2 October 2013
By Zarul Effendi Razali
Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) is in the midst of identifying a win-win solution for the train’s operational time, airline passengers and staff of the klia2 airport, which is due to be fully operational by May 2014.
Its Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development Management, Yeow Wei-Wen, said ERL has spoken to AirAsia and the airline wanted the company to start running the train earlier but had not requested a specific time.
“I think they would like us to study their flight and come out with how we can cater our service to them.
"A lot of their flights start before 7am. Which means passengers need to be at the airport by 4am to 5am.
"That means we have to start at 3am to 3.30am in the morning for our service with our last train depart at 1am," he told Bernama after the Rail Systems Asia 2013 summit here Wednesday.
"Our plan is to maintain the current schedule, but because (AirAsia) needs to start earlier, we seriously need to study on how we can do that, without compromising on the safety.
"We still have about half a year to look at that so we hope to come out with the best solution," he said.
Yeow said the airport’s train operator obviously would like to have business from all the airline passengers and the staff who had to start earlier at the klia2.
He said currently, the plan was to maintain the same frequency and price as the KLIA. — BERNAMA