Visa-on-arrival reinstated for India and China nationals who travel to Malaysia through third country

10 December 2013 The Government has relaxed visa restrictions for tourists from India and China in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 next year. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Indian and Chinese tourists will be granted the visa-on-arrival (VoA) facility, but only for those who enter Malaysia through a third country. … Continue reading Visa-on-arrival reinstated for India and China nationals who travel to Malaysia through third country

KL set for greater heights

30 December 2013 STRATEGIC LOCATION: KLIA, klia2 and Subang Skypark expected to handle 82m passengers by 2020 KUALA Lumpur is set to play a larger role as an aviation hub in Southeast Asia in the next seven years, say analysts. The city is expected to handle some 82 million passengers by 2020 at its three … Continue reading KL set for greater heights

Good year ahead for aviation?

28 December 2013 By Leong Hung Yee The rapidly-expanding aviation sector is expected to remain challenging and competitive in 2014. Nevertheless, industry players and analysts are of the opinion that the outlook will be “positive” next year. A Malindo Air plane doing a trial landing on klia2‘s run way. According to industry players, the opening … Continue reading Good year ahead for aviation?

klia2 at mercy of contractors

19 December 2013 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is worried that the opening date of the multi-billion ringgit klia2 could be further delayed if the main contractors fail to meet their January deadline, the Business Times reported today. The exterior of klia2 as seen on August 19, 2013. – Picture by Saw Siow Feng Without … Continue reading klia2 at mercy of contractors

Concern over klia2’s opening

17 December 2013 DOUBTS have resurfaced over the opening of the RM4 billion Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), which is scheduled for May 2 next year. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is concerned that another delay may be imminent should the key contractors be unable to hand over the main terminal by end-January. "The … Continue reading Concern over klia2’s opening

3 more airlines to check in next year

26 November 2013 Three new airlines are expected to start operating from Kuala Lumpur next year, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) general manager of marketing Mohamed Sallauddin Mat Sah. Sallaudin (left) and Altmann speaking at a media briefingyesterday "We will promote the facilities at both the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 (in … Continue reading 3 more airlines to check in next year

AirAsia ready to shift to klia2

19 October 2013 AIRASIA Bhd is ready to move to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), the country’s first hybrid airport, once it opens on May 2 next year, said AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes yesterday. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes He said he hopes the low-cost carrier’s operations will move entirely … Continue reading AirAsia ready to shift to klia2

KLIA-klia2 railway line ready

1 October 2013 The 2.2km railway line extension from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) is ready, way ahead of the completion date of the country’s new hybrid airport in May next year. Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor said only final touch-ups … Continue reading KLIA-klia2 railway line ready

Construction of klia2 92% completed

19 August 2013 Construction of Malaysia’s klia2 low-cost air terminal is 92% completed and its terminal building is 96% completed with major packages completed. These are the district cooling system, Express Rail Link track, taxiway linking runway two to klia2, air traffic control tower, traffic control equipment installation, elevated roads to the terminal, eastern aircraft … Continue reading Construction of klia2 92% completed

Cost of klia2 capped at RM4 billion

24 July 2013 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which posted a marginally higher net profit of RM101.8mil in the second quarter ended June 30, maintains the cost of klia2 is capped at RM4bil. "Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd chief financial officer Faizal Mansor RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star “The cost (of klia2) is still below RM4bil. We … Continue reading Cost of klia2 capped at RM4 billion

Flaws delayed klia2

13 July 2013 NOT TO SPECIFICATION: Airport operator received 230 non-compliance reports, including cracks in buildings and low ceilings SEPANG: MALAYSIA Airports Holdings B h d (MAHB) has received a staggering 230 non compliance reports on the construction of the klia2 here leading to delays in its completion and escalating cost. The long list of … Continue reading Flaws delayed klia2

Malaysian AE hit by klia2 delay

6 July 2013 MALAYSIAN AE Models Holdings Bhd (Maemode) could very well be the first major public-listed company that’s been hurt the most as a result of the delay in the opening of the klia2. Tasked with an RM62mil sub-contract to build the baggage handling and sortation system for the proposed airport, it has now … Continue reading Malaysian AE hit by klia2 delay

Traders irked by klia2 delay

4 July 2013 Retailers who have been awarded trading lots at klia2 in Sepang are disappointed with the prolonged delay in the airport’s completion. The retailers also doubt that the airport can open in time by May 2 next year. They were commenting on The Star report on Tuesday that the airport’s completion has been … Continue reading Traders irked by klia2 delay

klia2 reveals all

4 July 2013 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which has come under fire from all sides for the delay in the completion of airport project klia2, is pointing the finger at AirAsia Bhd, government agencies and the main contractor. The delay has been mainly due to changes to the design of the airport and its … Continue reading klia2 reveals all

The blame game of klia2

29 June 2013 BY CHOONG EN HAN IN the game of corporate “tai chi”, or the skill to push responsibility over to another party, it is a never ending game. Part of the incomplete klia2 main terminal Some have honed the skill to an art form. In the case of the public spat between Malaysia … Continue reading The blame game of klia2

MAHB adamant about LAD fine

29 June 2013 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is adamant on its decision to slap the main contractor of klia2 – UEM-Bina Puri JV – with the liquidated and ascertained damages (LAD) fine. MAHB operations senior general manager Datuk Azmi Murad tells StarBiz that the LAD has already been imposed and that the airport operator … Continue reading MAHB adamant about LAD fine

It’s May 2014 now

19 June 2013 The new low- cost carrier terminal (LCCT), klia2, whose opening has been deferred a few times, has now been scheduled for a May 2, 2014 opening. The new date comes a day after Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) imposed liquidated ascertained damages (LAD) on its main contractor, UEMC-Bina Puri JV. In a … Continue reading It’s May 2014 now

MAHB imposes penalties on UEMC-BP

18 June 2013 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has imposed daily damages of about RM200,000 on the UEM Construction-Bina Puri joint venture (UEMC-BP JV) for not completing its work on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on time. The airport operator told Bursa Malaysia yesterday that it had issued certificate of noncompletion (CNC) to … Continue reading MAHB imposes penalties on UEMC-BP

KUB denies klia2 deal terminated

8 June 2013 RM268.8m JOB: Company says 80pc of work already completed KUB Malaysia Bhd said yesterday Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has not revoked its contract for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) project in Sepang, Selangor. The company was responding to a report issued by the research unit of Maybank Bhd. “KUB … Continue reading KUB denies klia2 deal terminated

MAHB: Extensions granted but it says no justification for delay

6 June 2013 Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) has clarified that extensions have been granted to contractors, which had already accounted for all the changes requested from all stakeholders of klia2 up to now. However, MAHB is of the view that there is no justification for any further extensions and therefore Liquidated Ascertained Damages (LAD) … Continue reading MAHB: Extensions granted but it says no justification for delay

No extension for klia2 contractors

6 June 2013 Contractors who fail to meet the existing deadline to complete their works for klia2 project will be penalised. In a statement yesterday, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said it would not grant any extension of time for contractors to complete the klia2 project; and therefore liquidated ascertained damages (LAD) will apply to … Continue reading No extension for klia2 contractors