1 December 2011
I REFER to the report “Low-cost travel icon” (The Star, Nov 30).
It must have been a tough decision for MAHB as low-cost airlines were not in favour of the aerobridges.
It is clear that in arriving at the decision, passengers’ safety, security and convenience were given top priority.
It is also in accordance with international civil aviation rules that passengers should not walk to and from the aircraft across the tarmac at an airport.
This will surely be a welcome move for all passengers who will use klia2 especially the elderly, pregnant women, mothers with children and infants who are inconvenienced at the existing
LCCT due to the distance they have to walk to and from the aircraft.
The disabled are charged a fee for the use of a wheelchair.
With aerobridges to be installed and passenger handling capacity expanded from the original plan of 30 million to 45 million, klia2 would be the biggest LCCT in the world.
klia2 with shopping space of more than 70,000sq metres will also be the first in Asia with a 300-metre skybridge linking the terminal with the satellite building
When operational in April 2013, it would surely enhance the image of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport which has a passenger handling capacity of 25 million.
With a combined capacity of 70 million, KLIA will be one of the few airports in the Asia Pacific operating with three runways.
MAHB has done a lot to develop KLIA into a state-of-the-art facility. With klia2, it would surely be the pride of all Malaysians.