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Old July 2nd, 2010, 06:31 PM   #1341
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If arriving and departing the KLIA LCCT, are there additional taxes or is it included in my ticket?

Has anyone flown AK/D7 ‘connection’? Ie. Do you go through immigration, collect baggage, and then go through immigration again?
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there are no extra charges

i havn't done that connection specifically, but there is no integration of carriers: you'll need to go through immigration etc, and re-check in both for yourself and any luggage.
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Bina Puri jumps on terminal job news
Published: 2010/07/05
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...#ixzz0slyrOmj7

Bina Puri Holdings Bhd, a Malaysian builder rose for a fifth session in Kuala Lumpur trading after the Edge newspaper reported in may have won a RM1 billion (US$310 million) contract for a new budget airline terminal.

The stock jumped 6.4 per cent to RM1.17 at 9:11 am local time, set for its highest close since June 23. -- Bloomberg
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Old July 5th, 2010, 04:58 AM   #1344
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New LCCT to be bigger than planned
By Hamisah HamidPublished: 2010/07/01
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...30BIG/Article/

The new permanent low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) that will be ready by March 2012, will be bigger than previously planned.

However, details of the revised cost, size and capacity of the new LCCT have yet to be announced by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB)(5014).

Managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad said MAHB can only reveal the details when the tender exercise for the terminal is closed.

"Now, we are still doing the tender exercise," he told a news conference after the launch of the KL International Airport's (KLIA) 12th anniversary celebration in Sepang yesterday.

Also present were MAHB chairman Tan Sri Dr Aris Osman and senior general manager (operations services) Datuk Azmi Murad.
The original cost of the new LCCT project was RM2 billion. The terminal is expected to cater to 30 million passengers per year, with potential capacity for 45 million passengers per year.

Bashir said the delay in the completion of the new LCCT building was due to the open tender process and the building design which had be to be re-done. The open tender exercise for the terminal has taken three months longer than expected.

"Secondly, the building that we are going to build right now is much bigger than the original building. Because of this, we have to do another design to cater to the larger building," he said.

Asked when the tender will be closed, he said: "It'll be soon."

To date, MAHB has awarded two contracts for the new LCCT project. The first, worth RM362 million, was given to WCT Bhd last December for site preparation, earthworks and main drainage. In January, a RM291 million contract was awarded to Gadang Bhd to carry out earthworks for the runway and taxiways.

On the development of the sukuk and bond to be issued by MAHB to fund the development of the new LCCT project, Bashir said the company will announce details of the fund-raising exercise later.

It was earlier reported that the airport operator plans to issue sukuk and bond with a combined value of RM2.5 billion. It was said that the pricing and tenure of the bonds will be determined during the roadshow, which was supposed to start sometime in the middle of June.

On whether MAHB and its partner GMR Infrastructure Ltd is bidding for more overseas airport projects, following the recently clinched Male International Airport contract in the Maldives, Bashir said, "Not at the moment".

Bashir also denied news reports that MAHB is part of a Malaysian consortium participating in the development of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Pampanga province, the Philippines.

He said MAHB, together with Saudi Arabia companies, are currently bidding for the Madinah international airport.

Besides Male airport, MAHB, which operates 39 airports in Malaysia, has three other overseas airports in its portfolio.

On contribution from overseas airport projects, Bashir said returns can only be realised after the fourth or fifth year of operations.

"Normally, the concession period for airports is about 20 years, so normally the first three years is where you start investing money and the returns will come after the fourth or fifth year," he added.
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UEM-Bina Puri JV wins RM997mil LCCT job
By IZWAN IDRIS Saturday July 17, 2010
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story...4&sec=business

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has awarded a RM997.22mil contract for the main buildings at the proposed low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) to a joint venture between UEM Construction Sdn Bhd (UEMC) and Bina Puri Holdings Bhd.

UEMC is a unit of UEM Group Bhd.

The project is expected to take 20 months to complete, which means the new LCCT complex will only be ready in March 2012 if the builders stick to the schedule.

