Wednesday, October 26, 2011


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The Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad, MAHB, has made provisions to install aerobridges at the new low carrier terminal known as KLIA 2.

Deputy Transport Minister Jelaing Mersang told the Dewan Rakyat today that the proposal is still under consideration and will be approved once the airlines decides to use the facility.

He was replying to a question by Seputeh MP Teresa Kok who wanted to know if approvals had been given for the building of aerobridges at KLIA2 and for MAHB to raise the airport fees.

He added that MAHB would raise the airport fees once the aerobridges are installed and used.

MAHB has decided not to install aerobridges at KLIA2 after considering budget carrier AirAsia's decision not to use them, citing cost factors.

If the aerobridges are to be installed, MAHB would have to spend about 132 million ringgit.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Group wants aerobridges at KLIA 2

PETALING JAYA: A group of disabled persons has insisted that the aerobridges were essential at the new KL International Airport 2 (KLIA 2).
About 150 of them gathered at the Taman Jaya Park to make known their stand that the aerobridges were essential for safe boarding and disembarkation of passengers with special needs.
Last month, the Cabinet deferred its decision on the installation of aerobridges at KLIA 2 pending further studies on the matter.
Group spokesman V. Muruges­waran said the long walking distance and ramps leading to the planes were difficult to use and unsafe during bad weather, especially for children, pregnant women and the el-derly.
“We are willing to pay if there is an additional charge for the aerobridges. What we are angry about is that MAHB (Malaysia Airports Hol­dings Bhd) is not even offering the option.
“As an international airport, KLIA 2 surely must have international standard facilities,” said Muruges­waran, who is the president of the Selangor and Federal Territory Da­­mai Handicapped Association.
Beauty consultant Cheong Li Wem, 27, said in line with budget airlines’ “pay for what you use” approach, there should be an option on the use of aerobridges.

“While able-bodied people should be given the option to board with or without an aerobridge, this facility should be made available to the disabled,” she said.

Plea for aerobridges at KLIA2

Monday, October 24th, 2011 11:16:00
Aerobridges for all protest
FOR GOOD OF ALL: Disabled protesters demanding for aerobridges at KLIA2 — Pic: Ashraf Shamsul Azlan
PETALING JAYA: About 200 people, comprising both able-bodied and the disabled, yesterday protested against the lack of aerobridges at KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2), which will replace the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal.
The protest, a joint effort by organisations related to the disabled community, was held in Taman Jaya Park as a chance for the disabled to voice their opinions.
Holding up placards and banners, participants chanted "We want aerobridge" and "KLIA2 is for all".
Those disabled said they had the chance to be heard at their protest in Bangsar last month, so the megaphone
was passed on to able-bodied speakers to voice their concerns.
Adam Nicholls, 37, an English tourist visiting Malaysia for the fifth time, said the lack of plans for aerobridges at KLIA2 surprised him.
Gun Chin Yong, 29, said Malaysia could not declare itself a "friendly country" if it lacked facilities not just for locals, but for oversea visitors, especially for those with special requirements such as the disabled, pregnant and elderly.
He said as a volunteer, his experience is for such groups, climbing stairs to board airplanes instead of using an aerobridge is not just inconvenient but dangerous too.
Astivaram Foundation Selangor secretary-general Annaduraimuthusamy, 39, said Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) should not just think about profit.
Malaysia Tamilan Helping Hands president A. Muraly said said his group was present to request the aerobridge be built.
It is understood the Cabinet has deferred the request for aerobridges after it was tabled on Sept 7.
KLIA2, the replacement to the current Low Cost Carrier Terminal, is expected to be completed in a year and located 1.5km from KLIA.

Sunday, October 23, 2011



  • 约200位来自不同团体的弱势人士,要求政府马上在吉隆坡第二国际机场设置登机桥。 (图:星洲日报)
他们来自不同非政府团体,包括无障碍环境与设施团体(BEAT)、雪州与联邦直辖区Damai残障人协会、双福残障自强发展协会、雪隆学习障碍人士自力更生协会(United Voice)、无障碍行动协会(Persatuan Mobiliti)、马来西亚青年基督协会聋哑自助中心(YMCA Majudiri)、大马Tamilan Helping Hands,以及老弱妇孺和志愿人士。