Monday, December 18, 2006

Upgrade for LCCT Next Year

Upgrade for LCCT next year

SEPANG: Overcrowding at the KL International Airport’s Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) will be a thing of the past by the middle of next year.

This is because Malaysia Airports Bhd has plans to expand the terminal and equip it with more facilities like chairs.

Its managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad said the expansion work would start early next year.

“We will be providing better amenities and more chairs for the comfort of those using the LCCT. Our officials have been holding several discussions with AirAsia on the expansion plans,” he said.

Construction of the RM108mil LCCT was completed early last year and the terminal was designed to handle 10 million passengers a year.

Recently, there have been complaints of overcrowding at the terminal, where passengers had to sit on trolleys because of a shortage of chairs while some were found sleeping on the floor.
Bashir said the terminal suffered from overcrowding because of flight delays.

“There is nothing much we can do if there are flight delays and the airport gets overcrowded,” he said.

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