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History Of Subang Airport, Kuala Lumpur?  
User currently offlinemusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 864 posts, RR: 7
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3136 times:

I wonder if someone might be able to tell me what happened to the original Subang terminal, and point me to any information on the history of the building e.g. designer, how many gates, how many parking stands, late '70s extensions, demolition etc.

I remember it from the late '70s, an imposing grey concrete structure, built with a series of graceful arches. A covered but open-air pier extended into the apron to reduce the amount of walking uncovered, and there were no airbridges at that time of course.

Looking at google earth, I cannot make out any trace of the building, which I think was near the south east end of the runway.

Many thanks - terimah kaseh - musang.

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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Quoting musang (Thread starter):
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...&highlight=subang+airport+malaysia

I hope the link I've provided answers your questions...

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineinfinit From Singapore, joined Jul 2008, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Note that it is still operational. Firefly, a domestic Malayan (Malaysia+Singapore) airline in the MAS group still flies Subang-Singapore daily: http://www.fireflyz.com.my/

User currently offlinemusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 864 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Thanks EK413. It did, and there were even a couple of nostalgic photos. I'm sure that if in the UK, the original structure would be "listed", i.e. protected against demolition or even significant modification. It was revolutionary for its day.

One of the early '60s concrete hangars at Heathrow, one of a complex of four, is listed. The other three, although still there, are concealed by extensions and modifications, but one still stands in its original form.

Anyone point me to any images of Subang terminal One in its original form?

Many thanks - musang


User currently offlinemusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 864 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Off (my original) topic but since I mentioned it in connection, here's the Heathrow hangar.


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A similar one is behind it, back to back, and there's one to the right, now concealed under the tan coloured structure. Due to the height, these hangars are not much use for today's aircraft, and I believe this one's used for storage/workshops. The three others are built out, so forward fuselages can fit under the original concrete arch while the rest of the aircraft is enclosed by the extension.

Regards - musang


User currently offlinearticulatexpat From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2006, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 1):
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...&highlight=subang+airport+malaysia

I hope the link I've provided answers your questions...

EK413

Thanks for that link. I'm glad to see that the airport has been renovated. I flew from there to Langkawi on Air Asia years ago, in its earliest days (I think it was a charter flight, even), and the place was a run-down dump. Any idea how long ago it was spruced up?


User currently offlineTreeHillRavens From Malaysia, joined Jun 2007, 398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Quoting musang (Thread starter):

Many thanks - terimah kaseh - musang.

The correct spelling is terima kasih  
Quoting musang (Reply 3):

Thanks EK413. It did, and there were even a couple of nostalgic photos. I'm sure that if in the UK, the original structure would be "listed", i.e. protected against demolition or even significant modification. It was revolutionary for its day.

Unfortunately even Subang Terminal 1 was demolished years ago.

Quoting musang (Reply 3):

Anyone point me to any images of Subang terminal One in its original form?

Post #20 in the skyscrapercity thread.

Quoting articulatexpat (Reply 5):

Thanks for that link. I'm glad to see that the airport has been renovated. I flew from there to Langkawi on Air Asia years ago, in its earliest days (I think it was a charter flight, even), and the place was a run-down dump. Any idea how long ago it was spruced up?

Air Asia used to fly out from Subang Terminal 3 before it shifted to Sepang. The renovation at Subang Terminal 3 was completed about 2 years ago.

[Edited 2012-11-21 22:00:49]

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