Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Commercial use of KKIA Terminal 1 starts today

KOTA KINABALU: Starting today, Terminal 1 of Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) is open for commercial use.

Senior general manager of operation services Malaysia Airports, Datuk Azmi Murad, said the RM720-million terminal underlined the state and Malaysia Aiports’ efforts to further improve air travel experience in Sabah.

“This is our commitment to further boost passenger movements and enhance the services and facilities at KKIA.

“We are confident that the passengers and airport users at KKIA will experience more comfortable visits and Malaysia Airports will continuously monitor all the service aspects of this airport to ensure it is at its level best,” he told reporters at the KKIA here Sunday.

Azmi said the new Terminal 1 building had 64 check-in counters for international and domestic flights, 17 aircraft parking bays capable of accommodating both the wide and narrow body aircraft and the terminal could handle 3,200 passengers per peak hour.

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