"The Low-Cost Carrier Terminal, or LCCT, was a project specifically designed and built to accommodate the high growth of passenger movements for the Low Cost Airlines, especially the passengers of Malaysia’s first ‘no-frills’ airline, Air Asia."
The need for the LCC Terminal was triggered by the high growth of passenger movements recorded by Malaysia’s no frills airline,
Air Asia. The LCC Terminal is located about 20 KM from the KLIA Main Terminal Building (MTB). The LCC terminal is specifically designed to suit the Low Cost Carrier (LCC).
Air Asia, Asia's leading and largest low fare airline, and its associates Thai Air Asia and Indonesia Air Asia are the main airline operators at the new Low Cost Carrier Terminal, occupying up to two thirds (44 of 72) of the check in counters.
There are also newcomers under the budget airlines, such as
Firefly, Cebu Air and Tiger Airlines. They also make use of the LCCT.
The terminal's facilities include duty free shops, F&B outlets, a money changer and a comprehensive public transportation system all made available on a single level mode of operations. It's a good idea to have a look at the page with the legroom of all the airlines, which are
flying to and in Malaysia <click
here to have a quick view at the legroom of the airlines>.
After checking in you got to walk yourself to the plane. The pathway is quite a distance maybe about 50m. Not a fun thing when is raining even though
they do provide umbrellas for you. Not really user friendly for disable and passengers with baby to carry and with hand luggage to look after with.
The LCCT terminal is simple and basic one level building only. The Domestic and International departure entrances are in the same centre hall. You won't miss with the striking MacDonald sign to look for. The check-in counters and departure gates are not far from each other about less than 50m walk. The domestic departure gates on your right and the international on your left once you enter the main departure hall. From the boarding gates you can see the planes park not too far from the gate. So overall it won't be much long distance walks at all. No worry if you are check-in late not like what you need to sprint km away to get to your
gates over in KLIA if you are late! Anyway, 45 minutes before departure time is
the final boarding for Air Asia. There are only few rows of plastic chairs in the middle and a row of seats at the side. There one ATM next to international departure gate and one authorised Money changer there next to Coffee Bean.
The food outlets are MacDonald, Asian Kitchen and Coffee Bean. You can get chicken rice, soup noodle and some bread and pastry at the Asian Kitchen.
Several bus-shuttles are going from
KLIA to the LCC Terminal You have to go down the escalator at KLIA. Then you'll reach the bus terminal; you'll head straight to platform 8 which is actually on the right. You do not need to buy any ticket, its on sale on the bus itself.
The parking lots is just in front of the building and they are using chips instead of card. The first 2 hours are
RM1/hr and subsequent hours at RM2. Full day parking at RM30/day. Skybus can be easily located parking just outside of the main entrance of the terminal. For only RM9 per trip from LCCT -
Sentral to LCCT the most cheap and best way to get here. Earliest from
Sentral to LCCT is 3.30am and latest from LCCT to
Sentral is 1.30am. There is a Transnasional bus going to Melaka. It takes 2 hours and costs 22 Ringit.
The bus departs from Platform 7 at LCCT at 09.00, 11.30, 14.00, 16.00 & 20.00. Tickets available from booths in the airport or at the platform.
Buses to LCCT
From Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) to KLIA and LCCT Starshuttle First bus to go both KLIA and LCCT is at 04.15 am Last bus to go both KLIA and LCCT is at 11.00 pm Frequency is 30-45 minutes per bus
From KL Sentral to LCCT 1) Skybus First bus to go LCCT is at 03.00 am Last bus to go LCCT is at 10.00 pm Frequency is 30 minutes per bus
2) Aerobus First bus to go LCCT is at 02.45 am Last bus to go LCCT is at 10.30pm Frequency is 30 minutes per bus
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