Being Flexible

21 March 2012 The planning and design of Kuala Lumpur’s existing low-cost carrier terminal and its $1.2 billion replacement shows just how flexible airports have to be when building major new infrastructure, writes Joe Bates. The low-cost phenomenon has had such an impact on Kuala Lumpur International Airport that Malaysia’s capital city gateway will open … Continue reading Being Flexible

US market underserved from Malaysia

15 February 2012 The Malaysian air transport market has been leading the growth in Southeast Asia for quite some time, but there are changes to the country’s aviation landscape on the horizon with the partnership between the country’s two main airlines; Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. anna.aero’s Ryan Ghee spoke to Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing … Continue reading US market underserved from Malaysia

klia2 on track and within budget

2 February 2012 By Eva Yeong The development of new low cost terminal Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) is on track for completion in April 2013, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) chairman Tan Sri Aris Othman. Aris said although there were delays and difficulties at the beginning stage, progress is expected to speed … Continue reading klia2 on track and within budget

Danajamin guarantees Segi Astana’s RM470 million MTN programme

10 January 2012 sunbiz@thesundaily.com Danajamin Nasional Bhd is guaranteeing Segi Astana Sdn Bhd’s RM470 million 14-year Medium Term Notes (MTN) Programme. The first tranches of the MTN programme totaling RM150 million, with maturity ranging from 11 years to 14 years, were issued today. The issuance, rated AAA(fg) by Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd, was fully subscribed. … Continue reading Danajamin guarantees Segi Astana’s RM470 million MTN programme

Refer KLIA2 grouses to PAC, says Kong

6 January 2012 Parties unhappy over the alleged sudden increase in the construction cost of the controversial klia2 project can bring up their grouses with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha. He said the ministry welcomed investigations into Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) following the management’s decision to … Continue reading Refer KLIA2 grouses to PAC, says Kong

Tee Keat backs DAP claim on klia2

5 January 2012 By Yow Hong Chieh Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has backed DAP publicity chief Tony Pua’s claim that Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) did not inform the government that shifting klia2 to its current site would lead to higher construction costs. Ong, who was transport minister when MAHB first mooted the change, … Continue reading Tee Keat backs DAP claim on klia2

Airport dispute

8 December 2011 By LIM SUE GOANTranslated by Soong Phui JeeSin Chew Daily AirAsia Bhd has cannonaded Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) over airport tax hike and the delay in completion of the klia2. Why is AirAsia so "radical" all in a sudden? In the past, AirAsia remained silent even when some Umno Members of … Continue reading Airport dispute

AirAsia vs MAHB: The gloves are off

4 December 2011 AirAsia‘s public campaign against the airport tax hike imposed by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) that took off on Thursday may have taken some by surprise, but the low-cost carrier’s discontent with MAHB has been brewing for a long time. Abasir: AirAsia is operating in an environment increasingly shaped and governed by … Continue reading AirAsia vs MAHB: The gloves are off

New, better klia2 takes wings

30 November 2011 Improvements have been made to klia2‘s design because “it does not mean that a person who travels on a low-cost carrier need not arrive or depart from a very nice terminal”, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) chief. Its managing director and CEO Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad added that in view of … Continue reading New, better klia2 takes wings

Projects worth RM30 bil to put nation on the ETP roadmap

Tuesday October 26, 2010 Nine agreements worth at least RM30bil have been inked between the Government and the private sector, boosting the RM1.3tril Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). “This will convince those who have doubted the ETP,” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said yesterday at the launch of the goal-oriented programme, which is seeking … Continue reading Projects worth RM30 bil to put nation on the ETP roadmap

New klia2 to replace LCCT

30 August, 2010 The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced on the new low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) or also will be known as klia2 to replace the current LCCT. This will mark the nation’s growth and leadership in aviation globally and serve as an economic stimulus for the country, Given the rapid … Continue reading New klia2 to replace LCCT

MAHB plans RM3b sukuk to fund klia2

6 August, 2011 Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) has proposed to undertake a sukuk programmes up to RM3.1 billion to part finance the construction of its new terminal (klia2) and to refinance its existing borrowings which were used for Shariah-compliant purposes as well as for MAHB’s Shariah-compliant general corporate purposes. “The development of the new … Continue reading MAHB plans RM3b sukuk to fund klia2