AirAsia Group Completes Move To KLIA2

Regional low cost giant AirAsia Group has completed the move to the new KLIA2 from its old Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) base at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Coinciding with the move, affiliate company Tune Hotels has also opened a new hotel at KLIA2 and closed its existing property at the LCCT.

 

New Home for AirAsia Group

After 8 years of operations, AirAsia X flight D7 170 to Jeddah became the last flight to depart from the LCCT on 9 May 2014. Initially designed to handle up to 7 million passengers per year, the facility eventually catered to approximately 22 million travellers annually, with the bulk of the traffic carried by the AirAsia Group.

 

Heralding a new chapter, flight AK 539 became the group’s first arrival into KLIA2, touching down at 1510 hrs the day before from Ho Chi Minh City. Passengers were welcomed by AirAsia and Malaysia Airports executives to the new terminal, which is designed to handle up to 45 million passengers each year.

 

41 additional flights followed the inaugural arrival, supported by 3,550 operations staff, 70 aircraft and ground equipment now based in KLIA2.

 

Tune Hotel KLIA 2

Complementing the airline’s move to KLIA2, affiliate Tune Hotels has opened the 400-room Tune Hotel KLIA 2, replacing the Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT.

 

The largest in Tune Hotels’ portfolio, the flagship property is directly connected to the new terminal via a covered walkway and bridge. In addition to the brand’s promises of comfortable bedding and a clean shower, features from the all-new room design include a sleek writing table, luggage platform and 32-inch flat screen LED TV.

 

The design DNA also sees the hotel lobby being a social space with a casual seating lounge and complimentary wireless internet access, while an expansive open-air courtyard lounge overlooks the 24-hour restaurant and beverage centre on the ground floor. Located in the lobby is a ground transport counter and self check-in kiosks for AirAsia flights.

 

For more information, visit www.airasia.com and www.tunehotels.com.

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