The second low-cost carrier terminal in Malaysia, the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) Terminal Two in Sabah commenced operations on 1 January 2007 coinciding with the start of Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
The terminal can accommodate up to three million passengers annually. It can handle 1,200 passengers per peak hour. There are 26 check-in counters for international and domestic flights and six aircraft parking bays for B737 and A320 aircraft. A total of 13 immigration counters, seven for departure and six for arrival are in place. There are also seven luggage x-ray machines and three baggage carousels each measuring 70m long capable of handling 1,200 bags per hour.
There are 10,307 square metres of floor size at level one and 3,200 square metres at level two and 750 public seats and 500 trolleys for passenger use. The terminal houses two duty-free shops, four retail outlets and four food and beverage outlets. Parking spaces for 176 cars are available.
The construction of the KKIA Terminal Two is part of a massive makeover of the airport which includes the upgrading of the main terminal and runway extension and the construction of a new air traffic control tower. The KKIA is currently the second busiest airport in Malaysia after KLIA with more than 4.01 million passenger movements recorded in 2006.
At present, the airlines using KKIA Terminal Two are Air Asia, Fly Asian Express (FAX) and Transmile. Further extension to this terminal will depend on the growth of the airlines mentioned and their traffic volume.
Source : Tourism Malaysia
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