This is the first time I visit KLIA2 - right smack at the busy time of between 10.00 am to 12.00 pm (may not be peak though). The general feeling is that it is more of a shopping complex than an airport. The shops are definitely closer to each other and hey! KFC (and several others) are just next to the check in counter. Food stores as usual are doing well, and as claimed by Airasia, they probably provide for 80% to 90% of the traffic by the number of flights departing and arriving.
I am looking for food but what is with the non-Malaysian food stalls? There seems to have much much more restaurants that sells non-Malaysian food. In fact, it is harder to find good Malaysian food here. If someone is to leave or just entered the country, they would want to have Malaysian delicacies right?
I do not know why Malaysia Airport's shares recently has dropped - probably due to Najib's comment of possibly let MAS to fold? But my guess is that KLIA2 is to provide a new impetus for Airport's earnings to spike despite what happened to MAS.
Note: MAS will not fold. It will be a General Motors like bankruptcy just to take care of the union issue, as MAS is a national airline. Let me know a country which does not have a national airline!