But because of the low cost carrier status of Air Asia, they are always on the look out for cheaper, less central airports to use. This is the case with the LCCT terminal in Kuala Lumpur. Standing for Low Cost Carrier Terminal, this airport is near the main International airport in Kuala Lumpur, but is specifically designed to handle budget airlines such as Air Asia. If you want to transfer to the main airport, you need to allow time to get there, at least 45mins.
On the AirAsia X flight into London, the airport is London Stansted, which is about 90mins by bus outside London Central.
These budget terminals are usually just that - budget, without the frills and expense that you will see at main terminal buildings such as London Heathrow. That is usually how low cost carriers save money, and by which they claim to offer you lower fares.
Sometimes, these Airports are well outside the city area that you are intending to visit. The european budget carrier Ryanair have mastered this approach. Many of their airport destinations are so far outside the city area, its a bit hard to believe that they can still label the destination the same name. For instance, their flight to Paris goes to Beauvais, about 2 hours away from the city. Not even the locals would call that Paris.
So don't expect anything too flashy when you get to a specific low cost terminal. However, that doesn't mean that basic facilities, or good transfer arrangements shouldn't exist.
How have you found the facilities at Air Asia's terminals?
Does the LCCT in Kuala Lumpur meet acceptable standards?
What other airports does Air Asia fly to that aren't the central terminal for that city?
Any other issues, complaints or problems with Air Asia's Terminal facilities?
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