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Terminal Two of Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) in 2013
Terminal Two of Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) in 2013


2004 - 2015
LCCTKK (Terminal 2)
of Kota Kinabalu International Airport before converting in a Cargo Terminal in 2016


see also : Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) Terminal 1

Sulug Island, Manukan Island and Tanjung Aru Beach are within reachable distance.


Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) Terminal Two was the second low-cost carrier terminal in Malaysian commenced operations on 1 January 2007 coinciding with the start of Visit Malaysia Year 2007.

The distance between Terminal One and Twowas10 minutes drive apart from each other. They are not linked together but at each end of the runway.

Tanjung Aru Beach is within reach of 15 minutes walk along the main highway. If you know the short cut, its only 10 minutes walk. There was eft-luggage-service at the terminal at Rm 5.00 for 2 hours.

Arrivals Point and Tourist Information Centre
Arrivals Point and Tourist Information Centre

First timer to Kota Kinabalu can find two information counters easily when exit from the arrival hall. The Tourist Information Centre and Airport Information Counter (just 10 meters apart).
Information on everything from where to stay, how to get there, and where to go was available.
Transportation services was readily available.

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

First Floor
There were two Restaurants in Terminal 2 before 2016
1- KFC
2- Asian Delights Cafe

Asia Delight Cafe served local food and selection of pasta and Western food.
And there was Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), both restaurants were located on the 1st floor, along with a internet access centre, a convenience store, and book store.
KFC fast food chain was the most popular fast food chain in Sabah. One will find KFC in every shopping centre, and just about every major town in Sabah.

Air Asia’s office was also located on the first floor.

Foods and price :
Lasi Lemak for example was Rm 9.90. Mike Tea was Rm. 2.90. A bottle of SPRITZER drinking water 1500ml was Rm 3.70.

Asian Delights Cafe

Banking services at Terminal 2 before 2016

Forex and ATMs
A Maybank currency exchange counter and ATM was located near the departure security check-point;
HSCBC had an exchange desk and ATM immediately right when passengers exit the arrivals area;
The ATMs accepts Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Cirrus, American Express and JCB cards;
Maybank ATMs were usually offline from midnight until anything up to 6am and the forex counter closes early;
Currency exchanges at the airport gives the worst rates, same as hotel lobbies.
Best rates are from non-bank currency exchanges in Centre Point, Wisma Merdeka and Suria Sabah.

Internet Access before 2016
Terminal 2 did not have blanket public Wifi Internet Access;
There was, however, Wifi Internet access for those dining at KFC located on Level 1;
Also on Level 1 there’s an Internet kiosk that charges RM 5 per hour of Internet access in addition to other services such as faxing, printing and CD burning;

AirAsia was the sole airline operating from Terminal 2 before 2016
Photo above : AirAsia aircraft at Terminal 2 IN 2015

AirAsia was the sole airline operating from Terminal 2 before 2016. But effective 1 December 2015 AirAsia operations at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) moved to Terminal 1 .
All of AirAsia’s flights to and from BKI will take off and land in Terminal 1 from that date onwards.

AirAsia WAS the sole airline operating from Terminal 2.
Terminal 2 was converted into a cargo terminal in 2016 and all budget airlines were moved to the main Terminal 1. The other budget airline, Cebu Pacific, had moved its operations to the Main Terminal 1 on Jan 1, 2015.
AirAsia had been remained adamant about staying on at the KKIA Terminal 2 in Tanjung Aru despite complaints of cramped and inefficient facilities. The reason of AirAsia ignored several deadlines to move to Terminal 1 was that there will be an increase in passenger service fees after moving there.
Terminal 1 was upgrade, which cost RM1.7 billion, now KKIA T1 has the capacity to serve nine million passengers, a 350% increase compared with Terminal 2.
However the main Terminal 1 was under-utilised, having the capacity for nine million passengers, but having served 3.19 million out of 6.79 million passengers in 2014.

A total of 14 airlines currently operate out of KKIA Terminal 1 with 12 aerobridges to cater for both narrow and wide body aircraft, and equipped with 64 check-in counters for both domestic and international flights.

Check-in counter Airport has provided adequate check-in counters but it is all depends on the airlines whomanaged those counters accordingly. Certain check-in counters are not open during peak hours thus long queues and encountered congestion at that particular area

Curbside area
KKIA (T2) wasa single level roadway which comprise of departure and arrivalpassengers. Based on our observation, the movement of vehicles entering the terminalarea wason a one way traffic flow. Any scheduled arrival or departure times during peak periods would produce the most congestion on airport roadways. There wasan increasedof vehicles parked along the shoulders of the access roadways as the drivers waitbefore returning to the curbside.

Apron Area At Terminal 2, ramp service vehicles such as baggage trucks, catering trucks, ground power units, etc. have to move between tightly double parked aircrafts and passengers definitely elevates the risk of an accident occurred. At the same time, passengers having to board and de-board the aircrafts that are double parked also face a higher risk of being caught in an untoward accident. This current shortage of parking bay will form a huge hindrance in
Air Asia‟s future expansion plans as the growth of the fleet size will be dependent on the parking space available. The above constraint has resulted in very unhealthy and unsafe parking practices at the ramp/apron area

T2- Currently there is 7 parking bays for narrow bodies and 2 parking bay for turbo propeller aircraft.


Accommodation near KKIA Terminal 2

Casuarina Hotel

2-minute walk to Tanjung Aru Beach and a
10-minute walk to Terminal 2 of KK International Airport.
1 hour walk to Terminal 1 of KK International Airport.

Double Room Rm 100.00
Twin Room Rm 100.00
Family Room Rm 180.00
Borneo BeacHouse (Backpackers)

 - Strategically located only 10 minutes walk from Terminal 2 Airport. Borneo BeacHouse (Backpackers) The only colonial Beach House situated in the South of Kota Kinabalu City.



 -85 room. Only 3 minutes from the Air Asia Terminal 2, Tanjung Aru Plaza and Tanjung Aru Beach. 10 minutes to KK city.  


Facilities : Restaurant, Function Room Private Car Park, Swimming Pool Coffee / Tea Making Facility, 24 hrs Security  

Address: Jalan Murni, Tanjung Aru, 89100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (Directly opposite SM Stella Marts)  

Tel: (088) 282828, Fax: (088) 282825 E-mail (Owner: Yeng Hing Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.)


RM 90.00 Nett (Twin / Double Sharing )
RM 120.00 Nett (Triple Sharing )
RM 160.00 Nett Family Room (5 beds sharing)  

Super Ice Cream Potong
Super Ice Cream Potong

A favourite of tourists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan - Super Ice Cream Potong with different fruit flavour: durian, cempedak, avacado, and etc. Available at Kota Kinabalu International Airport outlets.

Since 2016, Terminal 2 was converted for Cargo, Charter and VIP flights only.
Wile all passenger flights are now using Terminal 1.

Pos Laju National Courier 9M-PMW
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Air Asia 9M-AHQ


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