Smart airports take flight

24 July 2018 The era of robotics, biometric check-in and augmented reality has arrived in airports, promising to make the passenger travel experience more efficient and comfortable. Here’s a look at the latest technologies in Asia-Pacific airports, and new innovations ahead. SOUTH KOREA Incheon International Airport’s new Terminal 2 was opened in January in time … Continue reading Smart airports take flight

Malaysia Airports embraces big data with launch of new mobile app

5 June 2018 Passengers at the KLIA can now enjoy a digital airport experience with MYairports, a new mobile app by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) that lets users pre-plan their journey to the airport and navigate intelligently through checkpoints. This app is a comprehensive yet user-friendly airport travel guide that promises to help passengers … Continue reading Malaysia Airports embraces big data with launch of new mobile app

Building a stronger duty-free brand

29 March 2018 Duty-free retailer Eraman is looking to unveil its refreshed brand by the third quarter of this year in conjunction with its 25th anniversary celebrations. Eraman aims to launch its refreshed brand by the third quarter of this year. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said strengthening the Eraman … Continue reading Building a stronger duty-free brand

MAHB looking at expanding contact pier

19 March 2018 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expects to kick-start its three-year expansion programme of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) main terminal next year Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s focus is on expanding the main terminal building of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and not adding another new terminal or satellite building. NST picture … Continue reading MAHB looking at expanding contact pier

Subang Aerotech Park to attract over RM1b investments in five years

14 March 2018 The 60-acre (24.3ha) Subang Aerotech Park in Selangor is expected to attract over RM1 billion in investments, both locally and internationally, supporting over 5,000 jobs within the next five years, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali. “With some 70 aerospace companies already based within the Subang aerospace … Continue reading Subang Aerotech Park to attract over RM1b investments in five years

Passengers can use this new self-bag drop facility at klia2 starting 15 March

14 March 2018 Travellers departing from klia2 will be able to use the newly-installed Self-Bag Drop (SBD) facilities beginning 15 March, 2018. Passengers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport's (KLIA) second terminal, klia2, are expected to have a better and a seamless travelling experience, especially in terms of avoiding long queues at airports. "Beginning 15 March … Continue reading Passengers can use this new self-bag drop facility at klia2 starting 15 March

Malaysia Airports to elevate service standards at KLIA

1 February 2018 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) continues to elevate service standards at its flagship airport, the KL International Airport (KLIA), through a series of rapid improvement initiatives this year to improve passenger experience, according to its managing director, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali. As one of the world's busiest airport, he said these improvement initiatives were … Continue reading Malaysia Airports to elevate service standards at KLIA

Passengers spent RM1 bln at MAHB airports in 2017

2 February 2018 Passengers spent about RM1 billion, mainly on apparel, fashion and food at airports managed by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) nationwide last year, said Managing Director, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali. KLIA main terminal. Wikimedia Commons photo for illustration purposes. He said some retail outlets at the airports managed by MAHB reported an increase in sales by 24 per cent last year compared … Continue reading Passengers spent RM1 bln at MAHB airports in 2017

KLIA facilities must be improved

3 January 2018 A lack of staff supervision could be a reason for Kuala Lumpur International Air­port’s (KLIA) poor showing on international rankings, said National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He called for more supervision on airport staff as one area in which the airport can improve. “Poor … Continue reading KLIA facilities must be improved

PSC rates will not affect international tourists arrival: Aziz Kaprawi

24 December 2017 The decision to equalise the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) rates between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) starting Jan 1 will not affect the arrival of international tourists in this country. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi (pix) said the PSC rate of RM73 to international … Continue reading PSC rates will not affect international tourists arrival: Aziz Kaprawi

Higher charge not to offset losses at klia2: MAHB

24 December 2017 The higher international passenger service charge (PSC) of RM73 at klia2 for passengers flying to international destinations beyond the Asean region starting next year, is not to save Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) financial position, its Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said. Dismissing Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua's … Continue reading Higher charge not to offset losses at klia2: MAHB

Airasia foundation launches destination: good – marketplace

20 November 2017 The philanthropic arm of AirAsia Group, AirAsia Foundation, has opened its first social enterprise pop-up shop at klia2, Malaysia’s budget terminal in Sepang, to provide a new platform for Asean social enterprises to market and sell their products. AirAsia Foundation launches Destination: GOOD – marketplace to support Asean social enterprises Destination: GOOD, … Continue reading Airasia foundation launches destination: good – marketplace

Airside transfer service to roll into Kuala Lumpur airports

16 October 2017 Malaysia Airports Holdings will introduce airside transfer check-in service at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and LCC terminal klia2 from next year. The new service is expected to provide greater convenience to passengers with onward international destinations as they will not be required to check out their baggage at the point of … Continue reading Airside transfer service to roll into Kuala Lumpur airports

MAHB to introduce airside transfer at KLIA, klia2 next year

11 October 2017 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will introduce the ’airside transfer check-in service’ at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 from next year. Passengers with other onward international destinations will no longer be required to check out their baggage at the main terminal where they arrive. — Malay Mail pic Managing … Continue reading MAHB to introduce airside transfer at KLIA, klia2 next year

