departing early morning of May 9, 2014:

  1. D7 236 to Perth. Scheduled departure at 00:05 (12:05 AM)
  2. D7 532 to Osaka. Scheduled departure at 0:100 (1:00 AM)
  3. D7 512 to Busan. Scheduled departure at 01:15 (1:15AM)
  4. D7 170 to Jeddah. Scheduled departure at 02:35 (2:35AM)

While all scheduled departures of AirAsia (AK) will operate from the LCCT as per normal on Thursday, May 8, 2014, many domestic and international flights will arrive at klia2. The airline has not given any explanation, but we presume AirAsia will be testing the terminal, working out the final kinks, before commencing full scale operations the next day.

International AirAsia (AK) flights arriving in to klia2 on May 8 and 9, 2014

No Departure From Flight Num Departure Arrival into klia2
1 Trichy AK 28 2355hrs 0625hrs (9th May)
2 AK 24 0925hrs 1555hrs
3 AK 26 1705hrs 2335hrs
4 Kochi AK 38 2330hrs 0620hrs (9th May)
5 Kolkata AK 62 0040hrs (9th May) 0720hrs (9th May)
6 Chennai AK 12 1750hrs 0020hrs (9th May)
7 Macau AK 189 1640hrs 2030hrs
AK 187 1830hrs 2220hrs
8 Nanning AK 169 1730hrs 2110hrs
9 Kunming AK 100 1740hrs 2150hrs
10 Lombok AK 307 1915hrs 2225hrs
11 Ho Chi Minh City AK 525 2110hrs 0000hrs (9th May)
AK 529 1240hrs 1530hrs
12 Phuket AK 823 2140hrs 0005hrs (9th May)
13 Bali AK 371 2120hrs 0020hrs (9th May)
14 Shenzhen AK 123 2050hrs 0045hrs (9th May)
AK 131 2105hrs 0055hrs (9th May)
15 Yangon AK 503 1930hrs 2345hrs
16 Guangzhou AK 119 0115hrs (9th May) 0525hrs (9th May)
AK 117 2050hrs 0055hrs (9th May)
17 Medan AK 394 2125hrs 2325hrs

Domestic AirAsia (AK) flights arriving in to klia2 on May 8 and 9, 2014

No Departure From Flight Num Departure Arrival into klia2
1 Terengganu AK 6227 1615hrs 1710hrs
2 AK 6221 2120hrs 2215hrs
3 Kota Bharu AK 6439 1710hrs 1810hrs
4 AK 6443 2155hrs 2255hrs
5 AK 6447 2315hrs 0015hrs (9th May)
6 Tawau AK 5741 1855hrs 2140hrs
7 Bintulu AK 5243 1945hrs 2145hrs
8 Alor Setar AK 6015 2145hrs 2250hrs
9 Johor Bahru AK 6049 2205hrs 2255hrs
10 Sibu AK 5875 2100hrs 2255hrs
11 Miri AK 5649 2105hrs 2320hrs
12 Langkawi AK 6323 2240hrs 2345hrs
13 AK 6311 1520hrs 1630hrs
14 AK 6315 2020hrs 2130hrs
15 AK 6317 2110hrs 2220hrs
16 Kota Kinabalu AK 5131 2130hrs 0000hrs (9th May)
17 AK 5117 1855hrs 2125hrs
18 AK 5119 1925hrs 2155hrs
19 Kuching AK 5219 2220hrs 0005hrs (9th May)
20 Penang AK 6121 2305hrs 0005hrs (9th May)
21 AK 6129 2055hrs 2155hrs

AirAsia has indicated its has informed the affected passengers via email and SMS about the change of terminal. Passengers may still contact AirAsia on the web.

What is KLIA2

KLIA2 is the new 257,000 square metres terminal developed by Malaysia Airports for local and international carriers, designed to handle up to 45 million passengers annually with 60 gates. While the AirAsia group is expected to contribute around 80% of its traffic, the terminal can also cater to full-service carriers. Malaysia Airports is adding a third runway purpose built to cater to klia.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia airport, KLIA2 Terminal Satellite Overview
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia airport, KLIA2 Terminal Satellite Overview. Picture courtesy MAHB.

Unlike the LCCT it is replacing, klia2 which is located about two kilometres from the main KLIA terminal, is connected to KLIA via ERL’s high-speed train allowing for a seamless transit.

For more information on klia2 visit its website. You can download a PDF terminal map here.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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