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Initially called Subang International Airport, designation SZB, it served as Kuala Lumpur's main international airport from 1965 to 1998. It was renamed Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SAAS Airport) or Terminal 3 and now after extensive refurbishment, it is known as Subang Skypark.

Locals however, still refer to it as Subang Airport. The airport caters for turboprop carriers such as Firefly, Berjaya Air and Malindo, as well as
private chartered planes.


Subang International Airport was officially opened to traffic on August 30, 1965, replacing the old Sungai Besi Airport, which was then the main hub for air travel in Malaysia.


SUBANG AIRPORT
Located 26km west of Kuala Lumpur, or about 30 minutes’ drive from the city, it was said to be an architectural masterpiece. In its time, the terminal building was a grand building in the modern style, conceived as a large open volume rather than an enclosed building.

It had tall free standing columns opening out at the ceiling like a tree canopy. The centrepiece was a great spiral ramp in the centre of the arrival/departure hall.
At the time of opening, its runway (3.7 km long, 45m wide) was the longest runway in Southeast Asia!

In those days you could go up to a balcony on the upper floor and wave goodbye to passengers moving along a walkway to the aircraft.

Subang Airport had handled a total of 15.8 million passengers up the end of 1997.

A lot a people still question as to why couldn't they incorporate the building into whatever new plans they had, instead of just demolishing it.

By the 1990s, the airport had three terminals – Terminal 1 for international flights, Terminal 2 for Singapore – KL shuttle flights by Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines and Terminal 3 for domestic flights. Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines continued to use this airport until KLIA was completed in 1998.

Upon KLIA's completion, Subang International Airport's (Now known as Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport) Terminal 1 building was demolished.

At the same time, Malaysia Airports agreed to redevelop Terminal 3 to create a specialist airport for turboprop and charter planes surrounded by a residential area and a business park.

Terminal 2 was used temporarily by the Immigration Department and the management of Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad. However, It is now vacant as of 2009 with part of it being utilized by Eurocopter. Skypark is presently in talks with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to redevelop Terminal 2 to complement the sky park Terminal.

Originally known as the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Subang Terminal 3, it catered for Malaysia Airlines’ domestic flights.

It was subsequently used by private aviation companies when commercial airline operations moved to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang and later to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).

Terminal 3 underwent a transformation with renovation works that when completed in October 2009, became known as Subang Skypark or the Skypark Terminal, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport - an integrated airport for turboprop and chartered planes surrounded by residential area and business park.

With its numerous confusing name changes and what not happenings - Subang International Airport > Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport aka Terminal 3 > Skypark Terminal aka Subang Skyway - locals still refer to the place as simply, Subang Airport.
 

SKY PARK TERMINAL / SUBANG SKYWAY
It is estimated that Subang Airport handles about 1.5 million passengers per year
The terminal while serving as an arrival and departure hall, also contains numerous shops, restaurants, luggage storage facilities, ATMs, banks and is also WIFI connected.

It is mainly recognized as the home base of Firefly, Malindo Air and Berjaya Air, flying mainly domestic Malaysian routes and short routes into neighbouring Thailand and Indonesia.

At this terminal, the aircrafts are literally parked outside the boarding gate and the walk from the boarding gate to your seat in the flight takes less than 2 minutes.


Firefly
This airline is wholly-owned by Malaysia Airlines. It flies from Subang daily to numerous destinations within Malaysia and also to a few international destinations - Penang, Langkawi, Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kereteh and Kota Bharu in Peninsula Malaysia and Koh Samui in Thailand and Pekanbaru, Medan, Batam in Indonesia as well as to Singapore.

Its fleet of ATR-72-500 twin turboprop planes offers the lowest seat-mile cost in its category allowing each pax a 20kg check-in luggage.

For Details & Updates – Check-out > Firefly Website.
 

Berjaya Air
Another airline that operates from Subang Airport is the private airline Berjaya Air. This airline is part of the Berjaya Group that also owns multiple luxurious hotels in the region.

