Malaysia Airports to continue to expand airport facilities

February 6, 2015 12:59 am 

KUCHING, Feb. 5 — malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) says it will continue to upgrade facilities at the airports it manages and operates in order to meet customers' needs.

Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said upgrading works include those at the Kota Baharu International Airport (KBIA), Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) and Kuching International Airport (KIA).

"We do not wait until it hits maximum capacity. We will upgrade, that is our job," he told reporters after launching MAHB's Green Day 2015 at the KIA here Thursday.

Badlisham said KKIA and KIA are capable of catering to increased flight frequencies, especially KKIA, which has undergone expansion.

He said malaysia Airports is also assisting other agencies like the Ministry of Tourism and Malaysian Tourism to promote more international flights to KIA and KKIA.

He said flight frequencies will however depend on the demand from businesses, tourists and leisure and entertainment travellers.

"For the airlines, if there is an increase in demand they will certainly increase their flight frequencies," he added.

He said KIA, which can receive 5.23 million visitors annually, is currently recording 4.1 million visitor arrivals.

Badlisham said the Green Day initiative aims to inculcate environmental awareness among employees while promoting staff camaraderie.

"We must be cautious of the environment especially in flood-prone areas, where our airports are sited at river and sea banks," he said. (PNA/Bernama)

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