Malaysia to Upgrade KL Cargo Terminal

15 July 2010 (Last Updated July 15th, 2010 18:30)

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia is converting its low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) into an air cargo terminal in order to increase its cargo handling capacity. The upgrade will increase the old LCCT's cargo capacity by 320,335t and the overall cargo capacity at KLI

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia is converting its low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) into an air cargo terminal in order to increase its cargo handling capacity.

The upgrade will increase the old LCCT's cargo capacity by 320,335t and the overall cargo capacity at KLIA to 1.32 million tonnes each year, according to Bernama.com.

The construction of the LCCT, which began at the end of 2009 at a cost of MYR2.5bn ($777m), is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012.

Once the LCCT is complete, it will have a 3,660m-long runway and will be able to handle a maximum passenger capacity of 30 million each year.

It will also include parking facilities for 76 aircraft and a multi-storey parking facility for 6,000 vehicles.