29 November 2011
New lost-cost airport to be completed by April 2013
The new low-cost airport – klia2 – is estimated to cost from RM3.6bil to RM3.9bil as the airport will be bigger than originally planned.
Malaysia Airports managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad said at a media briefing on Tuesday that the entire cost of the construction would be fully funded by the company.
The company is the operator of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Bashir said because of the need to add a fully automated baggage system, the new timeline for completion of klia2 would now be April 2013 instead of October next year.
“klia2 will now be able to cater for 45 million passengers instead of 30 million previously,” he added.
Bashir said the low-cost airport would also have aerobridges and the cost of the aerobridges would come to 25 sen per passenger.
He added that the passenger service tax for klia2 would be the same as the LCCT and would only be reviewed in 2014.