Sky’s the limit for KLIA

8 October 2017 Ongoing collaboration with Tourism Malaysia on promotions and cooperation with domestic, regional and international airlines on passenger arrivals have contributed to the growth of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). KLIA Awards 2016 Ranked as the world’s 14th busiest airport in terms of international arrivals, KLIA is confident of breaking into the … Continue reading Sky’s the limit for KLIA

Malaysia Airports introduces Alipay cashless payment platform

3 October 2017 Malaysia Airports has partnered with online and mobile platform Alipay to offer cashless payment for Chinese travellers. Pictured at the Global Cashless Eco-System Summit 2017 were (sixth from left) En Mohammad Nazli Abdul Aziz, Senior General Manager Commercial Malaysia Airports; (tenth from left) Douglas Feagin, Senior Vice President ANT Financial; and (twelfth … Continue reading Malaysia Airports introduces Alipay cashless payment platform

Honeywell partners with Malaysia Airports for work project

26 September 2017 United States-based software solutions provider, Honeywell, has partnered Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Malaysia Airports Sdn Bhd (MASB), for a multi-million dollar airfield ground lighting control and monitoring system project. Malaysia Airports Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said the partnership would enhance the safety, capacity and efficiency of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)’s airside operations. “Honeywell’s technology will … Continue reading Honeywell partners with Malaysia Airports for work project

MAHB mobilises 200 ambassadors to welcome contingents, supporter

11 August 2017 As the custodian of Malaysia’s premier gateway into the country, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is set to place 200 Welcoming Ambassadors at key passenger touch points to provide operational and directional assistance to the incoming foreign contingents and supporters for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA … Continue reading MAHB mobilises 200 ambassadors to welcome contingents, supporter

MAHB maintains 8% growth target

22 July 2017 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will not review its traffic growth target at the local airports it manages despite seeing a double-digit expansion in the first six months of the year. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali (centre) with Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd senior general manager Zainol Mohd … Continue reading MAHB maintains 8% growth target

MAHB plans expansion at KLIA

16 June 2017 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is believed to have kick-started a new project to expand the size of the contact pier building at the main terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. (File pix) Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd has kick – started a plan to expand the contact pier building … Continue reading MAHB plans expansion at KLIA

MAHB eyes E-Commerce as promising vehicle for KLIA’s growth

17 March 2017 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is eyeing e-commerce as a promising vehicle to drive the future growth of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said e-commerce was flourishing in this part of the world with the growing propensity among people to shop for almost everything online. “All … Continue reading MAHB eyes E-Commerce as promising vehicle for KLIA’s growth

MAHB launches KUL VIP access

16 March 2017 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has rolled out the KUL VIP Access for departing and arriving international passengers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) for an exclusive end-to-gate service. MAHB Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said the KUL VIP Access, which was provided through … Continue reading MAHB launches KUL VIP access

MAHB to install device at KLIA, KLIA2 to check travel blacklist

24 February 2017 Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is to work with the Immigration Department to have a system at KLIA and klia2 for Malaysian passengers to check whether they are on the travel blacklist. MAHB managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali the passengers could check whether they had been blacklisted by the Inland Revenue Board, National … Continue reading MAHB to install device at KLIA, KLIA2 to check travel blacklist

MAHB Embarks On Internal Investigation Over CCTV Recording Leak

23 February 2017 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has begun its internal investigation into the leaked closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage connected to the death of Kim Jong-Nam at klia2. Its managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said he deeply regretted the incident in which the video recording was illicitly obtained and aired by the foreign media. … Continue reading MAHB Embarks On Internal Investigation Over CCTV Recording Leak

Immigration: Check travel status, settle loans at airports

24 February 2017 TPTN, insolvency department, Inland Revenue Board to open kiosks for enquiries and debt payment from April. Malaysians will soon be able to check whether they have been barred from leaving the country for various reasons, including unpaid taxes and student loans, at the airports. Immigration department director-general Mustafar Ali said that study … Continue reading Immigration: Check travel status, settle loans at airports

MAHB expects Q4 results to soar

8 December 2016 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expects to record strong fourth-quarter results this year and end the year on a positive note, encouraged by healthy passenger growth as well as airline arrivals. “We are optimistic about scoring solid results given that the fourth quarter is traditionally a good period when travel picks up,” … Continue reading MAHB expects Q4 results to soar

MAHB to expand parking bays at KLIA

15 September 2016 Managing Director Badlisham Ghazali says it is getting feedback from airlines operating at KLIA, among them Malaysia Airlines, Malindo, British Airways and Emirates. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is talking to the government and airline operators about the proposed expansion of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Managing Director Badlisham Ghazali said … Continue reading MAHB to expand parking bays at KLIA

