Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Passengers to Retrieve Luggage at KL Sentral

Check-out at KL Sentral

KUALA LUMPUR: After introducing the in-town check-in system four years ago, Express Rail Link (ERL) plans to have a similar system here for international air travellers to check out at the city terminal in KL Sentral.

The system, due to start in November next year, would allow these passengers to retrieve their luggage at the KL City Terminal (KL CAT) rather than at the KL International Airport in Sepang.

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) chief executive officer Dr Aminuddin Adnan claimed it is the first system of its kind in the world.

He said ERL – which provides the fast-train service between KLIA and the city centre – would work on the system with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) before discussing it with other airlines.
This would mean that passengers on MAS flights who disembark at the KLIA could choose to get on board a train from the airport and check out at the city terminal.

Dr Aminuddin said the service with MAS flights would help ERL to ensure that all baggage reaching the city terminal arrives at the same time as the passengers.

The passengers would need to go through the Customs clearance at KL CAT if they chose to collect their luggage at the city terminal, he said yesterday.

He had earlier attended the launch of the 2nd regional meeting of the International Air-Rail Organisation.

Dr Aminuddin said the Government gave the approval for the in-town baggage check-out system in May and the ERL was given 18 months to implement it.

He said the luggage carousel and inspection tables were all ready at KL CAT for the purpose, adding that it took the Government some time to come up with the upgrading service to ensure a successful and integrated check-out service.

On another matter, Dr Aminuddin said ERL submitted its proposal to the Government last week for a rail service from the KLIA main terminal building to the low-cost carrier terminal.

News Source : STAR
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