KLIA LCT COMMERCIAL FACILITIES: BATTLES OF SPACE AND REVENUE INTERESTS
Planning for passenger terminal areas has been influenced by such factors as passenger profile, land availability, cost of construction, terminal space, destination, shopping behavior, running costs and concession agreements. The terminal areas need passengers to use their facilities, while LCCs’ terminal areas are dependent on the space availability at the airport and on the passenger volumes. However, terminal space has been reduced in the current LCT design of the KLIA. The LCT design is only concerned with the efficiency of terminal facilities and tries to ignore the ability of commercial initiatives to generate additional income. Therefore, there are some conflicting issues on the overall terminal size and space requirement to generate more airport revenue.