1 July 2013
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is on track to achieve a 7% increase in passenger movement this year to 43 million from 39.8 million in 2012.
Senior general manager of operations services, Datuk Azmi Murad said for the first six months of 2013, KLIA registered a 9% total growth in passenger movement to 21 million passengers.
This is against the 19.3 million passengers over the same period of 2012.
He attributed the growth to higher flight frequencies, commencement of new routes by partners and the success of MAHB’s airline incentive programmes.
Asked about MAHB’s decision to slap the main contractor of Klia2, UEM-Bina Puri JV with liquidated and ascertained damages (LAD) due to the delay in the completion of the LCCT terminal, Azmi said discussions will be held with its partners.
MAHB is targeting to open the Klia2 for operations on May 2, 2014, following the missed completion date of April 30 by the contractor.
The new terminal was supposed to open on June 28 this year after several earlier missed deadlines.