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Flying to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia as well as its most populous city with a metropolitan population of over 7,200,000 people. It is the centre for business and industry in Malaysia. Tourism, retail, banking and manufacturing are the main parts of the city’s economy.

The city is home to more than 65 malls and a huge variety of hotels ranging all classes and price levels.

Kuala Lumpur is comprised of nine districts, including City Centre, which is the old administrative area and traditional centre of the city. The Golden Triangle is another district, containing most of the city’s shopping, hotels and entertainment.

Most visitors to Kuala Lumpur like to spend time shopping and eating. Berjaya Times Square is one of the largest malls in the world, and Chinatown and Jalan Alor are the most popular places for eating and drinking.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Airport code KUL) serves just fewer than 30,000,000 passengers per year and over 200,000 aircraft movements a year. It acts as a major hub for AirAsia and AirAsia X as well as Malaysia Airlines. Public transportation will easily take passengers the 50 kilometres from the city to the airport.

About 60 airlines fly into and out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport each year. Malaysia Airlines flies the most frequently of the served carriers. AirAsia, Qatar, Singapore Airlines and American also frequently fly from KLIA. AirAsia, AirAsia X and Malaysia Airlines offer flights to the most destinations.

Flight stats for Kuala Lumpur - did you know?
  • Kuala Lumpur is 16 km from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
    • Right now, 3 airlines operate out of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
    • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport offers nonstop flights to 9 cities.
    • Every week, at least 898 domestic flights and 98 international flights depart from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
  • Kuala Lumpur is 46 km from Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
  • Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
    • Right now, 89 airlines operate out of Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport.
    • Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 122 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,292 domestic flights and 4,762 international flights depart from Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport.

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