New Budget Airline Terminal in Malaysia
A new terminal for budget airlines opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this month. Advertised as the largest such terminal in the world, klia2 is capable of handling 10 million passengers per year. It is also large enough to handle the Airbus 380, the world's largest airplane.
In this rapidly growing part of the world, the new terminal will serve the many budget carriers that offer cheap flights to tourists and business travellers alike. It is connected by an express rail link to downtown Kuala Lumpur.
In the same part of the world, you have no doubt heard about the military coup in Thailand, which has been suffering from unrest for quite a while. I have not visited this country myself, but I spoke recently with my friend Susan who returned from Chiang Mai in March. She didn't mention any problems there except for very hot weather, so I assume conditions may be calmer in Chiang Mai than in the capital
Thailand is one of the top fovourite countries for budget travellers, so we can hope that conditions return to normal there soon.