Kuala Lumpur International Airport, known as KLIA, is an ultra modern airport located about 25 miles south of Malaysia’s largest city, Kuala Lumpur. Built in 1998, it is a major airline hub for Southeast Asia and home to two local airlines – Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia. It has won airport of the year three times in 2005, 2006, and 2007. There are many transportation options from KLIA to downtown Kuala Lumpur including taxi, bus, and light rail. The light rail option is describe here on the KLIA website.
Upon arriving at KLIA, you will most likely take the rail link inside the airport called Aerotrain to get to immigration and baggage claim. For most travelers, there is no need to fill out a landing card. Immigration usually goes very quickly as the hall is large with many stations. Within the airport there are a variety of food and beverage options and you’ll be able to get a first taste of the local cuisines.
If you plan to visit an international hospital in Malaysia, KLIA makes a very good first impression and is an efficient airport for arrival and departure.