Kuala Lumpur International Airport is a destination in itself. It is unique because it has within its boundaries all that is needed for business, entertainment and relaxation. The airport is part and parcel of the Multimedia Super Corridor where placement of high technology industries are being actively pursued. KL International Airport is surrounded by four main cities of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Seremban and Malacca. The airport is a catchment's area and offers opportunities for a hive of business activities. Every effort has been made to create a homely airport with a serene environment combined with high technologies attractions. Nature and greenery are part of the airport in line with the "airport in the forest and forest in the airport" concept. The natural environment of the airport is transformed to functions and activities that continue to enhance nature. The abundant forest areas will be preserved and transformed into an environment park containing recreational facilities. For a live-in environment an 80 room Airside Transit Hotel is located within the Satellite Building for the travel-weary transit passengers to rest and refresh themselves. In addition, a 441-room Five Star Hotel, The Pan Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur International Airport, is available within walking distance from the airport terminal building for other airport users to stay and enjoy all the facilities, close to KLIA.
The Low Cost Carrier Terminal is specifically built at KL International Airport to cater to the growing passengers of the Low Cost Airlines, especially the passengers of Malaysia's first 'no-frills' airline, Air Asia. It is located 20km away from the KLIA Main Terminal Building (MTB).
The 35,290 square meters terminal is designed and built to suit the Low Cost Carrier (LCC) business model that requires basic terminal facilities and amenities. With this in mind, the terminal is designed to facilitate the passengers' movement of international and domestic departures/arrivals within a single floor operation area. Thus it doesn't require travellators, escalators and aerobridges to be provided at the terminal.
The operation of the LCC Terminal is supported by the existing parking apron and additional infrastructures such as car parks, surface access, kerbside road and other utilities. This terminal is capable of handling 10million passengers a year and there is scope for further expansion of up to 15 million passengers, if required in the future.