KUALA LUMPUR: The refurbishment works on KL International Airport’s (KLIA) third runway (Runway 3) to ensure continuous safety of flight operations have been completed, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
The airport operator said comprehensive maintenance works were carried out under the KLIA Runway Sustainability Master Plans.
Group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said despite aggressive cost containment measures undertaken in light of the Covid-19’s impact on the aviation industry, the airport operator had proceeded with mission critical investments such as the replacement of ageing assets and runway rehabilitation works.
“The completion of rehabilitation works on Runway 3 is timely as we are starting to see a gradual increase in confidence on the safety of air travel, and traffic numbers have tripled compared to the preceding months.
“We will also be starting the second phase of the Runway Sustainability Master Plan where works on Runway 1 will begin from November 2020, ” he said in a statement. — Bernama
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