Saturday November 3, 2012
KLIA2 expects 20 million passengers in first year
SEPANG: Twenty million passengers are expected at the new low-cost carrier terminal (KLIA2) in its first year of operations, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd general manager of construction Mohd Zaifuddin Idris.
He said another two low-cost airlines, in addition to the 10 budget carriers presently operating from the LCCT (low cost carrier terminal), were expected to operate from KLIA2, once it officially opens on May 1, 2013.
The two airlines are Firefly and Malindo Air.
Mohd Zaifuddin said Firefly had asked for space at KLIA2.
“We are still discussing with AirAia about one or two issues like the check-in system,” he said at a ceremony to mark the completion of the skybridge at KLIA2 yesterday.
According to Mohd Zaifuddin, the RM4bil KLIA2 was 70% complete. adding that the completion of its RM150mil skybridge was a major milestone.
The skybridge is the first in Asia, and the third in the world after skybridges in the United Kingdom and United States.
The 300-metre skybridge has 60 metres of walkalators, and connects the passenger terminal building to the satellite building.
Mohd Zaifuddin said KLIA2 would be the biggest purpose-built LCC terminal in the world, and is designed for 45 million passengers per annum.