Flights to Kuala Lumpur

Flights to Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Fast-Growing Powerhouse

Kuala Lumpur is one of the fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia. With glistening buildings and beautiful urban spaces throughout its many streets and corridors, Kuala Lumpur has something unique to offer every visitor. As one of the most powerful economies in Southeast Asia, the city's corporate sector includes headquarters for multinational firms operating in finance, insurance, real estate, global trade, transport, utilities, and business services.

All of this points to Kuala Lumpur operating a powerful service sector and being home to a thriving tourism industry. In fact, Kuala Lumpur holds the distinction of being the sixth most visited city in the world – it hosts almost 9 million individual tourists every year.

While many visitors to this fascinating city come for business purposes, there are also many attractive tourist destinations within the city's boundaries. The PETRONAS Twin Tower – one of the tallest buildings in the world, is a definite tourist draw, especially as it is the only building of its type with a connected skybridge linking the two towers in a giant "H" shape.

Other important draws include the Bukit Bintang shopping district, Merdeka Square, and the Islamic Arts Museum. Additionally, annual cultural festivals like the Thaipusam Procession observed each January or February are important tourist draws for the metropolis.

Fortunately, Kuala Lumpur's temperature remains generally constant throughout the year – there is not much of a difference between visiting in winter or in summer – although monsoon season stretches from October to March, so be aware of storm warnings and near-constant rain during this period.

International Flights to Kuala Lumpur

Almost all international flights to Malaysia land in Kuala Lumpur, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport located about 30 miles south of the city, in Sepang. It replaced the much smaller Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport located closer to the city center in 1993, and has since become the primary flight destination for the region.

The city's current international airport is one of the world's largest, with three parallel runways and several satellite terminals included within its infrastructure. Local airlines operate daily flights to high-traffic regional destinations like Hong Kong, Singapore, Auckland, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, and Bangkok.

The airport features an inter-terminal people mover that connects the main terminal building with the satellite terminal building. Using a series of high capacity trains capable of carrying 250 people per trip, this transportation device carries 3,000 people per hour between the airport's various terminals, leaving once every five minutes.

Getting to and leaving the airport

Travelers who book flights to Kuala Lumpur have multiple options for traversing the considerable distance between the city's international airport and its many hotels, resorts, and other destinations. The most popular option is by rail – the airport is linked to the KL Sentral transportation hub directly in the city center by a direct Express Rail Link.

There are two rail services available from Kuala Lumpur Airport. Depending on the airline you fly with, you may be able to use a self check-in kiosk directly at the rail link terminal. So far, Cathay, Emirates, Etihad, and Malaysia Airlines offer this extra service.

• The KLIA Ekspres is a dedicated rail link that takes passengers to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur's downtown district. It offers non-stop service and takes about half an hour to arrive. Tickets cost around 50 Malaysian Ringgit – $12 USD, and trains leave two or three times per hour.

• The KLIA Transit is a rail service that also stops in high-traffic destinations on the way to central Kuala Lumpur. These trains stop in Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, and Salak Tinggi before arriving at the same stop as the KLIA Ekspres. Prices are largely the same, but they depend on whether you purchase tickets to travel during peak hours of off-peak hours.

Some travelers opt to use taxis and limousines when traveling to and from the airport, but at extra cost. Taxi and limousine companies charge extra for service between the hours of 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM. You may also choose to use public or private buses connecting the airport to many points in Kuala Lumpur and beyond. 

Kuala Lumpur Facilities & Services

While the airport has a wide range of shopping and dining options available for visitors, it also has a few unique amenities that weary travelers will certainly enjoy. In particular, the airport's Rest, Relax, Reflex spa has skilled massage therapists on-hand during business hours and offers rejuvenating massages to passengers.

There is also a fully equipped spa on-premises. The Wellness Spa offers services ranging from massage to hair treatments. Travelers may also elect to enjoy high quality food and beverages, use high-speed Wi-Fi, or relax while watching TV at the Kuala Lumpur Wellness Spa.

Visitors spending the night at the airport may elect to stay in an award-winning five-star hotel attached to the airport – the Sama Sama is adjacent to the airport's main terminal building and only 10 minutes away from Putrajaya and Cyberjaya. For a more budget-friendly stay, try the minimalist Capsule by Container Hotel.

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