KLIA2 on schedule to open on June 28
Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) says the KLIA2 – the new low-cost airline hub – is on schedule to open on June 28. The airports operator said on Thursday all efforts were underway to meet this target date. “MAHB is closely monitoring the progress of the work being done by the contractors,” it said. Although some works by the contractors were behind schedule, they were ramping up their efforts to meet the deadline, it said.
MAHB is employing 1,102 new staff for KLIA2, of which 746 are aviation security, 86 are airport fire and rescue services, 98 are engineering and maintenance and 172 are operations services. MAHB also said its managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid, who has been with the company since 2003, had requested the board seek a suitable successor. Bashir’s contract ends in June.
However, MAHB said the board would like Bashir to continue to guide the company through the current challenges facing the aviation industry. “The board will in due course identify a successor and will provide sufficient time for a proper transition. The board has deliberated the matter and has forwarded the matter to Ministry of Finance for its decision,” it said.