Liow urges MAHB, AirAsia to resolve ‘fence’ issue fast

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KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai wants Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd and AirAsia Berhad to quickly resolve the issue between them in regard to the fence around the low cost carrier terminal (LCCT).

“I feel that it has to do with the tenancy agreement between AirAsia and MAHB, which must be settled quickly.

“As we know, AirAsia’s headquarters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) is still uncompleted due to a delay. But the tenancy agreement has expired and AirAsia needs to renew it,” he said.

He said this after launching the Mandarin version of the Malaysia Book of Records at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

“When the two parties meet up, they will also discuss on the promotion of klia2 as a low cost hub for Asia,” Liow said.

It was reported earlier that MAHB’s move to build a fence around AirAsia’s headquarters at the LCCT while it implements the Aeropolis project had encumbered AirAsia’s employees.

AirAsia chief executive officer Aireen Omar acknowledged when contacted by Bernama that MAHB had issued a notice of closure in conjunction with the development project.

She said AirAsia however was not informed that the closure of access would affect the whole route from LCCT to AirAsia’s headquarters.

“While we acknowledge the construction going around the LCCT, as the main tenant we would expect better engagement with MAHB in coordinating such a major closure of the access to our offices,” she said.

BERNAMA