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Tuesday January 8, 2008

Theme park for KLIA

MYT 4:24:52 PM

SEPANG: Passengers alighting at the KL International Airport can look forward to enjoying rides in a theme park, in a plan put forward by Malaysia Airports Berhad. 

Its managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad said the firm had put in a proposal to develop the KLIA land area within a 10,000ha radius to include a recreation park, business centres, offices and a theme park. 

“We have already come out with a development proposal and we will announce it in two to three months. The announcement will include all details, including costs as well as the individual development projects of what we intend to do,” he said at a press conference after attending the launch of the airport’s 10th anniversary celebrations here Tuesday. 

Bashir said a year-long series of activities was also planned in conjunction with the anniversary celebrations, capped by a birthday bash and a grand dinner in June. 

“These include a shopping campaign, tele-match, open-day safari, a KLIA run, a photo exhibition and a golf tournament,” he said. 

Asked if the airport would offer financial incentives to airlines operating from KLIA as part of its celebration, Bashir said it was already offering world-class services at one of the lowest rates. 

“We have already put into place various incentives for airlines throughout the year,” he said, adding that MAB also planned to expand the capacity of its retailers’ base by 30%. 

“The expansion will be completed within 18 months,” he said. 

Bashir declined to reveal the names of airlines MAB was in talks with to fly to KLIA. 

During the launch, MAB also modelled its new uniform for its frontline desk staff and a new logo to commemorate its anniversary celebrations.

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