8-Mar-2011 12:00 PM

AirAsia's Sarawak LCCT under serious consideration

Malaysian State Government has offered land to AirAsia for the construction of an LCCT in Sarawak (Bernama, 05-Mar-2011). Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan stated: “They [AirAsia and state government] are talking seriously,” about the project and justified construction of the LCCT as the airport tax of USD17 (MYR51) imposed at nearby Kuching Airport is considered too high by travellers. Dr Chan also urged Malaysia Airport Berhad to consider reducing the airport tax and charges at the LCCT to develop new traffic and further promote tourism.