Friday March 17, 2006
The LCC terminal constructed over a 28,000 meter area will be the second largest terminal after the KLIA. When fully operational, it will be able to handle 10 million passengers annually within the next five years. Like Changi's Budget Terminal, the LCC Terminal is a dedicated no-frills facility, with no aerobridges. Passengers will have to walk to the aircraft.
The LCC terminal occupies a total area of 34,000 sq m. It has 30 aircraft parking bays, 72 check-in counters and can handle 4,000 passengers an hour, according to airport officials. AirAsia is the only tenant at the LCC terminal, but the airport authorities are looking at attracting more no-frills carriers to the facility.
The LCC Terminal will be opened and ready for familiarization on 9th March 2006 and will be fully operational on 23rd March 2006. The Terminal is managed and operated by Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd.
The first plane is scheduled to arrive at the terminal at about 4pm on 23rd March 2006.
LCCT airport tax for domestic flights fixed at RM6. Airport tax at KLIA's low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) has been fixed at RM6 for domestic flights and RM35 for international routes
Get to Low cost carry terminal (LCCT)
The LCC terminal will also operate shuttle bus services for passengers, who are connecting to other flights at KLIA's main terminal. Getting to terminal can be via buses, taxis and the Express Rail Link (ERL).
The LCC terminal is about 15KM away from the main terminal building by road. Airport officials are still finalising discussions with bus and taxi operators to operate there. A future rail link is also being considered.
Kuala Lumpur registered taxis ferrying passengers to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) will not have to drive back empty anymore as like in KLIA. They will be allowed to pick up passengers under the “open system” to be implemented at the terminal. The move is to address grouses voiced by city taxi drivers who are unhappy that they are not allowed to pick up passengers at the KL International Airport (KLIA).
The budget taxi will charge passengers RM59.90 for a trip to Kuala Lumpur city centre, the premier taxi, RM92 per trip, and the family taxi RM138.
Bus and coach
Feeder bus services would be provided to ferry commuters from the KLIA station and Salak Tinggi station to the LCC-T.
Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) was looking at applications from bus companies to ply the LCCT-Jalan Duta route, adding that the current bus company – Airport Coach and KL Travel – could also apply to pick up passengers from the new terminal.
Updated ( 30th March 2006)
A new shuttle (SkyBus) service will ply between the terminal and KL Sentral half-hourly, charging RM9 each way.
Skybus also provide transfer from LCCT to KLIA terminal, it cost RM1.20 one way.
The service, operational from 3.30am to midnight daily, will be available when the RM108mil terminal begins operations on Thursday (23rd March 2006)
Those travelling by KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit – the two high-speed train services linking KL Sentral with KL International Airport – can also catch a shuttle bus from airport to the new terminal at RM1.50 each. The bus plies every 20 minutes.
It is learnt that bus services are being arranged to take people to the LCC-T from KL Sentral, ERL Salak Tinggi station and from the ERL stop at KLIA.
Although no actual fares have been announced, it is learnt that it could be below RM10 per person one way. ERL charges RM35 for a one-way trip.
Customer enquiry (6)03- 2267 8000 or visit their website at www.KLIAekspres.com
Parking in LCCT
Parking rate: RM1.00 for 1st 2 hours, RM2.00 for subsequent hours
Direction to the LCCT
THE terminal is about 15km from the KLIA and can be assessed by road and rail. If you are travelling along the Elite Highway, turn off at the exit to the KLIA.
Paid toll, take the first left exit to Sepang F1 Circuit, Nilai and Banting. A mosque, known as the KLIA mosque is on your left.
Look out for signboards that say “Kargo”, “Pos Malaysia” and “MASKargo”. Go straight on this road called Jalan Pekeliling, until you reach the first roundabout and take a 3 o’clock turn (YES, Right Turn).
Continue driving straight until you come to a crossroad of traffic lights where you see Pos Malaysia Mail and Courier Centre on your right. The LCC-T is located next to the Pos Malaysia warehouse.
Address of the LCCT
Jalan KLIA S3, Southern Support Zone, KLIA, 64000 Sepang.
Telephone Contact: Malaysia airport berhad : ++603 8777 8888
Source : Compile from www.thestar.com.my
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