If you fly with Berjaya Air it usually means you have made reservations at one of the resorts at destinations like Redang Island and Tioman Island.

Its fleet consists of ATR-72-500 and Dash 7 twin turboprop planes.

For Details & Updates – Check-out > Berjaya Air Website.


Malindo Air
Malindo Air is also an airline that operates from Subang Airport.
The airline was launched not so long ago, but has become very popular in a short time.

Currently Malindo Air has the following flights from Subang Airport to various destinations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India and even to Bangladesh.

For Details & Updates – Check-out > Malindo Air Website.


TRANSPORTATION
There are four dedicated lanes provided to ease traffic flow into the airport.

Lane 1 on the left, nearest to the airport entrances has been designated for passenger drop-off and pick-up, while Lane 2 is designated for taxis and valet parking.

Lane 3 for coaches and delivery vehicles and Lane 4 provides quick access to the SkyPark Fixed Based Operations that caters to private and business jet travels.
 

Bus
KL City Airport provides Shuttle Coach services to Subang Skypark from Pekeliling Bus Terminal, passing Plaza Damas, Curve Mutiara Damansara and Kelana Jaya LRT Station. Service starts from 6 am - 10.30 pm every half hour during peak and every hour at non peak time. They plan to increase the routes.
For Details & Updates – Check-out > KL City Airport Website.
 

Private Airport Transfers
Private Airport Transfers are pre-booked and offers the convenience to being paged on arrival and taken directly to booked vehicle and an immediate transfer to your required destination; be it to the city or any other destination within reach by road.

Vehicles include – Sedans & Executive Saloon Cars (Seating 2 to 3 persons with Luggage) / MPV (Seating 4 persons with Luggage) / Vans (Seating 7 persons with Luggage) / Coach (22 Seater & 44 Seater).
 

Car Parks
Visitors can park their car along Lane 2 which is near to the airport entrance at a charge of RM10 for first 2 hours and RM5 every subsequent hour. Maximum charge per day is RM50.

Opposite the SkyPark Terminal is the airport's open-air car park accessible via an overhead bridge leading directly into the terminal. The parking fee is RM2 for the first hour and RM1 every subsequent hour. Maximum charge per day / Lost ticket is RM30.

The car park doesn't look well maintained though being overgrown with grass and weeds and certain sections not properly tarred.

Access to the car park is through a U-turn located not far after the airport terminal under the bridge of the main road (on the right side for those arriving from Subang Jaya).
 

OTHER INFO

The Peugeot Lounge
Among the facilities in this chic lounge include delectable treats and beverage, WiFi and Internet services, Astro TV entertainment, Flight information display, reading materials (newspaper, magazine, etc), meeting room and a VIP room.

There are 2 ways. The first way is to own any vehicle model from this French automotive manufacturer. Peugeot owners need only to present their boarding pass along with their Peugeot Privilege card or Peugeot car key to enjoy the complimentary facilities.

The second way is to book your next flight on Firefly from Subang Skypark with someone that owns a Peugeot.

As an eligible guest, you must be accompanied by the patron and possess a valid boarding pass for an outbound flight on the day of use. The first guest is allowed in with no charges while the 2nd guest will be charged RM50 and the 3rd guest onwards RM40 per person.

The Peugeot Lounge is open from 6am to 9pm daily and is located on the first floor of the Subang Skypark Terminal. For more information on the Peugeot Lounge, please call +603-7840 0312.


Runway 33
“Runway 33″, is a nice pub at the Skypark terminal, named after the runway number at this airport.
Great mix of food, drink and music.

Perfect stop-over on the way out of town or just for a chilled-out night on arrival while waiting for your pick-up.

They have beers on tap, good liquor and play music videos from the 70′s and 80′s and have live music gigs at certain nights to entertain the crowd.


RELATED SERVICES
Subang Airport Transfers - From sedans to coaches to limo's, transfer services to Kuala Lumpur and to other destinations within reach by road.


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