Sunday, May 19, 2013

City taxis pick up from KLIA

On Wednesday, it was reported that taxi services at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be expanded, under a new system to allow city taxis to pick up passengers.

The two-tier system featuring airport limousines and city taxis is to reduce the waiting period for passengers to under 10 minutes (previously 30 minutes to an hour). Demand for budget taxis, made up about 74% of all taxi demands at KLIA.

[KVMRT: Surprisingly, the limousines is far from reaching the demands which results to long wait.]

SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar at KLIA.

The airport receives about 9.3 million passengers yearly and is estimated to serve between 4,000 and 5,000 taxi trips daily.

Welcoming move: City cabs waiting for passengers at Level One of the KLIA main terminal building.

How to get a metered taxi at KLIA.
Step one: Passengers will be required to buy a RM2 coupon before they can join the queue to hire a metered city cab from the airport.

Step two: Proceed to Level One of the KLIA main terminal building to take a metered taxi.

Step three: Taxi marshals will check the coupons at the door and assign passengers to the taxi bays accordingly.

Article read: From tomorrow, city cabbies can pick up passengers from KLIA (The Star)