1 April, 2008
THE number of passenger arrivals at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT-KLIA) in Sepang is expected to reach nine million by the end of this year, an increase of 1.4 million from last year, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) senior general manager (operations) Datuk Azmi Murad.
And in line with this MAHB has made expansion plans for the LCCT and the project starting next month is expected to be completed in eleven months.
"The project will be located next to the LCCT international departure area and would increase the terminal's capacity by 50%," he said during the LCCT-KLIA second anniversary celebrations held at the LCC Terminal.
Also present were MAHB chairman Tan Sri Dr Aris Othman and managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad.
Azmi added that so far the LCCT had been able to handle the increasing number of passengers.
However, he added that it is imperative that the expansion be completed on time due to the increase in the number of passenger arrivals on AirAsia and the Tiger Airways that services the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route.
Meanwhile Aris said that the expansion is expected to increase the capacity of LCCT from the current 10 million to 15 million passengers annually.
"We should reach our maximum capacity once the expansion project is completed. We want to improve the level of comfort for airport users,'' said Aris.
Aris said the LCCT currently houses AirAsia, Thai AirAsia, Cebu Pacific Airways, Tiger Airways and AWAIR operations.
At the ceremony MAHB rewarded Muham-mad Khairuddin Abdullah from Shah Alam for being the 8.3 millionth domestic passenger and Simone Schuil from Holland, the 14.4 millionth international passenger of LCCT.
This article is a verbatim copy of the original article from The Star.