29-Apr-2011 11:21 AM

MAHB plans to have new LCCT operational by Oct-2012

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid stated there is a target for the completion of the LCCT at Kuala Lumpur (KLIA2) of Oct-2012 (The Star, 29-Apr-2011). “What is important for us right now is to get it done well. It's a very big project. Of course, as you can see there are delays here and there but we will managed that. At the end of the day, we will make sure that it get done well,” he said. KLIA2 is larger than the existing Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) facility, according to Chairman Tan Sri Dr Aris Othman. KLIA caters to 25 million passengers p/a while KLIA2 will have capacity for 30 million passengers. The cost of developing KLIA2 is estimated at MYR2 billion (USD672 million). A few tender packages will be tendered out for the project, reportedly include for the construction of a new runway. MAHB also stated it would be announcing “very soon” whether aerobridges would be constructed at KLIA2.

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