KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is urging the government to review any intention to liquidate its holding of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, or Subang Airport, to any private entity.
Chairman Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said MAHB has a prestigious record in operating 39 airports in Malaysia and an international airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
He noted that Subang Airport has succeeded in triggering the development of an enormous aviation industry for the country, especially in the aerospace sector.
As such, MAHB has paid special attention in planning the long-term direction of the airport under the framework of the Subang Regeneration Master Plan.
“I am confident that after listening to the views of Malaysia Airports and other related agencies, the government will not sacrifice a strategic asset of the country, ” he said in a statement.
It has been reported that Subang Skypark Sdn Bhd (SSSB) is planning to acquire Subang Airport.
SSSB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WCT Holdings Bhd, whose largest shareholder is Tan Sri Desmond Lim Siew Choon.
SSSB is proposing to enter a new concession to operate the entire area of Subang Airport until 2092, developing it to be a city airport.