KLIA 2 Design, Our New LCCT + Proposed Designs

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Saw the news just now, and was intrigue to know that the design and name of the new Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) has been officially finalized by those whom are concern.  The name of the new LCCT would be KLIA2.  Kind of simple if you ask me, and it would be a little bit confusing for those who are discussing about KLIA.  Imaging your taxi driver overhearing you said ‘KLIA‘ only when you intend to go to KLIA2.  Honestly, I’d prefer if the name LCCT was kept.

Anyway, enough about my rants on the name, here is the design which I believe is the confirmed KLIA2 confirmed design.  It looks really awesome!  Too bad it’s not in Kuching. (You can click every picture to enlarge)

Overview of the possible KLIA2

I think the new design is perfect.  According to reports, KLIA2 will be linked by the ERL (Express Rail Link) which means the possible slow death of AirAsia’s SkyBus services.  Apart from that, there was also an integrated hotel and the usual food and retail outlets made available, which makes me wonder what will happen to the newly opened Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT. Anyway, I’m anticipating this new airport, but I am sure the opposition party will have a field day saying the design is ridiculous and not necessary.

Well, for what it’s worth, I would go for Design Option #4 as second choice for KLIA2, if the present design wasn’t chosen.  How about you? (Note that all photos are taken from the forum skyscrapercity.com and are credited to their photo owners which I couldn’t identify.)

35 COMMENTS

  1. This airport was design by my friend, an architect from LKMD Architect KL. Yeah design is so futuristic n cool. I heard that they are also working closely with our local architect here to design the new Kuching LCCT. XD

  2. Hivihazan:
    Yeah.. KLIA2 sounds weird. Its enough we have a lot of 1 already.

    Elisha:
    Yeah.. probably.

    Audio:
    Wah.. kuching to have one LCCT? Good, but how about flight demand? KIA is deserted at night 🙁

    Willie:
    maybe bro..

    Norris:
    Yeah.. i think so…

    Beng:
    True… bus service will be cheaper, but then you have the jam.

    • I don’t think Kuching International Airport will have it’s own Low Cost Terminal soon. The current terminal is severely under-utilized.

  3. LKMD only prepared the concept design while the details is prepared by AHAN-ICB. There’s a reason why the name changed to ‘KLIA 2’ instead of ‘LCCT 2’. One of them is because of the concept, design, and the material/facade used.

    MFS

    C&S Engineer
    KLIA 2 Project

  4. i want to know what is exactly KLIA2 is located?..
    i’m studying in UKM and travel by fligt every week (parttime) so, if the place is far away from lcct,it will be a big trouble for me!

    • If im not mistaken, its just opposite the KLIA Main terminal. Theres a huge construction going on there now. Its visable via Google Earth, and you actually can take an ERL to the new KLIA2 (according to released plans)

    • My honest opinion, they should have constructed a brand-new terminal at the old Subang International Airport instead of building a new facility all the way in Sepang. That was actually the original plan, but because it was met by some opposition by AIROD and the Air Force (they wanted the land surrounding the airport), it was unfortunately shelved.

      Beautiful airport, Subang. Missed Terminal 1. Too bad some idiot demolished it. There was so much history regarding that old terminal. After all, it was the late Tunku Abdul Rahman who opened it. -___-

      • Building a new terminal at Subang will spark even bigger problem. Nearby resident doesn’t want jet noise affecting their daily life. KLIA was just perfect from diverting busy air traffic away from heavy population. I live near to an airport and believe me is it a great torture.

        I agree that airport should preserve terminal 1 as historic site. Just like the Beehive terminal in Gatwick Airport.

    • KLIA2 was design to impose lower airport tax than main terminal. Also new terminal mean adding more plane stand, allowing more parking space for aircraft. Currently AirAsia and other LCC complaining for lack of plane stand in KLIA and demanding airport to solve the problem.

    • I think the new terminal is necessary to accomodate budget airlines (hence the name is low cost) and if KLIA were to be used by both MAS and AirAsia it will be over crowded as the passanger traffic will be overwhelming.

      I am sure travellers want to be in an airport that does not look like a flee or night market.. I know i dont want to…

  5. The name KLIA2 is perfectly understandable from a foreigners point of view. It has always been very confusing that you need to learn the difference between both airports; while tourists don’t care about names as long as they end up at the right airport. Especially difficult is the fact that most tourists don’t know which airport they should go to. Not everybody knows only Air Asia, Cebu and Tiger depart/arrive at LCCT. I used to be confused too, why my Silk flight departed from KLIA instead of LCCT; as I always were under the impression that Silk was the budget airline of SIA.

    So to recap: KLIA & KLIA2 will mean it is more easy for foreigners to grasp that it is all located nearby or next to each other. To me it finally makes sense :).

  6. Im sorry the design has been change to something much more simpler than those published in ur webpage.

    All I can say something like box type, comfirm by MAB during GLC exhibition last June 2011

    The latest design printed in their booklet during exhibition

    Thanks

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