MAHB expects 20m passengers to use klia2 in first year


SEPANG: The new low cost carrier terminal (LCCT) klia2 is anticipating 20 million passengers in its first year of operations, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd general manager of construction Mohd Zaifuddin Idris.

Mohd Zaifuddin said on Friday another two low cost airlines, in addition to the 10 budget carriers operating from the LCCT, were expected to operate from klia2 when it is officially opened on May 1, 2013.

The two airlines are Firefly and Malindo Air.

Mohd Zaifuddin said Firefly had asked for space at klia2.

"Concerning AirAsia, we are still discussing with them about one or two issues like the check-in system," he said at a ceremony for the completion of the skybridge at klia2.

According to Mohd Zaifuddin, the RM4bil klia2 was 70% completed and the completion of its RM150mil skybridge was a major milestone.

The klia2 skybridge is the first in Asia, and the third in the world after skybridges in the UK and the US.

The 300-metre skybridge has 60 metres of walkalators and connects the passenger terminal building to the satellite building.

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