MAHB: Gov’t to spend US$1 billion on airport upgrades

13 September 2016 A total of US$1 billion will be spent to upgrade airports throughout Malaysia in the next five years, said Malaysian Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). MAHB: Govt to spend US$1b on airport upgrades MAHB managing director Badlisham Ghazali said Kuala Lumpur International Airport may require upgrades while other airports have "grown beyond capacity", Bloomberg reported. … Continue reading MAHB: Gov’t to spend US$1 billion on airport upgrades

klia2: Now everyone can cry

12 July 2016 MAHB managing director contradicts Putrajaya by saying klia2 not a low-cost carrier terminal. By Raja Bahrin Shah Our Prime Minister is also our Finance Minister. So whatever the Government headed by the Prime Minister, who is the nation’s leader, decides should not be a cause for any confusion, right? Unfortunately, that is … Continue reading klia2: Now everyone can cry

MAHB: Passengers should pay more for KLIA, klia2 services

11 July 2016 Airport operator's MD, Badlisham Ghazali, says government must also standardise passenger service charges (PSC) regardless of type of airline. Badlisham Ghazali Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) Managing Director Badlisham Ghazali said a review is long overdue on the passenger service charges (PSC) at both KLIA and klia2. Badlisham, 54, who joined MAHB … Continue reading MAHB: Passengers should pay more for KLIA, klia2 services

No name change for klia2, says Liow

22 June 2016 The government insisted yesterday it will not rename Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, in a snub to AirAsia, said its proposal to rename it as Low-Cost Carrier Terminal 2 (LCCT2) was both unnecessary and impractical. “In the International Air Transport Association, klia2 is registered … Continue reading No name change for klia2, says Liow

MAHB: Runway to success

6 January 2016 KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) is a prominent Government-linked company or GLC and has been rapidly growing in tandem with the nation’s growth. Its significant shareholder, Khazanah Nasional Berhad is the country’s sovereign fund. MAHB had seen a change of guard in 2014 when Datuk Badlisham Ghazali took the helm … Continue reading MAHB: Runway to success

Sky’s the limit for MAHB

16 December 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the world’s second busiest airport operator group in terms of passengers handled, is ready for take-off. Post-MH tragedies, passenger growth has stabilised at realistic levels, physical infrastructure is in place and the non-aero side of the business is primed to expand, MAHB managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali … Continue reading Sky’s the limit for MAHB

Malaysia Airports in sustainability drive with ambitious plan

9 December 2015 MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has launched its latest ‘Indulge & Explore’ promotional campaign at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 terminals – rewarding travellers for shopping and dining purchases.  A key element in the new campaign is to promote environmental sustainability; travellers have the chance to become a volunteer in the six-day Panda … Continue reading Malaysia Airports in sustainability drive with ambitious plan

MAHB leaves it to Government to decide on new passenger service charge

2 December 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) leaves it to the Government to decide on its five-yearly review of passenger service charges (PSC), which is due next month. A lion dance was performed at the launch of the Flight Club at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said … Continue reading MAHB leaves it to Government to decide on new passenger service charge

MAHB to study need for new satellite buildings in KLIA, klia2

1 December 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will conduct a study on the need for new satellite buildings at the Kuala Lumpur Airport International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 to cater for future passenger growth. Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said both airports can currently accommodate up to 35 million and 45 million passengers respectively … Continue reading MAHB to study need for new satellite buildings in KLIA, klia2

Water retention at klia2 apron reduced, says MAHB

21 November 2015 Continuous maintenance by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) has reduced water retention at the apron, says its managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali. “Although it is the rainy season, we have reduced the problem (water retention), and we have put up the latest information about the maintenance programme three … Continue reading Water retention at klia2 apron reduced, says MAHB

MAHB working to fix klia2 problems

14 August 2015 The Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB) has told AirAsia that the work plan to fix the ground depression problems at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) was being staggered over five years to minimise operational disruptions.  The airport operator's managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said AirAsia was probably not satisfied with MAHB's … Continue reading MAHB working to fix klia2 problems

Smaller net loss for MAHB

31 July 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) reported a smaller net loss of RM19.88mil for the second quarter ended June 30, in line with analysts’ expectations. “We are doing well as a holding company. We are pleased with ISG’s performance. It was better than expected. The outlook still looks bright,” he said at a … Continue reading Smaller net loss for MAHB

MAHB to beef up non-aeronautical ops

11 June 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is targeting to grow its non-aeronautical revenue contribution to 60%, managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said. Its non-aeronautical segment now contributes about 50% of group revenue, he said. “The Government wants us to grow the non-aeronautical portion for more revenue so that we can be more investment-minded. … Continue reading MAHB to beef up non-aeronautical ops

MAHB reviews claims

6 May 2015 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is reviewing its claims and counter-claims following the imposed liquidated and ascertained damages (LAD) on UEM-Bina Puri joint venture (JV) who were the contractors for the terminal building of klia2. “We are doing the review now and it should be completed by the end of this month. … Continue reading MAHB reviews claims

Control tower at KLIA2 cools down with Schneider equipment

2 March 2015 PERKASA Jauhari Sdn Bhd, the turnkey contractor which designed and built the air traffic control tower at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2), has implemented Schneider Electric’s Uniflair Precision Air Conditioning solution to keep the mission-critical equipment running at optimum. “The implementation of Schneider Electric’s Uniflair Precision Air Conditioning solutions is in … Continue reading Control tower at KLIA2 cools down with Schneider equipment