Thursday, September 22, 2011

Govt to wait for MAHB’s decision on KLIA2 aerobridge

Thursday September 22, 2011


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) should decide on the aerobridge debacle and get back to the Government with a decision.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the Government was still waiting for the MAHB board of directors to decide on whether to install aerobridges in the new low-cost carrier terminal, or KLIA2, at the KL International Airport in Sepang.
He added that he empathised with the plight of the disabled in pushing for the aerobridges.
“(The disabled) are not the only ones. Senior citizens, young children and pregnant women also face difficulty in climbing the steps to get into the aircraft,” he said at his ministry's Hari Raya open house here.
Kong added that the Malaysian Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) were also in favour of the aerobridges.
MAHB has decided not to install aerobridges in KLIA2 after considering budget carrier AirAsia's decision not to use them, citing cost factors.
Despite that, MAHB said the new terminal would be built to accommodate the installation of aerobridges should it be required in the future.