MAHB: Using another name for KLIA2 violates aviation laws
PUTRAJAYA, June 21 — Using another name for KLIA2, the official brand of the KL International Airport 2, violates the aviation laws, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said.
He said the campaign carried out by low-cost carrier AirAsia to brand KLIA2 as LCCT2 is against the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regulations.
“We cannot name a terminal at our whim and fancy as it was a registered name and the government named it as KLIA2 not MAHB.
“However, we cannot prevent them from calling it LCCT2 as it is freedom of speech, but they cannot put it on their tickets or counter notice board,” he told reporters after accompanying 108 children of deserving tithe recipients from Sepang for Aidilfitri shopping at the Alamanda Mall here, today.
On complaints about cracks on the runway and pools at the tarmac, Badlisham admitted that the problems persisted until today.
“But unlike before, the damage has been reduced and we are still doing the repair work,” he said.
Commenting on the KLIA2 development plan, he said the terminal was built following discussions with stakeholders such as AirAsia, just like the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCC2) before.
“The Changi Airport, Singapore and Don Muaeng, Bangkok also have budget airline terminals, but they do not call them low-cost terminals… They named them terminals 1, 2 and 3,” he added. — Bernama