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Friday, January 14, 2011

Perak may have its own LCCT, says MB

The Perak state government is considering setting up its own low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in the northern part of the state.

"We have had a few discussions with AirAsia Bhd on the matter and we have proposed several locations in Perak, and they have stated their preference for one particular location," Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir told reporters in Sepang yesterday.

The site is expected to be in the vicinity of Parit Buntar and Taiping, which is in the area of the Northern Corridor Economic Region. Zambry was accompanying Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah and Perak Regent Raja Dr Nazrin Shah on a three-hour official visit of the LCCT and AirAsia Academy in Sepang yesterday.

Zambry explained that the state government was waiting for the right time to bring it up to the federal government to decide on the suitability and viability of the project.

He ruled out the possibility of turning the existing Sultan Azlan Shah airport in Ipoh into an LCCT because of congestion issues.

Currently, only Malaysia Airlines' low-cost arm Firefly services the Ipoh airport. At one time, however, MAS was flying in its Boeing 737 there.

"We have always, always said that we need a low-cost airport or terminal in the north (of Peninsular Malaysia). The airport has to know if there are airlines that will come ... we have said we can come. Now it's up to the airport (operators) to decide if that makes sense," AirAsia chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said when asked to comment on the possible terminal in Perak.

By Business Times

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