Friday, October 30, 2009

SkyPark a model airport, says Najib

The new terminal is a picture of a luxury airport with operations of its services and shops in full swing.

After a RM40mil (S$16.4 ) facelift and a name change to SkyPark, Subang Termi­nal is now a model airport with impressive facilities to offer local and corporate travellers.

The refurbished former Terminal 3, which was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday, is a picture of a luxury airport with operations of its services and shops in full swing. Also present was Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

Najib said he was especially pleased with the transformation because he had supported the project when he chaired the Cabinet Committee on investments.

“I have to confess I had some doubts that the vision could be translated into a reality. But some­how I thought it would be good for the country. Today, it has become a reality,” he said.

“Terminal 3 has been transformed into some­thing quite cool, as the youngsters would say.”

Najib expressed confidence that SkyPark, which has now surpassed the 500,000 passengers mark, would be able to achieve its annual target of two million travellers and emerge as a regional hub.

He said it had the three important prerequisites of a successful airport – connectivity, convenience and cost. “The 3Cs are embodied in Subang because it is close to the city centre and easily accessible, it has connectivity via Firefly and the cost of using the terminal is much less than the KLIA.”

Earlier, Najib launched Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an aerospace manufacturing and design facility near the terminal.

The facility, completed within 13 months, will initially produce composite sub-assemblies for Airbus single-aisle aircraft and assemblies for the latest state-of-the-art Airbus aircraft A350 XWB.

Source : AsiaOne
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