List of Airlines in KLIA2
KLIA2 is a separate terminal that only caters to low-cost carriers located within Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This terminal is located about 2 kilometres away from the main terminal KLIA building. The objective of KLIA2 was to cater to the sudden explosive growth in the low-cost travel carriers in Malaysia and to replace the previous low-cost terminal known as Low-Cost-Carrier Terminal or popularly known as the LCCT. It began its operations on 2nd of May 2014 and all of the low-cost flight operations that were previously in LCCT were moved over to KLIA2 on 9th of May 2014. Below is the list of airlines that were moved to KLIA2.
AirAsia or also known as AirAsia Berhad is a Malaysian-based low-cost airline and it also the largest airline in Malaysia based on its fleet size and flight destinations. As of this moment, the AirAsia group operates domestic and international flights to as many as 120 different destinations and spanning around 24 different countries. The company was founded in 20th of December 1993 and they commenced operations on 16th November 2016.
AirAsia X is part of the AirAsia Group brand that focusses on long-haul flights on a budget. This brand is also affiliated to the famous Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Air Canada. It currently flies to 19 different destinations across the Asia Pacific region and they include Sapporo, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul, Busan, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Taipei, Kathmandu, New Delhi, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Auckland and Jeddah.
AirAsia Zest or also formerly known as Asian Spirit and Zest Air is an airline that was based at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manilla, Philippines. Asian Spirit and Zest Air ceased its operations on January 2016 and merged into AirAsia Phillipines. It was then rebranded as AirAsia Zest.
Indonesia AirAsia or also known as PT. Indonesia AirAsia is a low-cost airline that is based in Tangerang, Indonesia. It is the Indonesian associate for the AirAsia group. It was first founded on December 2009 as Awair and later changed its name to AirAsia Indonesia on 1st of December 2015. Its main hub is in Soekarno-Hatta International Aiport, Jakarta.
Thai AirAsia is a joint venture between the AirAsia group and Thailand’s Asia Aviation. It currently operates regular and scheduled domestic and international flights from Thailand’s main capital, Bangkok and other cities located in Thailand. It is also the only low-cost airline based in Suvarnabumi Aiport.
Malindo Air is another low-cost airline based in Malaysia. It is a joint venture between the National Aerospace and Defence Industries also known as NADI and Lion Air of Indonesia. NADI owns the majority of the shares with 51% and Lion Air has 49%. The name Malindo is also derived from the names of these two countries; Malaysia and Indonesia. It first commenced operations on 23rd of March 2013.
Tiger Air or also known as Tiger Airways Singapore Pte Ltd is a Singaporean-based budget airline that is mainly based in Singapore Changi Airport. It operates flights to regional destinations like Southeast Asia, India and China. It was founded on 12th December 2003 and later became a subsidiary in the SIA group that bought over 56% of ownership stake in October 2014.
Besides Malindo Air’s joint venture, Lion Air also operates an Indonesian based low-cost airline and it is Indonesia’s largest private airline company and the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia region. It was first founded on 19th of October 1999 and commenced its operations on 30th of June 2000.
Jetstar Airways is an Australian-based low-cost airline based at Melbourne Airport. It is a subsidiary of Qantas Airways Limited, the largest airline in Australia based on its fleet size. Jetstar Airways was founded in 2003 and operates flights flying into and out of Australia.