Malaysia Airports is Malaysia’s main airport operator managing 39 airports throughout Malaysia, comprising five international airports, 16 domestic airports, and 18 Short Take-Off and Landing airports (STOLports). It is one of the world’s largest airport operator groups in terms of number of passengers handled. Its overseas operations includes full ownership of the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Turkey as well as IT operations management in Hamad International Airport in Doha. In 2018, the Group registered 133.1million passenger traffic movements with the operations in Malaysia registering 99.1million.
KL International Airport or KUL is Malaysia Airports flagship airport and serves as the country’s main gateway. First opened in 1998, it was designed by renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa and incorporates an Islamic-style architecture, with an ‘airport in the forest’ design to symbolise nature’s synergy with modern architecture. Its second terminal, klia2 opened in 2014 providing a combined airport capacity of 75mppa. It is also the first in Asia with a three-independent runway system. This, coupled with the airport’s current capacity and competitive aeronautical charges positions it well to be one of the region’s strongest aviation hub. KUL currently caters to more than 60 airlines, with over 120 direct destinations. In 2018, it registered 60.0 million passenger traffic movements and is ranked the 12th busiest airport for international passenger traffic.