KUALA LUMPUR: The Sepang Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) will be expanded to enable it to become an international hub for budget carriers in the region.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said the terminal, which is capable of handling 10 million passengers a year, will be upgraded to meet demands especially of long-haul traffic.
"Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB) has been told to look into the details of expanding the LCCT."
He said MAB is expected to submit the expansion proposal, which includes the handling of wide-bodied jets, to the ministry soon.
Chan said the LCCT was built to cater to the growing number of passengers on low-cost airlines.
"The terminal was designed to facilitate passenger movement for domestic and international travel," he said at the launching of AirAsia X, a venture between AirAsia and Fly Asian Xpress (FAX) to operate budget long-haul flights to Europe, Australia and Asia.
Chan said AirAsia X would boost tourist arrivals for Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
He also said Malaysia and Singapore had agreed in principle to be more liberal with their aviation arrangements.
Details will be discussed between senior officials of both countries in the first quarter of this year.
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Source : STAR
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