Skypark officially launched on 28 October 2009, this RM45 million project witnessed the rebirth of a heritage airport commonly referred to as Subang Airport or Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. Catering to the growing industry of private aviation, it also serves as a hub to community airlines, being the main base for domestic commercial turbo-prop operations viz. Firefly and Malindo Air.
The convenient city airport with fully equipped state-of-the-art facilities and caters to the large residential and working base surrounding it, offering wide selection of dining, shopping, service and leisure outlet. Since its inception in 2008, has handled 1 million passengers.
By year 2020, this figure is anticipated to hit the 5 million mark. This aviation hub is less than 30 minutes by car from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, making it the ideal gateway to Kuala Lumpur city.
Travelling in Malaysia
It’s relatively easy to get around Malaysia and you’ll find a wide variety of transportation here ranging from light rail transits and trains to buses and taxis.
best explore the beautiful countryside, you should hire a car.
You’re bound to come across a few drivers who delight in high-speed shenanigans but for the most part Malaysian drivers are a sane and sensible lot.
Not many people who travel on Berjaya and Firefly flights have check-in baggage, so you’re sure to get your luggage quickly – just follow the signage to get to your respective baggage carousel.
Banks & ATMs
There are CIMB and Maybank branches (units G6 & G7 and G8 & G9) on the ground floor right beside each other – you can withdraw money from the ATMs or go directly to the counters (during office hours) for banking transactions.
Subang Skypark has a Car Park opposite Terminal 3.
It may look a little dubious but at RM1.50 per entry, it’s inexpensive.
MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted credit cards in Malaysia although American Express cards are accepted at mostly upscale establishments.
To get cash from your card then simply head over to a bank to get an over-the-counter cash advance or stop by at the nearest ATM to make a withdrawal.
Many of Malaysia’s banks are linked to international banking networks such as Cirrus, Maestro and Plus.
They have a collection of delicious dishes and branded stores
Luggage Service counter at the ground floor if you would like to grab a bite to eat before your flight without being hampered by your luggage.
Most restaurants and stores along Subang Skypark’s retail strip impose a 10% service charge and 6% government tax.
Tipping is unnecessary but bear in mind that these service charges go to the corporate bigwigs and leaving behind a little extra is thoroughly appreciated by the servers and clerks.
Travellers with Disabilities
Subang Skypark is considerably well equipped for traveler with disabilities.
The terminal has ramps and the outside pavement is smooth and boasts mini ramps for trolley and wheelchair access.
Elevators, restrooms, telephones and numerous other facilities have been outfitted with all the modern conveniences for the mobility-impaired.
baggage trolley – at no charge – from the curb outside.
There are two major routes to Kuala Lumpur city center from the Subang Skypark terminal; you can either use the Federal Highway or the Sprint Highway – the drive to Malaysia’s capital will take you approximately 30 minutes.
Public transport access is good with Metrobus and RapidKL buses plying routes to the airport.
Rapid KL bus #U81 leaves from the bay to the left outside the departure hall – you can purchase your ticket on board.
It travels to the Jalan Sultan Mohammad Bus Terminal (also known as the Pasar Seni Station) and makes stops at Asia Jaya and KL Sentral – the fare is RM2.
The journey to the city center takes you past the old railway station to the bus terminal along Jalan Sultan Mohammed, which is opposite the Klang bus station.
The terminus is close to Pasar Seni (Central Market) at the southern edge of Chinatown, which is one of KL’s main areas for budget accommodation.
There’s a Sime Darby car rental service at the ground floor of the airport – rates are reasonable and it’s marginally easier and cheaper to rent a car to explore KL than to take taxis to various destinations in the city center.
A taxi into the city center will cost your around RM40/RM50 – you need to buy a coupon from the Teratai Terbilang taxi service counter at the right of the departure hall, in front of the road, which you give to the driver.
There are a few taxi touts that will approach you as soon as you exit the arrival hall doors – be sure to stick to the official coupon system as these drivers overcharge and you could find yourself seriously out of pocket.
A journey to the city center will take you approximately 30 – 45 minutes.