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KL Airport Services bags 4 ground handling services contracts

Friday, 15 November 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: KL Airport Services Sdn Bhd (KLAS), a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Bhd, has bagged four new ground handling services contracts from Hong Kong Express, Xpress Air, Tigerair and Hong Kong Airlines.

Chief executive officer Tazhi Borhan said KLAS would ensure smooth ground handling operations for the airlines' customers and passengers' safety.

Hong Kong Express, which flew into Penang for the first time today, has awarded the ground handling services contract including passenger check-in, baggage handling and aircraft handling services at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas.

Tigerair, a leading Singapore-based budget carrier which awarded the contract to KLAS, resumed its flights to Langkawi International Airport on Nov 8, while Xpress Air, which started flying to Kuching from Pontianak on Oct 25, has appointed KLAS as the ground handler.

He said KLAS has also secured a contract from freight carrier, Hong Kong Airlines, whose inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Nov 10, with a frequency of two flights weekly. 

"KLAS' airline customers are assured of the highest standards of quality and efficiency to be accorded to any foreign airline that chooses to operate in Malaysia," he added.


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