SEPANG: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expects work on low-cost carrier terminal's (LCCT) expansion to begin next month, said its managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad.
The expansion work would increase LCCT's capacity to 15 million passengers annually from the current capacity of 10 million.
Speaking to reporters at the welcoming of Tiger Airways’ inaugural flight from Singapore on Feb 1, he said construction would be completed by the end of this year or early next year.
Bashir said MAHB had submitted a proposal to the government for a new LCCT in one of its satellite plots of land to replace the current one, targeting its completion in three to four years.
The new LCCT would have a capacity of 25 million passengers annually and located closer to the Express Rail Link (ERL), which links KL Sentral to KLIA, he added.
Bashir said the current LCCT would be converted for others uses. “We have many options. One of the options is that it can be used for cargo instead.”
On its proposed theme park near KLIA, Bashir said “an announcement would be made in two to three months time”.