SEPANG , 9th March 2006 - The Low Cost Carrier Terminal-KLIA (LCCT-KLIA), is set to open its doors for business commencing March 23, 2006.
Minister of Transport, Datuk Sri Chan Kong Choy, today inspected the terminal and was satisfied with the readiness of the Terminal. Giving his thumbs up to Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) for completing the project ahead of schedule, the Minister said that this terminal will encourage a new breed of travelers who would otherwise use other means of transportation.
The AirAsia family, which includes Indonesia AirAsia and Thai AirAsia, will be the first low cost airline to utilize the facilities of this new terminal.
Built on a fast track basis within nine months, the construction of the Terminal began in June 2005 at an approximate cost of RM108 million, fully funded by the Government of Malaysia.
The LCCT- KLIA is an extension to the existing facilities of the KL International Airport which recently bagged the World's Best Airports Award by AETRA in the 15-25 million passenger category. The opening of this LCC Terminal makes KLIA a complete and integrated airport which caters to passengers of all categories.
Last year, 23.2 million passengers passed through KLIA of which Low Cost Airlines passengers constituted 17.41%.
The Low Cost Terminal built in discussion with Malaysia's own LCC - AirAsia to suit the business model of low cost airlines, which requires quick turnaround times, of its flight operations for maximum utilization of the aircraft thus making the operations more cost effective.
This terminal building houses all the operational facilities within one level at the ground floor of the Terminal. Passengers can move conveniently from the car park to the passengers' departure and arrival halls with easy movement within the terminal.
MAHB welcomes members of the public to visit and view the LCC Terminal starting March 10 until March 22, 2006 from 10.00am to 4.00pm whereby two sessions of guided tours will be organized at 11.00am and 2.00pm daily. For more information, kindly visit the website at www.klia.com.my.