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Bringing the World to Malaysia...
...and Malaysia to the World

KLIA Opening Ceremony

"More Than Just An Airport"


  1. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Home

  2. Introduction

  3. Development Phases

    • History of KLIA

  4. Airport Layout

  5. Air Traffic Control Tower

    • The Pan Pacific KLIA Hotel

    • Airside Transit Hotel

  6. Main Terminal Building

    • Departure Information

    • Baggage Handling System

  7. Arrival Information

    • Facilities and Regulations

  8. Satellite Building

    • Transit and Transfers

  9. Contact Pier

    • Aircraft Gates & Stands

  10. Runways/Taxiways

    • Aircraft Maintenance and Cargo

    • Airport Fire & Rescue Services

  11. Tracked Transit System (TTS | Aerotrain)

    • Total Airport Management System (TAMS)

  12. How do I Get There?

    • By Car, Bus, Taxi and Rail

  13. Where do I Park?

  14. Airlines

  15. Maps and Location


KLIA FireworksOn June 29th, 1998, the new RM9bil Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang, Malaysia - gateway to Malaysia and the region - was opened by His Royal Highness DYMM SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Ja'afar (paramount ruler of Malaysia) in spectacular style with pounding of drums, dazzling laser displays, a blaze of fireworks and skytracker high-beam lights tracing the night sky. Malaysia unveiled its sleek new airport, designed to put the Southeast Asian nation on the map in the new millennium.

At 9.42pm, after the King placed a replica of the airport traffic control tower on a globe on a pedestal, giant sparklers placed at the Main Terminal Building (MTB) lit up the sky, signifying the official opening of the KLIA (picture above). The image of a massively-lit "KLIA" sign flashed on the 120-m high air traffic control tower (the world's tallest) was beamed nationwide on television.

At 9.47pm, the first aircraft -- Flight MH5407, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (dubbed "Super Ranger") carrying 150 passengers from the old Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport at Subang and piloted by Capt Mohamad Seth Mohd Arif and co-piloted by Capt Izham Ismail -- landed.

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