THE move to build the new Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was based on several reasons, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Ukim.
- The need for low-cost carriers to achieve a 20-minute turnaround, which would be difficult to do at the main KLIA terminal;
- LCCT operation does not require full-service carrier facilities such as aero-bridges and airline lounges that are provided at the KLIA main terminals;
- To overcome overcrowding at the KLIA main terminal check-in counters, departure lounge and parking areas, particularly in the mornings; and,
Lajim said apart from AirAsia, other low-cost airlines operating from the LCCT include AirAsia X, AirAsia Thailand, AirAsia Indonesia, Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airways.
He added that last year, the LCCT handled 10.1 million passengers.
Source : NST
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