10 November 2011
Retailers interested to be part of the new klia2, slated to be open end of 2012, can bid for space through two open tenders next month and February next year.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) senior general manager of commercial services Faizah Khairuddin said the tenders would be placed on MAHB website and major newpapers in early December and another one on February 15.
The tender for next month will be open from December 5 to 9.
"We will have the first batch in December and hope to get at least 20 to 30 per cent of the retailers then. The next one will be open in February after Chap Goh Meng celebrations," she said at a press conference after a preview on klia2 retail space here, yesterday.
Faizah said klia2 will not automatically take in the retailers from the present low cost carrier terminal. "These retailers would also have to go through the open tender process like the rest," she said. According to her, the tendering process will be done in two batches because of the holidays in between, including New Year and Chinese New Year.
The bidding process would take between four to six weeks. "May the best man win and in this case, companies that are outcome-driven would likely be given a chance," she said.
Faizah said the whole tendering process would be completed next July, just in time for the airport’s opening, scheduled by the end of next year.
The overall retail space up for grabs at the klia2 is 225 outlets with a total of 35200 sq m space. One operator is allowed not more than five oulets.
"Out of this space, 95 per cent would be for commercial purposes while the rest for upcoming small and medium enterprises," she said.
On the commercial side, Faizah said 50 per cent would be for retail, 40 per cent for food and beverages, and the rest for services.