Published on : Thursday, June 23, 2016
AirAsia refuses to put its foot down when it comes to using the word ‘LCCT2′ when referring to klia2, the new budget passenger terminal. It is adamant on the ‘LCCT2’ tag for klia2 and wants Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to acknowledge the low cost carrier’s role as the biggest tenant at the airport.
AirAsia would be stating klia2 as LCCT2 on its websites, tickets and promotional materials soon, asserted its Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar during the group’s campaign launched a fortnight ago.
“We will bear all the costs for the rebranding of the airport, and the campaign (to acknowledge klia2 as LCCT2) may continue forever,” she told a media conference in Sepang on June 21.
Airing the group’s frustration over the airport’s design, Aireen said AirAsia was not included when the plan was made and eventually the airport did not meet its requirements even though the airline accounts for 98 per cent of the operations at klia2.
“Every day we are facing the same issues — cracks, sinking airport, water ponding in the runway — and it’s also very hard for us to have a meeting with MAHB,” she added.
On another issue, she said the group is also annoyed by the construction works at its current headquarters at the former Low Cost Carrier Terminal here.
AirAsia is expected to move into its new headquarters in klia2 this October.
Aireen also stressed the fact that klia2 had recently lost its position as the world’s largest low cost carrier hub to Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport.