15 April 2014
AirAsia has conceded to Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and agreed to move to klia2 by May 9. The low-cost carrier, however, said in a statement today that there were “commercial issues” still pending in the move to the new airport. “Although there are still a few outstanding commercial issues, this should not hold back our operations…
The low-cost carrier, however, said in a statement today that there were "commercial issues" still pending in the move to the new airport.
"Although there are still a few outstanding commercial issues, this should not hold back our operations at klia2 as planned. As such, AirAsia Group will move into klia2 by May 9, 2014," it said.
The current low-cost terminal (LCCT) will be closed on May 9.
AirAsia said in its statement that the group has been making all the necessary preparations to move into the new airport, in line with the Operational Readiness and Transfer (ORAT) specifications, such as airside and operations trials.
“With Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) assistance and support, we would be able to comply with the ORAT requirements to facilitate our move,” it said.
Earlier it had said AirAsia will still be based at the current LCCT even after May 9.
However, last week Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had told AirAsia to move to klia2 as scheduled, although the government, through MAHB, was prepared to listen and discuss with them if there were any problems over the transfer.
AirAsia is expected to contribute about 80% of the passenger volume and air traffic to the new airport. – April 15, 2014
Original Source: news.malaysia.msn.com