The airlines serving Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) are shared between two separate airport terminals, each catering for international and domestic passengers but sharing the same Airport Code KUL. The two terminals are within clear sight of each other and are connected both by road (car/bus) and by the KLIAEkspres / Transit trains (MYR 2 each way).
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) opened in 1998 and caters for full service airlines flying into and out of Kuala Lumpur. The airport has two main sections. The Main terminal building is close to the check-in area and all baggage collection and Customs & Immigration facilities are located in this building. The main building is connected to a Satellite building by an internal train service. KLIA is the home airport for Malaysia Airlines and flights leave from both the Main Building (domestic and short haul flights) and the Satellite Building.
If you are flying on Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways or Royal Brunei Airlines, you may use the City Check-in facility at KL Sentral Railway Station and travel to the Airport by KLIAekspres without having to carry your own luggage.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) opened in May 2014 and the low-cost airlines fly in and out of this one. If you want to shop while you wait, there is an integrated shopping centre, including a supermarket. Like the ‘big brother’ airport KLIA, the airport has a Main and a Satellite building, although the two are connected by a walkway. There are travellators, but passengers need to take the distance into account when calculating the time they need to get to their Departure Gate. Low-Cost carrier AirAsia uses KLIA2 as its main hub and home airport.
Airlines serving Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Airlines using the Main Terminal Building
Malaysia Airlines uses the Main building for all domestic flights and short haul international flights which use a second level of the Departure Lounges, accessed through the International Departure entrance.
Airlines using the Satellite Terminal Building
A – B
Air Astana flies to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Air China to Beijing-Capital from end October 2015. Air France flies to Paris-Charles de Gaulle until 25th October 2015 and Air India Express offers flights to Chennai (formerly known as Madras).
Air Mauritius fly daily to Mauritius, All Nippon Airways (ANA) fly in to Tokyo-Narita, Bangkok Airways will take you to Koh Samui. Biman Bangladesh Airlines offer services to Dhaka and British Airways have recently begun direct flights to London-Heathrow.
Condor Airlines has replaced Lufthansa as the only airline flying directly between Kuala Lumpur and Frankfurt since November 2018.
Himalaya Airlines made its first flight into KLIA on 10th February 2017, from its base in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Iraqi Airways flies direct to Baghdad and Japan Airlines flies to Tokyo-Narita. You can go to Amsterdam or Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta with KLM, Korean Air will take to you to Seoul-Incheon and Kuwait Airways fly to both Kuwait and Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta. Lufthansa flies in from Frankfurt and on to Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta.
M – Q
As the hub of Malaysia Airlines, the satellite building will currently put you on board flights to 21 long haul international destinations. Mahan Air gives you a third choice to Tehran Imam Khomeini, you can fly to Yangon with Myanmar Airways International, or to Kathmandu with Nepal Airlines. Malindo Air flies their Boeing 737 flights from KLIA to a number of local and regional destinations and are set to return to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne from March 2022. They also fly ATR72 commuter hops out of Subang Skypark close to Kuala Lumpur.
Oman Air flies to Muscat and Singapore, and if you want to go to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore or Peshawar in Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines will carry you. Qatar Airways, one of the Skytrax 5 star airlines, (five of the seven fly into KLIA) will fly you to Doha and onwards. Philippine Airlines resumed daily flights from Manila on 7th June 2017.
R – S
Regent Airways flies to its home base of Shahjalal International Airport Dhaka, with Royal Brunei Airlines carrying passengers into Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Visit Jordan through their Amman-Queen Alia Airport on Royal Jordanian, and if you are planning a trip to Jeddah, Medina or Riyadh, you can fly Saudia.
Fly into Shanghai-Pudong with their home airline Shanghai Airlines, and to Singapore Changi with Singapore Airlines or their sister company SilkAir. If you’re heading for Colombo, Sri Lanka, you can fly with SriLankan Airlines.
T – Y
Travel to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi with Thai Airways, or to Istanbul Atatürk Airport with Turkish Airlines. United Airways (Bangladesh) will fly you to Dhaka, and you can get to Tashkent or Singapore with Uzbekistan Airways.
Vietnam Airlines will take you to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City (the old Saigon) and if you want to go to Dalian, Fuzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen or Zhengzhou in China, you might like to look at Xiamen Air. Currently all flights are suspended on Yemenia services to Dubai-International and Sana’a in Yemen.
Airlines serving Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2)
AirAsia and their long haul subsidiary, AirAsia X use KLIA2 as their Home airport and between them carry the bulk of the airport’s traffic on the most flights. The associated Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, AirAsia Zest, and AirAsia India fly between KLIA2 and their home country from where passengers can travel onward. Connect to all AirAsia websites through their main AirAsia link. All bookings can be made from this page and you may choose your preferred language and currency as well.