Friday, July 15, 2011

MAHB saves RM104m as aerobridges shelved

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) decision not to install aerobridges at the new Low Cost Carrier Terminal, or KLIA 2, will save the company up to RM104 million.

Its chairman Tan Sri Aris Othman said on Friday, July 15 the amount was for 80 aerobridges, costing RM1.3 million each.

Speaking to Bernama after attending the company's assistant aviation security officers' graduation parade here today, he said, although aerobridges could provide convenience, it would be a waste if airlines would not use it.

On Thursday, MAHB announced that it would not install aerobridges at KLIA 2 in line with AirAsia's requirement and business model.

If there were other airlines wanting to use aerobridges, he said, they could use the facility at the main terminal.

The RM2 billion KLIA 2 is expected to be completed in the second half of this year with an annual capacity 30 million passengers.

At the ceremony, 454 assistant aviation security trainees ended their six-month training. There are now a total of 3,100 aviation security personnel nationwide, including the newly-graduated officers. - Bernama

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