KTM Skypark Link Suspended From 15 February 2023
The KTM Skypark Link airport train service between KL Sentral and Terminal Skypark for Subang Airport or Subang Skypark or Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS) will be suspended from Wednesday, 15 February 2023. Minister of Transport Anthony Loke had announced this at the KTM Berhad Chinese New Year celebrations at KL Sentral on 20 January 2023. The KTM Skypark Link airport train service will only be reinstated “maybe in a year or two, or if there is a high demand for it”.
The KTM Skypark Link currently runs around every hour or so between KL Sentral and Terminal Skypark. The 32 trips daily advertised are a total of 15 trips to Terminal Skypark and 17 trips to KL Sentral throughout the whole day, and does not refer to 32 pairs of return trains daily.
Subang Airport Passenger Demographics
It is also worth to note that Subang Airport caters more to residential areas west of Kuala Lumpur city and business travellers. Subang Airport also only accommodates mainly turboprop domestic flights, the occasional short-haul international flight to the next neighbouring country, or private jets. Each turboprop flight has a capacity of around 72 passengers only.
Local travellers living in residential areas west of Kuala Lumpur will not be going to KL Sentral. Business travellers will have private transport readied for them instead of waiting for a once-an-hour Skypark Link train which is double the journey time to Kuala Lumpur city. It is also rather highly unlikely for private jet passengers to walk across the highway and car park to take the Skypark Link after their private jet flight.
Passengers travelling between KL Sentral and Terminal Skypark by public transport can continue to use the existing Rapid KL Bus Service 772 which predates the KTM Skypark Link airport train service. Rapid KL Bus Service 772 costs RM2 with a frequency of 20 to 30 minutes and takes about 10 minutes faster than the KTM Skypark Link airport train service.