Tag: Penang International Airport
Blueprint will lay guidelines for future projects, taking into account their proximity to existing airports, says deputy transport minister
A request for proposal will be sent out to interested parties next month to study all possibilities.
Airport operator says strong winds damaged airport roof and doors.
Airport operator MAHB says only 70% of check-in counters are in use, contributing to congestion at the terminal.
The economic affairs minister says the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority is looking into the proposals before they are brought to the relevant ministries for consideration.
The PIA senior manager says lack of staff and poorly managed check-in and baggage drop-off systems are causing long lines, not the airport's design.
'Airport congestion' cited as the reason why travellers should leave earlier than usual, says low-cost airline.
Malaysia Airports says it has received the green light from the government.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says a private company will be picked through open tender by the end of this year.
It also offers overnight delivery to 20 major Asian cities.
Limo association chairman says it is the only way drivers can make extra money as airport limos have become less popular with the arrival of the e-hailing service.
A terminal for budget airlines reportedly floated by AirAsia is still up in the air after the transport minister says no approval has been given for now.
Talks with AirAsia and MAHB to build a new terminal based on a public-private partnership ongoing, says finance minister.
Group says e-hailing drivers should be given their own waiting area away from the terminal.
Finance minister says federal government’s finances are extremely limited.
Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow says the first step is to optimise the terminal to reduce passenger congestion, especially during peak hours.
The state exco in charge of tourism says he has had an informal meeting with Transport Minister Anthony Loke, and the response has been positive.
Double-digit growth in international passengers justifies need to expedite expansion, says Penang CM.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad says for the next 12 months, airport authorities will be busy trying to clear up more space in the check-in area for departing passengers.
Airline will fly Doha-Penang route three times a week and will increase frequency to four flights weekly from July.
The number of passengers at Penang International Airport rose 8% last year to 7.2 million people, which is far more than the 6.5 million capacity, says Penang CM.
Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai tells Dewan Rakyat that upgrade work to increase airport capacity to 12 million will be carried out, but gives no details.
With airport exceeding annual capacity for two years running, PCCC chief says upgrade should double existing capacity and add two new runways.
Chief Minister says airport operating beyond capacity with more than 7 million passengers expected by end of the year.
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