KLIA offers a Jungle Book experience

29 December 2015 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) recently offered 14 children from the Baitul Barakah Wal-Mahabbah Orphanage a course in nature and conservation during a visit to Malaysia's main gateway.  As part of Malaysia Airports’Indulge & Explore Campaign and its focus on the importance of wildlife conservation and personal wellness, the children were invited … Continue reading KLIA offers a Jungle Book experience

Malaysia Airports unveils plans to promote nature conservation

29 December 2015 Leveraging on Kuala Lumpur International Airport's (KLIA) “jungle in an airport, airport in a jungle” concept, Malaysia Airports is promoting an understanding of the importance of conservation among local and international travellers. It is organising a series of conservation awareness activities at the airport in Sepang, Selangor, from now till March 6 … Continue reading Malaysia Airports unveils plans to promote nature conservation

RPK slams Tun M over ERL deal

26 December 2015 Controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) has slammed former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed over the dealings during the latter’s premiership which the blogger claimed to have led to exorbitant fares for Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) users, even though the developers had profited from the project long ago. In a … Continue reading RPK slams Tun M over ERL deal

Airport traffic trails regional peers

17 December 2015 While most airports in Southeast Asia have seen healthy growth or recovery, passenger increases at Malaysian airports have been cramped by capacity cuts at Malaysia Airlines, aviation disasters, cost increases and haze from forest fires in Indonesia. Widespread haze from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo have only added to the … Continue reading Airport traffic trails regional peers

Sky’s the limit for MAHB

16 December 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the world’s second busiest airport operator group in terms of passengers handled, is ready for take-off. Post-MH tragedies, passenger growth has stabilised at realistic levels, physical infrastructure is in place and the non-aero side of the business is primed to expand, MAHB managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali … Continue reading Sky’s the limit for MAHB

Malindo Air wins Travelport award

12 December 2015 Malindo Air has won the Top Performance Airline 2015 award by Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform. The award recognised the airline’s top performance and exceptional achievements, particularly in sales growth and passenger movement. “We are extremely honoured and proud to receive this award and the recognition from Travelport for our outstanding … Continue reading Malindo Air wins Travelport award

Malaysia Airports in sustainability drive with ambitious plan

9 December 2015 MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has launched its latest ‘Indulge & Explore’ promotional campaign at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 terminals – rewarding travellers for shopping and dining purchases.  A key element in the new campaign is to promote environmental sustainability; travellers have the chance to become a volunteer in the six-day Panda … Continue reading Malaysia Airports in sustainability drive with ambitious plan

Spotlight on Peanuts in malls

5 December 2015 THE Peanuts gang comes to you this Christmas at two vibrant shopping centres as they take you on a magical journey. The Peanuts Movie collectible vacuum flasks which come in five different designs. Charlie Brown goes on a life-changing quest while Snoopy, his lovable beagle, takes to the skies with his team … Continue reading Spotlight on Peanuts in malls

MAHB leaves it to Government to decide on new passenger service charge

2 December 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) leaves it to the Government to decide on its five-yearly review of passenger service charges (PSC), which is due next month. A lion dance was performed at the launch of the Flight Club at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said … Continue reading MAHB leaves it to Government to decide on new passenger service charge

MAHB to study need for new satellite buildings in KLIA, klia2

1 December 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will conduct a study on the need for new satellite buildings at the Kuala Lumpur Airport International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 to cater for future passenger growth. Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said both airports can currently accommodate up to 35 million and 45 million passengers respectively … Continue reading MAHB to study need for new satellite buildings in KLIA, klia2

Malindo Air eyes six million passengers, bigger aircraft in 2016

23 November 2015 Malindo Air, Malaysia’s hybrid airline, aims to achieve six million passengers next year under its expansion programme to include new regional and international destinations, including Jeddah. Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy, said the airline would be flying to Colombo and Ho Chi Minh City next month and is looking at southern China and … Continue reading Malindo Air eyes six million passengers, bigger aircraft in 2016

Water retention at klia2 apron reduced, says MAHB

21 November 2015 Continuous maintenance by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) has reduced water retention at the apron, says its managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali. “Although it is the rainy season, we have reduced the problem (water retention), and we have put up the latest information about the maintenance programme three … Continue reading Water retention at klia2 apron reduced, says MAHB

Malindo’s Maiden Flight To Perth

19 November 2015 Malindo Air's inaugural flight to Perth, took off Thursday, signalling increased opportunities in the tourism sector between Malaysia and Australia's sunniest capital as well as enhancing trade and investment linkages. The Boeing 737 Flight OD151, carrying 180 passengers, took wing from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) at 9.15 am and … Continue reading Malindo’s Maiden Flight To Perth

Gutter clogging at klia2 rectified

10 November 2015 The puddle of water at the skybridge of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) yesterday was due to gutter clogging. The problem has since been resolved. Malaysia Airports tweeted last night "Dear @tonyfernandes, the wet floor at the skybridge due to gutter clogging has been rectified. #klia2." Yesterday, AirAsia group chief executive … Continue reading Gutter clogging at klia2 rectified

Tesla cars to debut in Malaysia?

