According to Transport Minister Anthony Loke, Terminal 1 at KL International Airport (KLIA) will undergo significant renovations over the next three years, including the modernisation of the aerotrain and baggage handling equipment.
These initiatives are anticipated to help KLIA Terminal 1 regain its ranking as one of the top airports in the world; it is now ranked 67th, down from 62nd in 2022.
Prior to falling to 14th place in 2013 and 44th place in 2018, KLIA Terminal 1’s highest-ever ranking was second in 2001. The position deteriorating is a concern because of the loss of attractiveness at KLIA Terminal 1.
To make KLIA Terminal 1 great once more, the ecology as well as the service quality must work together. This includes being welcoming to the retail sector’s investment in a range of amenities and services.
Loke noted that KLIA Terminal 1 will not be replaced as the nation’s primary airport as a result of the 58-year-old Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS) Airport in Subang’s renovation. The Subang airport which itself will undergo upgrade works, will mostly be used for niche travellers such as business or domestic travellers.