Subang Kuala Lumpur Spotting Guide

With 1.4 Mio passengers in 2012, Subang is the smaller one of Kuala Lumpurs two international airports. Only a handful of carriers offering schedule services out of SZB. Our member Patrick visited this place last year and wrote a small guide about it.
Subang is the old international Airport of Kuala Lumpur and now the second Airport of Kuala Lumpur with 1.442Million Passangers in 2012. It’s hub of Berjaya Air, Malindo Air and Firefly. Only Thai Lion Air is served by an other passanger carrier. The Cargo operrator Transmile Air Service is serving several destination for DHL with Boeing B737-200F, B727-200F and B757-200. The rest of the traffic is General Aviation, Charter flights, Maintenance flights and Military flights especially of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Written by Patrick Weis / Last visited February 2015

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Airport Information Runways 15/33
3.780m (12.402 ft)
Spotting Information Ladder Not required but sometimes easier to clear the fence
Car Not required, but makes it much easier than explain the taxidrivers. Taxidrivers don’t like to pick you up as they get more money at the airport. If they pick you up they try to sell the drive for much more money as it should normally cost!
Restrooms There are restaurants at the morning spot and a fuel station on the way to the afthernoon spot
Drinks/Food Take drinks and snacks with you, there are a few restaurants at the morning spot but only a fuel station near the afthernoon spot
Hotels Hotel Newton Subang is the closest hotel to the spot. We stayed in the O’Boutiques suites as the other one was sold out.
Season The best month to travel are January, Feburary, June-August as there is a lot of rain in the other months. There are often rain showers in the afternoon.
Runway Usage 15/33 Normally there is 15 in use as the locals told us. Really rare that 33 is mainly used.

 Spot #1 – Morning 15/33
WHERE This spot is located next to a couple of restaurant next to the road on an earth parking space. You can use the pipe there to clear the fence or just use steps
WHAT You will get most of the traffic here if they not use the intersections for takeoff
TIME Best light conditions in the winter are from sunrise till 12:00
MISC. There are some restaurants arround this spot with facilitys
FOCAL LENGTH 18-300mm


Spot #2 – Afthernoon line up
WHERE This spot is located in the Lorong 1b road if you walk a few meters up the road from the fuel station at the corner to the street. The spot is located at first corner of the street at the bences under the tree
WHAT This spot is good for Aircrafts lining up on the last intersection of the rw 15 and arrivals
TIME Best light conditions are from 14:00 to sunset
MISC. There is nothing directly at the spot just walk up to the fuel station. Shaddow by the trees.
FOCAL LENGTH 55-200mm
 Spot #3 – Afthernoon touch down
WHERE This spot is located a bit further down the road until you reach a stonehill
WHAT From this spot you can take all plane movements at the airport. The 15 arrivals are touching down in front of you
TIME Best light conditions are from 14:00 till sunset
MISC. Beware of passing truck traffic! No facilitys at this spot
FOCAL LENGTH 55-200mm

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