5 November 2015 The government has received a proposal from Malaysia Green Technology Corp (Greentech) to introduce electric cars manufactured by US-based Tesla Motors to Malaysia. This is in-line with the government's aim to promote the usage of energy-efficient and electric vehicles. Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili said the effort … Continue reading Tesla cars to debut in Malaysia?

KLIA, klia2 set to be first airports to use electric vehicles

5 November 2015 KLIA and klia2 will become the first international airports in Asean region to use electric vehicles when the Neutral Carbon Airport Project is implemented next year. The proposal to replace existing vehicles with electric vehicles was presented by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) at the second meeting of the Malaysian Green Technology … Continue reading KLIA, klia2 set to be first airports to use electric vehicles

Liow: Safety at klia2 a priority

29 October 2015 The Kuala Lumpur Aviation Fuelling System (KAFS) is carrying out inspection works to determine the cause and to remedy a fuel leak at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been monitoring the situation closely to … Continue reading Liow: Safety at klia2 a priority

Malindo Air to review security procedures after vape incident

27 October 2015 Malindo Air will initiate discussion with the airport authorities to review their security procedures as well as to develop strategies to prevent a recurrence of electronic cigarette device overheating on board. The airline in its statement on Monday confirmed that an electronic cigarette overheated on board flight OD 1003 while en-route from … Continue reading Malindo Air to review security procedures after vape incident

MotoGP fans encouraged to take Rapid KL shuttle buses to Sepang

20 October 2015 Motorsport fans are encouraged to use public transport to attend this weekend’s 2015 Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) for hassle-free travelling to and from the venue. MotoGP fans encouraged to take Rapid KL shuttle buses to Sepang Chief operating officer of Rapid KL bus services, … Continue reading MotoGP fans encouraged to take Rapid KL shuttle buses to Sepang

AirAsia plans share buy-back

19 September 2015 AirAsia Bhd is proposing a share buy-back of up to 10% of its issued and paid-up share capital at an upcoming EGM to stabilise its share price which is recovering from a sell-down. “The proposed share buy-back is to stabilise the market price, stop speculation of the shares and enhance investor confidence. … Continue reading AirAsia plans share buy-back

Reduced parking charges at klia2

14 September 2015 Gateway@klia2, the main operator of the klia2 car park, is lowering its car parking rates to benefit those who plan to park at the low-cost carrier terminal for more than three days. In a statement dated Sep 14, Gateway@klia2, a joint venture between WCT Holdings Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, said … Continue reading Reduced parking charges at klia2

Malindo Air opens lounge at klia2

9 September 2015 Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) now has its first dedicated airline lounge operated by hybrid ­carrier Malindo Air. Located at the main terminal building, it is Malindo Air’s first purpose-built lounge. Extra comfort: Abdul Aziz officiating at the launch of Malindo Air’s Executive Lounge at klia2. Flanking him are Chandran (right) … Continue reading Malindo Air opens lounge at klia2

The Balvenie adds a personal touch and underlines its heritage

26 August 2015 William Grant & Sons brand The Balvenie has launched a "craft bar" bar at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2) 2 Departures Emporium highlighting the art of Scotch whisky making. The Balvenie craft bar offers personalised leather name tags while customers learn about the craftsmanship of Scotch whisky making Equipped with a hot-stamping … Continue reading The Balvenie adds a personal touch and underlines its heritage

AirAsia takes MAHB to court

21 August 2015 Last Friday, AirAsia Bhd served a letter of demand on Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and its wholly owned subsidiary Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd, seeking RM409 million in compensation for losses and damages arising from the budget airline’s operations at klia2 and the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT). In a statement … Continue reading AirAsia takes MAHB to court

MAHB working to fix klia2 problems

14 August 2015 The Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB) has told AirAsia that the work plan to fix the ground depression problems at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) was being staggered over five years to minimise operational disruptions.  The airport operator's managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said AirAsia was probably not satisfied with MAHB's … Continue reading MAHB working to fix klia2 problems

Terminal move will kill tourism

13 August 2015 AirAsia is adamant about staying put at Terminal 2 of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, saying that tourism will be affected if it moves to Terminal 1. AirAsia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said Sabah’s tourism industry was “fragile” and the move would increase cost to passengers. “There is … Continue reading Terminal move will kill tourism

July passenger traffic up 12.7%

10 August 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) handled 12.7% more passengers in July 2015, with strong growth in both domestic and international passenger numbers. The latest figures showed 7.21 million passengers passed through the 39 airports it operates in the country in July 2015 from 6.4 million in July 2014. In a filing with … Continue reading July passenger traffic up 12.7%

AirAsia says it has ‘no choice’ but to take stern action

7 August 2015 AirAsia Bhd has no choice but to take stern action against Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) following the airport operator’s inefficiency which has caused continuous problems for the low-cost airline. Chief executive officer Aireen Omar said the prolonged problems at the klia2 had wasted AirAsia’s time and expenses. She said the company … Continue reading AirAsia says it has ‘no choice’ but to take stern action

AirAsia wants MAHB to make public klia2 certifications

5 August 2015 AirAsia Bhd has urged Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to make all of the relevant certifications with regards to klia2 publicly available.  “AirAsia would like to invite MAHB to make all of the alleged certifications available publicly, especially the full certification from International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)  and full report from IKRAM,” … Continue reading AirAsia wants MAHB to make public klia2 certifications