Thursday, November 26, 2009

Decision on KKIA Terminal Two as a cargo airport stays

Kota Kinabalu: Terminal Two of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport will be made a cargo airport as planned after AirAsia moves its operations to Terminal One which is now being upgraded.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said there was no change to plans to make Terminal Two a dedicated cargo facility.

"The terminal now is used by AirAsia and we want them to move to the main terminal, as we have already complied with all their requirements for this purpose," he said, Wednesday.

They are renting the space from Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB) anyway and the move can help them save some overhead costs, he added.

Towards this end he explained there was a delay in the moving of AirAsia's operations due to the late completion of KKIA's upgrading works and the time the Royal Sabah Turf Club took to finally move out.

"The renovation of the terminal is now on-going but it may take a while to complete as the runways are still operating É workers can only start work before and after the airport operations every day.

"However we hope the benefits of merging the terminals and setting up of a new cargo area can be felt soon."

Continue reading at: Decision on KKIA Terminal Two as a cargo airport stays

No comments: