Malaysia's second low-cost terminal to open in Borneo


Malaysia’s second low-cost terminal to open in Borneo
Posted: 29 December 2006 1627 hrs

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s second budget airline terminal, at Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo, is to open on January 1, a report said Friday.

The terminal, built in seven months at a cost of 60 million ringgit (17 million dollars), is aimed at boosting arrivals to Sabah and Sarawak states and will be launched in time for Malaysia’s 2007 tourism campaign.

It can handle 2.5 million passengers annually, five times more than the old terminal it is replacing, The New Straits Times newspaper said.

“The new terminal is a New Year gift to Sabah and will open in time for Visit Malaysia Year 2007. This terminal will also be able to cater to AirAsia’s growth,” Malaysia Airports Operations Services senior general manager Azmi Murad told the daily.

The country’s first low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) was opened in March in the capital Kuala Lumpur and is currently used solely by budget airline AirAsia. - AFP/ir