24 Apr 2012
The PATA Aviation Committee presented the "Exceptional Service to Aviation" award to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad at the PATA Board meeting in Kuala Lumpur on April 20.
The award recognised that Malaysia Airports operated its airports as a profitable and self-sustaining business.
In a statement today, Bashir said airports must be profitable, provide continuous extra capacity for expansion, work closely with airlines and always reinvest in development.
The committee noted Malaysia Airports’ contribution in facilitating the phenomenal growth of low-cost travel, with the company currently constructing klia2 for Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) here.
klia2 will be the world’s largest purpose-built terminal for LCCs, with the capacity to serve 45 million passengers annually, spur local economic growth and create employment opportunities.