Malaysia Country Guide

Getting In


By Plane

National carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has extensive worldwide network coverage and regularly ranks high in airline quality assessments, while no-frills low-cost carrier AirAsia and her sister company, AirAsia X, now covers an ever-expanding set of destinations including Australia, China, Cambodia, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Myanmar and Vietnam.
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Air Asia plane

Airports near Kuala Lumpur
Most international flights land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) although AirAsia flights use the KLIA Low Cost Carrier Terminal (KLIA-LCCT), a 20km road transfer away from the main KLIA terminal. KLIA's predecessor, the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang near Kuala Lumpur handles chartered and turboprop aircraft for regional operators Firefly and Berjaya Air.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Other Regional Airports
Other airports which have significant numbers of flights to regional destinations are Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Kuching (Sarawak), Penang, Langkawi and Johor Bahru. Many major Malaysian cities have service to Singapore via Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia or Firefly. Berjaya Air also operates routes from Singapore to the popular dive spots off the islands of Tioman and Redang.

Penang International Airport
Penang International Airport
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