MAHB expects more passengers in December


Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expects passenger movement at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) main terminal and KLIA2 to surge by 12% and 21% respectively this month, which is considered a super-peak travel period.

The airport operator projected a total of 6.9 million passengers travelling via KLIA during this school holidays and Christmas festive season.

The super-peak period at the KLIA’s main terminal, which is likely to last until Dec 23, 2018, is due to additional flights scheduled by airlines, MAHB said in a statement yesterday.

As for the second terminal, KLIA2, it said the peak travel period would remain until the end of the month. Acting group CEO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin said with the surge in passenger movement, MAHB will be taking extra measures and focusing on passenger-heavy touchpoints and facilities.

These include the kerbside, check-in counters, security check points before boarding, terminal transfer system, trolleys and facilities, and baggage reclaim areas, he said.

“All touchpoints will be put on high alert to ensure that the service level is at its optimum and congestions are minimised,” he added.

There will be 194 additional flights scheduled to cater to passengers flying to both international and domestic destinations during the long break that also coincides with the umrah (mini haj) season. — Bernama