KLIA, klia2 launch two special lanes

18 December 2014 The Immigration Department yesterday opened two special lanes called Asean Lane and Foreigner eGate at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2. Its director-general, Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim, said the Asean Lane was for Asean countries’ passport holders while the Foreigner eGate was for foreigners with long-term visas. He said the lanes … Continue reading KLIA, klia2 launch two special lanes

Immigration Dept launches express lanes at KLIA, klia2

18 December 2014 In anticipation of assuming the Asean chairmanship next year, the Immigration Department has launched a special lane called the "Asean lane". The lane will save visitors from Asean countries, both tourists and business people alike, the hassle of long queues at immigration counters. Immigration Department director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim told reporters at … Continue reading Immigration Dept launches express lanes at KLIA, klia2

MAHB poised for higher profits in 2015

18 December 2014 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is poised for higher profits next year, with full earnings contribution from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) and its 60 per cent-owned Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, said a sectoral analyst.  RHB Research Institute regional transportation analyst Ahmad Maghfur Usman said Sabiha Gokcen airport holds much … Continue reading MAHB poised for higher profits in 2015

‘Asean Lane’ at KLIA, klia2

18 December 2014 Immigration Department pre-launched its express lane dubbed the “Asean Lane” in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 in conjunction with Malaysia chairing the Asean Summit 2015. Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim said the new lanes will be open for passport holders from Asean member countries arriving here. "There will be five … Continue reading ‘Asean Lane’ at KLIA, klia2

MARC Affirms its AAA rating on Segi Astana Sdn Bhd

15 December 2014 MARC has affirmed its rating of AAA(fg) on special purpose vehicle Segi Astana Sdn Bhd's (Segi Astana) RM470.0 million Medium-Term Notes (MTN) programme with a stable outlook. The rating reflects the credit strength of the unconditional and irrevocable financial guarantee provided by Danajamin Nasional Berhad which carries MARC's financial strength rating of AAA/Stable. Segi Astana's sole … Continue reading MARC Affirms its AAA rating on Segi Astana Sdn Bhd

Independent Audit Committee will only probe security of klia2

13 December 2014 The Independent Audit Committee (IAC) will only investigate the security of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. The Transport Minister denied the IAC was “not independent” and a “waste of resources” as claimed by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed. “The IAC is … Continue reading Independent Audit Committee will only probe security of klia2

PAC chairman urges klia2 safety regulations to be investigated

13 December 2014 Public Audit Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed is urging the special audit committee set by the Transport Ministery to not only investigate the klia2 safety regulations procedure but to also take into account carrying a full investigation on the airport overall designs and development planning.  Nur Jazlan said PAC had … Continue reading PAC chairman urges klia2 safety regulations to be investigated

Transport Ministry announces members of klia2 independent audit

11 December 2014 The Ministry of Transport today announced the members of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) independent audit committee. According to the announcement, president of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific, Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik, is to head the five-member committee. The other members are Department of … Continue reading Transport Ministry announces members of klia2 independent audit

‘MAS can be profitable’

7 December 2014 Newly-appointed CEO knows of strategies required to make a full-fare airline work, says AirAsia chief AIRASIA group founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes is optimistic that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) can become profitable after its restructuring as it is a good brand. He believes that the appointment of Christoph Mueller, the chief executive officer … Continue reading ‘MAS can be profitable’

AirAsia opens Fly-Thru hub in Hyderabad

5 December 2014 Fly-Thru guests can bypass immigration clearance at klia2 and enjoy guaranteed connection on consecutive flights. AirAsia Bhd has announced the availability of its ‘Fly-Thru’ service for international flights from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad to Kuala Lumpur, making multiple-city flights a seamless travel experience for its guests. The Fly-Thru service sidesteps … Continue reading AirAsia opens Fly-Thru hub in Hyderabad

PAC: Full audit on KLIA2 needed

25 November 2014 A full and thorough audit on klia2 should be conducted by the Auditor-General, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended. PAC chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed urged the Government to order the A-G to conduct a full audit on the construction of klia2 following the committee's findings of irregularities in the project, … Continue reading PAC: Full audit on KLIA2 needed

No more excuses on klia2 after PAC’s damning report, says DAP

25 November 2014 Putrajaya should take immediate action following the release of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on low-cost carrier terminal klia2, said an opposition lawmaker. Tony Pua (DAP-Petaling Jaya Utara) said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai should act against those responsible for the ballooning cost of klia2's construction as well as problems experienced … Continue reading No more excuses on klia2 after PAC’s damning report, says DAP

MAHB honours partners

23 November 2014 National carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) bagged the passenger airline of the year award while low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia Bhd won the low-cost airline of the year award at the prestigious KLIA Awards 2013 held here, last Friday. Meanwhile, the promising new foreign passenger airline of the year went to the Turkish Airlines … Continue reading MAHB honours partners

AirAsia announces development of new Malaysian HQ at klia2

20 November 2014 AirAsia celebrated the announcement of its new global headquarters with a groundbreaking ceremony at the new building’s site in Sepang; and the construction of the building will commence in December 2014. Artist impression: AirAsia New Headquarters Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Executive Chairman ofAirAsia Berhad; who are also co-founders … Continue reading AirAsia announces development of new Malaysian HQ at klia2

klia2 ‘ponding’ due to ineffective soil treatment in early stage

12 November 2014 The ponding or collection of water at klia2’s apron (aircraft parking area) was due to ineffective soil treatment in the early stages, noted the Transport Ministry. Its deputy secretary-general (planning), Datuk Ruhaizah Mohamed Rashid, said the incident was often blown out of proportion and mistaken as a result of flooding. “The ponding only occurred … Continue reading klia2 ‘ponding’ due to ineffective soil treatment in early stage

