Monday, April 23, 2007

AirAsia gets LCCT nod from Penang

AirAsia can set up and operate a Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) here.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said the state had approved in principle the LCCT to be located on a piece of land near the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas.

“The land belongs to the state but has been used by the Federal Government since before Independence, so we also need to get Federal approval,'' he said.

It was learnt the LCCT is to be located on a 36ha piece of land.

AirAsia is the only airline to have applied to operate a LCCT, Dr Koh told reporters at the state-level World Water Day 2007 commemoration at the Penang Botanic Gardens yesterday.

Dr Koh was commenting on a statement by State Tourism and Environment committee chairman Teng Chang Yeow who said the state had agreed for a plot of land near the Penang International Airport to be turned into an LCCT.

Source : STAR
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