Thursday, December 1, 2011

Aerobridge tetap dibina di KLIA2


PROJEK pembangunan KLIA2 yang kini dalam pembinaan dan ia dijangka siap pada April 2013.

SEPANG - Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd. (MAHB) akan tetap menyediakan kemudahan jambatan aero (aerobridge) di KLIA2 yang bakal menggantikan Terminal Penerbangan Tambang Murah (LCCT).
Meskipun menerima bantahan daripada sebuah syarikat penerbangan yang dikatakan enggan menggunakan kemudahan tersebut kerana dilihat bertentangan dengan model perniagaannya, Pengarah Urusan MAHB, Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad berkata, kemudahan tersebut merupakan satu keperluan.
"Saya bercakap bagi pihak golongan kelainan upaya (OKU), kanak-kanak, ibu mengandung dan warga emas bahawa aerobridge akan dipasang di KLIA2.
"Saya berharap syarikat penerbangan yang bakal menggunakan KLIA2 akan menyokong langkah ini demi kemudahan orang ramai," katanya pada sidang media sempena lawatan media di KLIA2 di sini semalam.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New, better KLIA2 takes wings

Brave decision by MAHB…..Air Asia your cooperation is compulsory as we wish not to protest against you ONE MORE TIME !!!!!  Please honor you words as MONEY is not everything

 Work in progress: Construction works are ongoing at KLIA2 in Sepang. The new low cost terminal will be equipped with facilities to cater to passenger comfort, including a public shopping mall, once it is completed.

SEPANG: Improvements have been made to KLIA2’s design because “it does not mean that a person who travels on a low-cost carrier need not arrive or depart from a very nice terminal”, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) chief.

Its managing director and CEO Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad added that in view of public appeals – especially by people with restricted movements, the elderly, expectant mothers and children – aerobridges would be installed at KLIA2.

“We hope the airlines operating at KLIA2 will support our decision by using the aerobridges to meet the needs of the travelling public,” said Bashir at a press conference yesterday.

He added that the airport operator would go ahead with the building of aerobridges (to connect airplanes to the terminal gate) despite the refusal of a low-cost airline to use them.

When the new low-cost terminal is completed, it will be equipped with facilities to cater to passenger comfort, including a public shopping mall and a fully automated baggage handling system.

Other facilities are an airside transit hotel, premium lounges, as well as a seven-storey parking lot which will be able to accommodate up to 6,000 vehicles.

Bashir said KLIA2 had been significantly upgraded in terms of floor space, the length of its runways and the number of aircraft stands.

All these improvements resulted in an increase of the terminal’s building cost from a provisional budget of RM2bil to between RM3.6bil and RM3.9bil.

The upgrade of the baggage system to a fully automated one had also resulted in the delay of the terminal’s estimated date of completion from October next year to April 2013.

However, Bashir insisted that the cost of the terminal, estimated at RM5,000 per sq m, would be among the lowest compared to other similar airport terminal projects.

“The industry standard is within the range of RM5,000 to RM10,000 per sq m,” he said.

Bashir also said the passenger service charge for KLIA2 would remain the same as the current tax imposed at the low-cost-carrier terminal (LCCT).

When the terminal is completed, it will be made accessible via the Express Rail Link (ERL), taxis, buses and in the future, even via the KTM.

The terminal will have the capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually. This is three times the capacity of the main KLIA terminal.

KLIA2 to cost RM3.9 bln, ready by April 2013


KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 29): The upgrading of facilities at KLIA2 are expected to increase the total cost to build the airport to RM3.9 billion and it would be operational by April 2013.

Its managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad said the KLIA2 would enable MAHB to handle about 45 million passengers yearly compared with the earlier estimate of 30 million.

In a statement to Bursa Malaysia, MAHB said the KLIA2 would have a “larger terminal footprint now standing at 257,000 sq metres, 68 contact stands and enhanced systems in place”.

The airports operator said KLIA2 is one of the largest privately funded projects and will spur the local economic growth and employment opportunities.

MAHB said KLIA2 is built as a national infrastructure asset to cater to the needs of the airlines, government, public and the airport.

It also said due to the appeals by the public especially people with restricted movements, elderly people, expectant mothers, and children, MAHB said aerobridges would be installed at KLIA2.

“As the cost works out to be only 25 sen per passenger, the public has indicated that they are willing to pay for the use of aerobridges,” it said.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

KLIA2 to start operations in Apr 2013


SEPANG: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2), the new low cost carrier terminal, will handle 45 million passengers when it commences operations in April 2013, says Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad today.

He said aerobridges would be built at the terminal to cater for all including the disabled, pregnant women and children.

Bashir said construction work on the project, which began in October 2009, was 42 per cent complete and was estimated to cost between RM3.6 billion and RM3.9 billion.

The dedicated terminal, another landmark of pride located 2km away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, will have 68 departure gates.

The KLIA2 will be the world's largest terminal for low cost carriers in the world and an icon in the aviation industry when it opens its doors for business. -- BERNAMA

Read more: KLIA2 to start operations in Apr 2013 - Latest - New Straits Times