3 May 2018

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is committed to ensuring a smooth operation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 following a one-month closure of KLIA Runway 3 to make way for maintenance works.

MAHB spokesman said all airlines had been notified on the matter and were aware of the closure
MAHB spokesman said all airlines had been notified on the matter and were aware of the closure. (Pix by MOHD FADLI HAMZAH)

MAHB spokesman said all airlines had been notified on the matter and were aware of the closure.

He said they were also prepared to make an early announcement to the passengers on the changes in flight schedule, if any.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is committed to ensuring a smooth operation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 following a one-month closure of KLIA Runway 3 to make way for maintenance works.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is committed to ensuring a smooth operation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 following a one-month closure of KLIA Runway 3 to make way for maintenance works. (Pix by MOHD FADLI HAMZAH)

The spokesman said there were about 1,100 domestic and international flights at both airports here on a daily basis, with 84 flight movements per hour.

“With the closure of Runway 3, we expect that there will be less than 60 flight movements per hour,” he said when met by reporters after the MAHB media tour at Civil Aviation Authority Malaysia’s Air Traffic Centre.

Local airlines are expected to fly through turbulence in the second and third quarters of the year as their profit margins will be squeezed with the recovery in oil prices, analysts say
Local airlines are expected to fly through turbulence in the second and third quarters of the year as their profit margins will be squeezed with the recovery in oil prices, analysts say. NST picture by MOHD FADLI HAMZAH.

MAHB previsouly said it would be closing its Runway 3 from May 11 to June 7 to make way for runway maintenance works.

Managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said it was part of its obligation to put the highest priority in ensuring the sustainability and safety of all runways at airports under its management.

Original Source: nst