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The largest airport for low-cost airlines opened in Malaysia
The world's largest airport, specially created to receive and send low-cost airline flights, officially opened on the eve of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, reported on Saturday Star newspaper.
Located next to the main air gateway of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) - the new airport is abbreviated as KLIA-2 and in the first year of operation intends to serve 24 million passengers, and then bring this figure to 45 million.
The KLIA-2 is four times the size of the old low-cost terminal, which opened in 2006 year and was originally intended to serve the 15 millions of passengers. However, due to the rapid growth of cheap air traffic in the region, these facilities turned out to be insufficient. So, a low-cost terminal received and sent 22 a million people last year.
KLIA-2 already accepts and sends Malaysian Malindo Air, Philippine Cebu Pacific Air, Singaporean Tiger Airways and Indonesian Lion Air, and in a week the Malaysian AirAsia will join this list.
The new airport opened three years later than originally planned, and the cost of the project doubled to 1,2 billion dollars.