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KLIA Needs Urgent Upgrading, Says Ex-Transport Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR – The 20-year old Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) needs urgent upgrading as congestion has caused a decline in its service quality and efficiency, says former Transport Minister Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat. He said while KLIA had steadily achieved its target of being a regional hub with the ever-increasing volume of air…

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KLIA To See A Slew Of Improvements In 2018

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SEPANG – Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) continues to elevate service standards at its flagship airport, the KL International Airport (KLIA), through a series of rapid improvement initiatives this year to improve passenger experience, according to its managing director, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali. As one of the world’s busiest airport, he said these improvement initiatives were…

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Runway 3 At KLIA Temporarily Withdrawn From Operations

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KUALA LUMPUR – Runway 3 at KL International Airport (KLIA) is temporarily closed from 10.30 am to 4 pm today to facilitate urgent maintenance work on the runway as part of safety procedures, Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB) said in a statement. “We are working closely with our airline partners to ensure the least impact…

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Free Car Parking For Those Waiting To Pick Up Passengers At KLIA, KLIA2

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SEPANG – Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is providing free parking near the KL International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 terminals for those picking up passengers to facuilitate smooth flow of traffic at the airport area. Its managing director, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, said most vehicles were found stopping by the road side near the Petronas fuel…

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Towing Zone At Msia Airports For Safety And To Ease Traffic

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SEPANG- Together with Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM), Malaysia Airports has introduced towing zones alongside the roads to and from the terminal buildings in KL International Airport (KLIA), including the terminal curbside area. According to KLIA head of operations Mohd Arif Jaafar, this step is necessary to ensure that vehicles do not obstruct the roads and…

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Anjung Malaysia Latest Attraction At KLIA

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SEPANG – Anjung Malaysia, an area which reflects the unique Malaysian culture and flavour through the display of local architecture, products and cuisines is the latest attraction at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today launched the Anjung Malaysia, themed “Nostalgia” that leverages on the concept of a…

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Immigration Dept To Introduce Device To Check Travel Status At KLIA

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The Immigration Department will introduce a device that will enable outgoing passengers to check their travel status at the departure hall of the KL International Airport, next month. Its director-general, Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, said the device could be used voluntarily by the outgoing passengers before heading to the Immigration counter.…

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Cop Baited By Cyber Criminal

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SEREMBAN: Even police officers are not spared by cyber criminals, as Negeri Sembilan police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin can testify. He said a woman, who claimed to be from Aceh, Indonesia, wrote him an e-mail claiming she moved to England many years ago after marrying a Briton. “She told me her husband…

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Oh No… KLIA Aerotrain Breaks Down Again

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has blamed its aging trains for the latest breakdown at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today which led 20 people to walk on its tracks back to the terminal building. The breakdown happened at 5.30pm and a video of the incident has since gone viral. The…

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KLIA Customs Foil Drug, Currency Smuggling Bids

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SEPANG – An Indian national’s bid to smuggle 8.37 kilogramme (kg) of drugs worth RM376,650 in 54 clutch bags was successfully foiled by the Royal Malaysian Customs at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on May 17. Customs Department deputy director-general (Customs Goods and Services Tax) Datuk Zulkifli Yahya said the ketamine in the clutch…

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MAS Plane To Colombo Turns Back To KLIA

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH179 en route to Colombo on Thursday made a turn back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) due to technical problems. MAS said the aircraft, which departed from KLIA at 10.10pm, was forced to turn back when its auxiliary power unit (APU) was unable to start. “The aircraft landed uneventfully…

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Cheaper Flights Out Of KLIA Next Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – Flights from KL Inter­national Airport (KLIA) may become cheaper, while those from klia2 could increase slightly with a new passenger service charge (PSC) revision, beginning next year. The revision of the PSC rates, which passengers pay for in their flight tickets, could mean cheaper flights to Asean destinations from KLIA, though domestic…

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Uniform Passenger Service Charges At KLIA And KLIA2 Can Reduce Cost Of Air Travel

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KUALA LUMPUR – Removing the differential in passenger service charges at KLIA and klia2 will go a long way in reducing the cost of air travel, the International Air Travel Association (IATA), said. “There is no justification for the difference since the facilities and services at the two terminals are comparable,” said Vinoop Goel, Regional…

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One Aerotrain Service At KLIA Resume Its Operations

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PUTRAJAYA: One of the aerotrain services at the KL International Airport, which was reported to have a breakdown this morning, has resumed its operations at 10.38 this morning, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). An official from MAHB said the bus service was activated immediately to address the situation. “The overcrowding has been cleared as…

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Aerotrain Services At KLIA Resume Operations Today

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SEPANG – Aerotrain services at the KL International Airport (KLIA) has resumed its operations today, said airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). The services were reportedly halted Friday night due to urgent corrective maintenance. As of 11.04 am, MAHB in a posting on its social media page Facebook, said both of the aerotrains in…

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Four Flights Rerouted, 19 Delayed Due To Bad Weather At KLIA, Klia2

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PUTRAJAYA – Four flights scheduled to land at the KL International Airport (KLIA) had to be rerouted to other airports due to bad weather. Apart from that, 12 flight arrivals and seven flight departures at the International Airport 2 (klia2) were delayed. A Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) spokesman said two of the flights scheduled…

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AirAsia’s Flights, KLIA2 Back To Normal

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SEPANG: AirAsia’s operations at the KL International Airport 2 here seemed to be back to normal. The departure hall at about 11am, its peak period, looked its normal self – packed with travellers – but all flights were operating as usual. “If there are a lot of cancelled flights, the situation would be more chaotic.…

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Singapore Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing At KLIA

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PUTRAJAYA – A Singapore Airlines (SIA) aircraft, Flight SQ425, made an emergency landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, after encountering a technical problem. A Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) spokesman said the Boeing 777-200 aircraft carrying 190 passengers had departed from Mumbai, India at 8.44am and expected to arrive in Singapore at 4.44pm,…

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KLIA Wins Best Duty-Free Shopping Destination Award

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NEW DELHI – The Malaysian tourism industry received a boost among travellers from the Indian sub-continent when KL International Airport (KLIA) was adjudged the ‘Best Duty-Free Shopping Destination’ in a readers’ poll conducted by Travel + Leisure, India’s leading luxury and travel magazine. Malaysia also shared the ‘Best Food Destination’ award with Hong Kong, at…

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Immigration Dept Launches Express Lanes At KLIA, KLIA2

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SEPANG – The Immigration Department today launched two express lanes at KL International Airport (KLIA) and KL International Airport 2 (klia2) to facilitate the arrival and departure of travellers from the Asean countries as well as those from other countries with long-term visa. Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim launched the Asean Lane as well the…

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Christian Books Held At KLIA2 On Suspicion

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PUTRAJAYA – The detention of books, compact discs (CD) and digital video discs (DVD) containing the word “Allah” at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on Thursday was made due to suspicion, according to the Home Ministry. A ministry statement said the situation had aroused suspicion when the materials were taken down to the main…

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Health Minister Checks Screening Mechanism In KLIA

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SEPANG – The Health Ministry would be issuing health alert card to travellers that come from Ebola-hit countries. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the card would be issued to those whom are free from the Ebola virus disease (EVD)‎ symptoms. He said this would ensure that their health was monitored for the…

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