Tuesday, August 9

MAHB to study need for new satellite buildings in KLIA, klia2


SEPANG: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will conduct a study on the need for new satellite buildings at the Kuala Lumpur Airport International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 to cater for future passenger growth.

Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said both airports can currently accommodate up to 35 million and 45 million passengers respectively annually.

“Right now, we are looking into whether a new satellite building is required or leverage on the KLIA and klia2 to expand their capacities.

“In our master plan, there is allocation for a satellite building B, C and D at the airports if needed, due to the growth in air traffic and cargo,” Badlisham told reporters after launching the Malaysia Airports “MyFIT System”, here yesterday.

He was commenting on a recent statement by Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abd Aziz Kaprawi that a new terminal is expected to be built at the KLIA to expand its total capacity to 100 million passengers annually.

The KLIA’s main terminal handled 23 million passengers last year, while the klia2 is about to reach its full capacity of 45 million.

On the MyFit System, Badlisham said MAHB is the first non-sports related organisation to use the MyFIT System, developed by the National Sports Institute (ISN), to gauge the fitness of the Airports Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) personnel.

He said the ISN had conducted tests at several AFRS stations nationwide and involving more than 250 members with 10 types of tests known as fitness test batteries.

“The tests includes sit-ups, hand grip, runs, wall sit and the yo-yo test.

“The use of the MyFit System is important to ensure that AFRS personnel perform their duties efficiently,” Badlisham said. — Bernama