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MAHB, AirAsia talks on LCCT on-going

SEPANG: Discussions between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and AirAsia Bhd on the new permanent low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) are still ongoing, and the details would be announced “at (an) appropriate time”, said MAHB managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad.

“All I can say is the discussions are ongoing,” Bashir said in response to a question on whether MAHB and AirAsia had met frequently to discuss the matter.

He was speaking at a press conference here on 4 March 2009 after a routine inspection of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

MAHB is to build an LCCT, based on AirAsia’s requirements, at the KLIA vicinity, after the government scrapped the proposed LCCT at Labu, Negeri Sembilan. AirAsia had said it needs a new terminal by 2011.

Meanwhile, Ong said the existing baggage handling system at KLIA, which aged some 11 years, needs to be upgraded to shorten the baggage delivery time.

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This article first appeared on 5 March 2009 in The Edge Financial Daily under the title MAHB, AirAsia talks on new LCCT on-going. Used with permission.


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