Monday, February 05, 2007

KLIA woos Airlines with New Incentives

MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will introduce a new incentive scheme for airlines to replace the current scheme, which ends on May 2.

The new scheme, effective over a five-year period, will include a three-year waiver of landing fees and discounts on airport tax. New and existing airlines that add new destinations or frequencies to Malaysia will continue to enjoy a three-year waiver on landing rights, followed by a 75 per cent discount on the fourth year and a 50 per cent discount on the fifth year. The current full waiver will cease to be offered.

Aircraft will be given free parking only for the first three hours, but MAHB managing director and CEO, Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad, did not expect this to have a strong impact on airlines as most would turn their aircraft around within three hours.

As an added incentive, MAHB will introduce a growth scheme where rewards will be given out to those airlines that bring in additional passenger traffic to the country.

Source : TTG
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