Air Asia’s Aireen: No more klia2 delays, please

Budget airline, AirAsia Bhd, wants no more delays in the opening of the new low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT), known as klia2.

Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar said the news of the 11-month delay in the opening of the new airport, from the target date of June 28, was no surprise as it had predicted the delay.

"We hope the April 30, 2014 airport completion deadline is the final one. We cannot afford to defer our expansion plans any further," she told Bernama in a telephone interview from Paris.

Aireen was responding to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's announcement yesterday that the new completion date for klia2 is April 30, 2014, and will begin operations on May 2. - Bernama, June 19, 2013.