‘Don’t design airport based on a single airline’s demands’

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): The need for more low-cost carrier terminals (LCCTs) (pictured) in the country, which has been the subject of much debate for several years, heated up after former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng was reported in the press last month as saying that the federal government was in talks with AirAsia Group Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to build an LCCT in Penang.

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Vincent Tan’s Tioman airport dreams may hit a snag

KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Could environmental concerns scupper Berjaya Corp Bhd founder and executive chairperson Vincent Tan’s (pictured) plans for a new airport in Tioman island? According to a report by news portal Malaysiakini, Malaysian Airport Holdings Bhd managing director Badlisham Ghazali said that there were environmental concerns as the new airport may entail lengthening the current, “abandoned airport runway into the ocean through land reclamation”.

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Pavilion’s Desmond Lim eyes Subang Skypark, say sources

PETALING JAYA (Feb 19): Property magnate Tan Sri Desmond Lim is allegedly planning to buy a 60% stake in Subang Skypark Sdn Bhd from Tan Sri Ravindran Menon and his partner Datuk Aisamar Kadil Mydin Syed Marikiah for an undisclosed sum, with intentions to redevelop the land surrounding Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, where the company has a long sub-lease concession agreement with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to operate its city airport terminal and integrated commercial and business aviation hub, reported The Edge weekly.

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