2 November 2012
The new low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT), klia2, is ready to attract over 50 per cent the world’s low-cost carriers once it is completed in May 2013.
Currently, there are 30-40 low-cost carriers worldwide compared with only five budget carriers for the past five years.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) general manager, construction, Mohd Zaifuddin Idris, said currently 12 low-cost carriers operated from klia2 and two more budget airlines would come in once it was completed.
He said Firefly has asked for space at klia2 as it intended to use jet planes instead of turboprop engine aircraft.
Mohd Zaifuddin said klia2 could handle over 50,000 passengers a day.
“The terminal is capable to serve 45 million passengers a year, but for the first year of operations expect to handle about 20 million passengers,” he said.
He said the RM4 billion klia2 was on track for completion within schedule.
“It is 70 per cent completed and we are on schedule with the smooth progress made by our main contractors,” he said.
He said the 300-metre skybridge, the first in Asia and third in the world, has 60m of walklators.
It connects the passenger terminal building to the satellite building and will only take over five minutes to travel between these two points.
The skybridge is purposely built to cross over the taxiway and features glass wall, presenting passengers the opportunity to enjoy spectacular view of the air side.
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