KFHMB operates branches in Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Klang, Johor Bahru, Pulau Pinang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Kota Bharu and a Bureau de Change at KLIA, LCCT
and KL Sentral.
Contrary to public perception, Fernandes said, the new airport will be only 30 minutes drive from the center of Kuala Lumpur, or nearer than the current KLIA LCCT.
6 billion ringgit ($457 million) low-cost carrier terminal, or LCCT, at Labu in Negri Sembilan state.
Airline management, however, has continued to voice concerns over cramped conditions at the current LCCT and the completion timeline of the MAHB's new airport.
A joint bid by local construction firms Bina Puri and UEM is considered favourite to land the new LCCT airport building contract--20% will be retail space.
This will prove to be operationally disruptive to a hub airline such as AirAsia Group which has about 400 aircraft movements in a day and at least 70 aircraft in its fleet in LCCT
Flights from LCCT
to Chennai will commence on May 17 (daily); Bangalore on May 20 (daily); Hyderabad on July 20 (daily); Mumbai on May 6 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday); and New Delhi on Aug 4 (daily).
Premium travellers, who see departing from the present LCCT
as being inconvenient and uncomfortable, could change their minds when klia2 opens, and this will be a boon for AirAsia Bhd.
will not offer us and guests the right environment in coming times," she added.