Malaysia Airports to host FTE Asia 2014

6 November 2014 The theme for FTE Asia 2014 is 'Transforming tomorrow's customer journey in Asia' and among the key topics that will be covered across the two conference streams will be the latest advancements in self-service, baggage handling, security and facilitation, mobile and wearable technology, immigration, in-flight entertainment and connectivity, cabin design, crew empowerment … Continue reading Malaysia Airports to host FTE Asia 2014

MAHB to make overseas forays

18 October 2014 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) plans to make “meaningful” forays overseas as it expands its footprint abroad. If previously it had a cautious stance when investing overseas and taking on service contracts globally, the future will be a lot different as MAHB has been recognised as a capable and competent airport player. … Continue reading MAHB to make overseas forays

Soaring Towards 2020

17 October 2014 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is committed to becoming one of the core key economic accelerators for Malaysia in its bid to become a developed and high-income nation by 2020. The airport operator plans to impress travellers with its state-of-the-art infrastructure and variety of retail products and services at the newly-launched Kuala … Continue reading Soaring Towards 2020

Shop and Dine to Mariah Carey and International Superstars

15 October 2014 Fans of legendary vocal artiste, Mariah Carey, or some of Asia’s critically-acclaimed performers and sports events, will now have the opportunity to bag themselves free tickets to an experience of a lifetime just by shopping and dining at two of Klang Valley’s iconic shopping destinations.   Paradigm Mall and gateway@klia2, both subsidiaries … Continue reading Shop and Dine to Mariah Carey and International Superstars

Heinemann Asia Pacific opens ‘be Duty Free’ at klia2

14 October 2014 Heinemann Asia Pacific has officially opened ‘be Duty Free’, its 1,240sq m multi-category duty free store at Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) new klia2 terminal. L-R: Malaysia Airports Senior General Manager Commercial Services Division Puan Faizah Khairuddin, Malaysia Airports Managing Director Yang Berbahagia Datuk Badlisham Ghazali and Heinemann Asia Pacific CEO Max … Continue reading Heinemann Asia Pacific opens ‘be Duty Free’ at klia2

klia2 to get 19 more walkalators

14 October 2014 The long walk to departure gates at klia2 will be a thing of the past once 19 more walkalators are installed at the complex. There are currently two 60m long walkalators at the complex. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said three more would be installed by the … Continue reading klia2 to get 19 more walkalators

klia2 to have three more walkalators

13 October 2014 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is adding three new walkalators at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) to enhance passengers’ experience at the new terminal. Its managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said the additional walkalators would be installed by year-end with two at the international departing level and one at international arrival … Continue reading klia2 to have three more walkalators

klia2 starting to make its mark

13 October 2014 MERELY five months into its operation, Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) has won the approval of many passengers and visitors with its state-of-the-art facilities and services. As Malaysia's first hybrid airport, it is poised to be a game-changer in an evolving airline business model – all the while catering to passenger … Continue reading klia2 starting to make its mark

MAHB seeks more funds for govt agencies at klia2

8 October 2014 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) hopes the government will  increase its allocation in the Budget 2015 proposals for government agencies including the Customs department and Immigration. Its managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said on Wednesday said higher allocation for these agencies, which are operating at airports especially in klia2, were crucial to … Continue reading MAHB seeks more funds for govt agencies at klia2

Ruckus and racket at klia2

31 August 2014 A letter by Dr. Steven Chow Aug 30, 2014, was my first taste of the taxi facilities at the klia2. My flight from Bandung was uneventful. Together with my wife and a load of three cabin size bags and golf set, we dutifully completed the long arduous walk to the taxi coupon … Continue reading Ruckus and racket at klia2

First drug seizure at klia2

21 August 2014 Customs officers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) seized 3.6kg of drugs valued at RM680,000, hidden in nine handbags at the entry gate at 2am on Aug 19. KLIA Customs director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim said it was the first drug incident at klia2 since it began operations in early May. “We are … Continue reading First drug seizure at klia2

MAHB to install 3 walkalators at KLIA2 by year-end

19 August 2014 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is planning to install another three walkalators at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) by year-end. Walkalators are continuously moving passenger-carrying devices on which passengers stand or walk. Managing Director Datuk Mohd Badlisham Ghazali said the airport operator planned to fit more walkalators to assist passengers … Continue reading MAHB to install 3 walkalators at KLIA2 by year-end

Bina Puri upbeat on prospects

30 July 2014 Bina Puri Holdings Bhd, confident of its future growth, says it is bullish to end the current financial on a firm note despite sentiment being impacted by the delay in handing over the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) project. Group executive director Matthew Tee said the delay did not give any … Continue reading Bina Puri upbeat on prospects

Balik Kampung Via klia2

27 July 2014 Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) was today flooded with thousands of travellers waiting to catch a plane back to their respective hometowns throughout the country for Aidilfitri celebration. With bus tickets having sold out weeks earlier, the latest air travel hub, klia2 was the focus of city folks to get home … Continue reading Balik Kampung Via klia2