KLIA Queue Allocation Feature

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In order to provide a seamless, transparent and safe experience to our drivers awaiting passengers at KLIA, we are introducing our new KLIA Queue feature.

This feature is activated only if you wait for bookings at the designated locations, namely KLIA Landside Operations, Charter Field Town, or Mitsui Outlet Park*. This is in line with a regulatory requirement from the Ministry of Transport that requires all vehicles, including ride-hailing cars to not wait at roadsides near the Airport.

*From 1 August 2019, driver-partners will be able to wait in Mitsui Outlet Park and enjoy discounted parking and F&B. Click here to find out more.

[UPDATE!] Effective 12 Oct (Sat), Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad requires the following changes for pick up at KLIA1

  • Pick-up locations will now be at Level 1 (Gate 3 & 4) 
  • Driver-partner will have to use Touch&Go card with minimum balance of RM20 to enter the pick-up location.
  • Kindly note that RM10 charge will be imposed if you wait for more than 5 minutes in the area.

How does this feature work

Think “First come, first served”. This means drivers who arrive at KLIA Landside Operations, Charter Field Town or Mitsui Outlet Park first will be assigned the booking first. Driver-partners who arrive later will be placed in a queue and will have to wait their turn for a booking.

In-app notifications will be sent to inform you of your queue position.

  • For queue number 100 and below, driver-partners will receive a notification, everytime they move up by 20 positions. Eg. 1-20.. 81-100
  • For queue number 100-500, driver-partners will receive a notification, everytime they move up by 50 positions. Eg. 451-500, 401-450.. 201-250
  • For queue number > 500, driver-partners will receive a notification, everytime they move up by 100 positions. Eg. 701-800, 601-700, 501-600

Once you are at the top of the queue, you will receive the airport booking. Please make your way to the passenger immediately after accepting a job and remember to contact your passenger via GrabChat to inform them of your Expected Time of Arrival (ETA).


Please be ready to receive jobs when your queue number is :
JustGrab GrabCar: 100 and below

All other service types: 20 and below

Short Distance Trip Protection
Effective 11 March 2019,
you will be placed into a shorter KLIA queue if you fulfill these two criteria:

  • Return to the queue waiting area within 90 minutes from the time you accepted the job at KLIA/KLIA2.
  • The airport job distance is 35KM or less (according to Grab’s mapping system).

Minimum credit wallet balance
Please ensure you have sufficient balance in your Credit Wallet in order to receive jobs from KLIA. The minimum amount required differs according to your commission rate.

Example 1: If you are paying 20% commission, you will need a minimum balance of RM100 X 20% = RM20 to receive jobs with fares RM100 and below.

Example 2: If you are paying 25% commission, you will need a minimum balance of RM65 X 25% = RM 16.25 to receive jobs with fares RM65 and below.

Guaranteed Fare per KM (Economy services)
Effective 11 March 2019! 

For example: JustGrab GrabCar driver-partners will get a minimum guarantee of RM0.80 for every 1KM driven (after commission) to KLIA. Grab will top up the difference if the total fare per KM is below RM0.80

Total Driving Distance to KLIA: 75KM

Total Fare: RM65

  • Fare after Commission: (RM65 – 25%) = RM48.75
  • Nett Fare per KM: RM48.75 / 75KM = RM0.65 per KM

TOP UP: (RM0.80 – RM0.65) x 75KM = RM11.25


Where are KLIA Landside Operations, Charter Field Town and Mitsui Outlet Park? 

Please refer to the map below. Drivers will only get airport jobs when they are in these areas (red):

Image 2: KLIA Queue operational areas

Not sure how to get there? Just search ‘Landside Operations’, ‘Charter Field Town’ or ‘Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA’ on Waze.

Image 3: Location on Waze – Landside Operations

Image 4: Location on Waze – Charter Field Town

Image 5: Location on Waze – Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA

Special reminders for Mitsui Outlet Park:

  • As the parking subsidy redemption may take some time, we recommend you to move to Landside Operations once your queue position is <100 to avoid passengers waiting for too long.
  • You will NOT be able to access GrabBenefits once you have received a job.

Special reminders for KLIA Landside Operations:

  • Please park at the designated Grab zone only.
  • Do not park in the designated ALM zone.

Image 5: Designated Grab Zone at Landside Operations

Is this feature applicable to all service types?

No. it’s only for JustGrab GrabCar, GrabCar Plus, GrabCar Premium and Grabcar 6-seater. We recommend you choose and activate only ONE service type on your driver app to avoid losing your queue position unexpectedly.

How will driver-partners be informed of their queue ranking?

Once you’re within Landside Operations, Charter Field Town or Mitsui Outlet Park, you will receive an in-app notification informing you of your queue ranking if you’re online. After the first notification, you will be notified each time your ranking changes, up till the time you get a job. Refer below:


What if I don’t receive a queue allocation?

  • Be sure you are at the right place. The queue allocation will only take effect in the Landside Operations, Charter Field Town or Mitsui Outlet Park
  • Depending on your mobile carrier, there may be a slight delay in receiving the notification. We advise you to wait at least 10 minutes before calling Customer Support.
  • Check to make sure your app is not locked or on standby mode.

Are the queues at Landside Operations, Charter Field Town and Mitsui Outlet Park separated?

No. The queue is combined.

  • E.g. if 10 drivers with GC switched on enter Landside Operations, they may be in the queue for GC: 1-10. If another driver then enters Charter Field Town or Mitsui Outlet Park with GC switched on, he/she will be in the same queue for GC, with a different position number e.g. 11-20.

If I am in Landside Operations, can I move to Charter Field Town or Mitsui Outlet Park without losing my queue number?

  • Yes. Provided you move to Charter Field or Mitsui Outlet Park WITHIN 15 minutes.
  • We do not advise you to move from Charter Field Town or Mitsui Outlet Park to Landside Operations as the time taken to do so could be more than 15 minutes.  

Can I be pushed to the back of the queue?

Yes. You will fall to the back of the queue for all service types if you:

  1. Cancel a job
  2. Ignore THREE bookings across all service types (If you ignore ONE job, you will need to unlock your screen within 5 minutes. Otherwise you will be pushed to the back of the queue)
  3. *Go offline/ switch off ‘availability for job’ for more than 5 minutes
  4. Leave Landside Operations without any bookings and return after 5 minutes

What happens to my queue ranking if a passenger cancels on me?

  1. If you’ve left Landside Operations, Charter Field Town or Mitsui Outlet Park to pick your passenger up and your passenger cancels on you, your queue ranking for the cancelled service type will still remain on the top providing you return to the area within 25 minutes.
  2. However, your queue ranking for other service types will be pushed to the back. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to only have one service type switched on.

* In rare cases, you may receive jobs within a minute after switching off availability for jobs.

What happens if I switch on multiple service types?

If you choose multiple service types (JustGrab GrabCar, GrabCar Plus, GrabCar Premium, GrabCar 6-seater), you will be put in multiple queues. You will be notified whenever the queue range changes for any of the service types. However please take note that:

  • Your queue number range will be pushed to the back if you ignore jobs two times across all activated service types
  • If you cancel a job, your queue will be pushed to the back for ALL service types activated
  • If a passenger cancels on you, your queue range will be maintained on the top for the service type which got cancelled. However, your queue range will be pushed to the back for the other activated service types