Kuala Lumpur Airports ~ Subang Airport
/ Skypark Terminal
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.
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.
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.
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
SKY PARK TERMINAL / SUBANG SKYWAY
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.
For Details & Updates
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.
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.
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.
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).
The car park doesn't look well
maintained though being overgrown with grass and weeds and certain sections
not properly tarred.
The Peugeot Lounge
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
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.
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