AirAsia Group affiliates – Malaysia AirAsia, AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia, AirAsia Indonesia, AirAsia Indonesia X and Philippines AirAsia have reportedly all agreed to move to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) main terminal from the low-cost terminal KLIA2.
They should relocate by January, 2017.
A source said about the move:
AirAsia Group is serious about moving to KLIA main terminal. The decision to move is due to the lower PSC. With the reduction of PSC at KLIA, AirAsia intends to move its operations as soon as the new charges are applicable.
AirAsia Operated Out of KLIA2 Since 2014
In a joint statement AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd issued on Monday, the two carriers said that KLIA and KLIA2 services were not at par and that passengers get far better services at the main terminal.
Together with its affiliates, AirAsia operates 98 per cent of flights at KLIA2. The group moved to the low-cost terminal back in 2014, soon after it was opened. Previously AirAsia operated out of the old LCC terminal near KLIA.
According to sources, AirAsia has consulted Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) management on this matter and should give relocation and operational requirements to it on 7th November.
AirAsia AK6443 Kota Baru-Kuala Lumpur Experiences Problems at the Runway
An AirAsia plane AK6443, originally scheduled to fly from Kota Bahru’s Sultan Ismail Petra Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 10:25 pm on Tuesday didn’t fly off as it experienced an “incident while taxiing on the runway”.
Namely, the aircraft veered off the runway and ended up stuck in the mud.
Following this incident, AirAsia issued a statement, saying:
All guests and crew on board the flight are safe and no injuries have been reported.
The statement also added that all guests were attended to and assistance provided to those that needed it.
Since Wednesday, all AirAsia flights are operating normally out of Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, but not before another flight, AK6446 (Kota Bahru-Kuala Lumpur) was also cancelled.
For several hours following the “mud incident” only turbo-propeller jets were allowed to take off and land at the airport in Kota Bahru.