6 November 2012
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) presented the final batch of awards to successful tenderers yesterday for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) encompassing different areas throughout the terminal.
MAHB Managing Director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad said it has received overwhelming response for the tender briefing sessions with over 1,600 interested parties comprising retailers, food and beverage as well as services operators attending the sessions.
"The overwhelming response was due to MAHB’ new concept of innovative retailing at klia2," he said in a statement today.
The tender briefings were conducted in phases with 133 different opportunities made available.
Phase 1 was conducted in December 2011, Phase 2 in between February and March 2012, Phase 3 in April 2012 and Phase 4 in May 2012.
The first, second and third phases involved 27, 39 and 37 tenders respectively.
The fourth phase proved to be most exciting with 30 tenders comprising individual lots as well as packaged deals.
"All in all, 161 outlets had been tendered for the first day of operations at klia2," said Bashir Ahmad.
Summary of Tender Opportunities
|Tender No||Time||Tender Awards|
|2||February and March 2012||39|
He said MAHB was very pleased with the tender results as it well epitomised the travel retail aspirations for klia2.
"The brands and products proposed by the successful bidders were also perfected by creative concepts, originality and engagement, values that are synonymous with the klia2 retail brand principles," he added.
Overall he said the awards to local entrepreneurs encompassed over 90 per cent of the klia2 jobs.
"We have secured a complementing mix of local travel retail business partners as well as new business partners to provide a vast variety of offerings.
"The awards also demonstrate Malaysia Airports unwavering support towards the development and growth of local entrepreneurs," he added.