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Digital Free Trade Zone

KLIA Aeropolis DFTZ Park


KLIA – ASEAN e-Commerce hub

KLIA Aeropolis DFTZ Park is a 70:30 joint venture between Cainiao HK (logistics arm of Alibaba Group) & Malaysia Airports, with the aim to develop a regional e-Commerce and logistics hub, within a 60 acres land. It will be Alibaba Group’s 1st Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) outside of China.

Target Players :

  • Cargo terminal operators (CTOs)
  • Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) for all industries, especially for local and international SMEs
  • 3PL providers with contract logistics services



~USD10.1 billion (by 2029)


Jobs Created
115,500 (by 2029)


Cargo Volume
Double to 1.3 million tonnes p.a. by 2028


Freighter flights
To double by 2028


Airlines connectivity
To improve


Route profitability
To improve


Development of DFTZ, the single largest catalytic impact on Malaysia’s air cargo industry over three phases


KLIA Air Cargo Terminal 1 (KACT1)

Anchored by POS Aviation & Lazada

  • Built to enhance the cargo ecosystem via special handling, with a focus on 3 core business areas; Crossdock / Express Handling, e-Commerce & Coolport
  • Operational commencement: 2017
KLIA Aeropolis DFTZ Park

Anchored by Cainiao HK, logistics arm of Alibaba Group
  • A 30:70 JV between MAHB and Cainiao HK
  • >1.2 million sqft GFA for cargo terminal, sorting centre, warehouse and operations office
  • Targeted operational commencement: 2020
KLIA Aeropolis Logistics Park (Beyond 2022)

Future Expansion

  • Integrated logistics activities within an industrial precinct i.e. regional distribution centres, modern warehouses, light-manufacturing and assembly.
  • Multimodal transportation hub

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