Kuala Lumpur International Airport or KLIA serves as the major airport for the capital city Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and as one of Southeast Asia's largest airports.
Situated in the Sepang district, south of the state of Selangor, about 50 km (31 miles) from Kuala Lumpur City Center, KLIA was built at a cost of about RM8.5 billion or US$3.5 billion. KLIA is capable of handling 35 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year. It was ranked as the 20th busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic in 2014, and the 10th busiest international airport in Asia in the same year.
KLIA serves as a major airport in the Klang Valley Metropolitan Region, Greater Klang Valley, Shah Alam, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and South Perak. With the large scope of population within reach, the airport has become one of the key economic strengths for the nation, well-connected via expressways to all parts of Peninsular Malaysia, and highly industrialized areas like Shah Alam, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
The planning of KLIA began in 1990 when the government under former prime minister Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad decided that the existing Subang International Airport (now Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport) could not handle future demand, which was seen as an important component of the Multimedia Super Corridor. After the move to KLIA, Subang Airport's Terminal 1 building was demolished. In 2007 however, Malaysia Airports entered into agreement to redevelop Terminal 3 of Subang Airport to become Subang Skypark, an integrated airport for turboprop and chartered planes for surrounding residential area and business parks.
Getting there from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan.
KLIA Transit (ERL) train to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) that takes exactly 30 minutes from TBS.
For full schedule of KLIA Transit trains, visit: http://www.kliaekspres.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/New-KLIA-Transit-Peak-Timetable-Update-160714.pdf