“It is a challenge for us to complete it within 20 months as the new LCCT is a fast-track project,” Bina Puri group managing director Tan Sri Tee Hock Seng said in a statement yesterday.

Bina Puri had accepted the letter of award from MAHB on July 16, the firm told Bursa Malaysia during the mid-day trading break yesterday.

Shares in Bina Puri surged 31 sen, or 28%, to close at RM1.42 on total volume of 4.98 million units. This was the stock’s best level in about six years.

Earlier this month, MAHB managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad was quoted as saying that the new LCCT was targeted for completion in early 2012 and would be bigger that originally planned.

He said the change in design for the terminal building as well as the open tender process meant that the actual award of contract had to be delayed.

The project was originally estimated at RM2bil for completion in late 2011.

The terminal building project is the third contract awarded by MAHB under the plan to move the existing LCCT to a permanent site located less than 2km from KL International Airport.

The portion awarded to the UEMC-Bina Puri joint venture is for the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of the main terminal building, a satellite building, sky bridge and piers.

The first contract for the LCCT project was given to WCT Bhd in December last year for site preparation worth RM363mil. Gadang Bhd bagged a RM291mil contract in January to carry out earthworks for the runway.

“We are proud to be involved in this prestigious project together with a reputable partner, UEMC. This is the highest project value secured in one single contract for this year,” Tee said.

The statement, however, did not provide the shareholding structure in the joint venture.

With the award, Bina Puri’s current order book stands at RM2.7bil. The company has secured RM1.51bil worth of jobs so far this year.

Tee expected the LCCT project to contribute positively to Bina Puri’s earnings for the year ending Dec 31, 2010.
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July 17, 2010, Saturday
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NEW PROJECT: An overview of the new LCC Terminal in Sepang, Selangor.

KUCHING: Bina Puri Holdings Bhd (Bina Puri) has received a letter of award from Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) through a joint venture (JV) with UEM Group Bhd’s subsidiary, UEM Construction Sdn Bhd (UEMC).

According to its press release, the UEMC – Bina Puri JV was awarded the contract worth RM997,227,000 involving the ‘Works Package: TB01 – the Design, Construction, Completion, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of Main Terminal Building, Satellite Building, Sky Bridge as well as the Piers for the proposed development of New LCC Terminal and associated works at KL International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, Selangor.

Bina Puri group managing director Senator Tan Sri Datuk Tee Hock Seng said, “We wish to express our utmost appreciation to MAHB for the award and trust given to the UEMC – Bina Puri JV. For Bina Puri, this is another achievement and recognition of our abilities, capabilities and the proven effort to contribute to nation building. We are proud to be involved in this prestigious project together with a reputable partner, UEMC.

“Nevertheless it is still a challenge for us to complete the project within 20 months as the new LCC Terminal is a fast track project,” he stated.

The new Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Terminal is located southwest to the existing Bunga Raya Complex which is 1.5 kilometres from KLIA with a building foot print of approximately 125,183 square metres. This LCC Terminal would be another new terminal within the vicinity of KLIA and would be primarily used by low-cost carrier airlines.

For the record, Bina Puri had completed several airport works projects since 1988, with the first project of the ‘Extension of Airport Runway and Electricity Installation for Upgrading the Runway and Associated Works at Subang International Airport, Kuala Lumpur; rehabilitation and resurfacing works on the runway, taxiways and parking aprons at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah and the Completion of Infrastructure works for Malaysia Airport Bhd at KLIA.’

With the new job in hand, the group’s current book order stands at RM2.7 billion to date. The contract was expected to contribute positively to the earnings of the Bina Puri group of companies for the financial year ending December 31, 2010.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 04:33 PM   #1352
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Are they trying to copy Singapore's concept by having a garden in the terminals? Singapore Changi Airport has a Cactus Garden in Terminal 1, Fern, Sunflower and Orchid Garden in Terminal 2, Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3 and a Fragrant Garden in Budget Terminal.
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NOO..klia is already airport in the jungle from begining...its not copying changi..the terminal design inspired from tree..the timber cyling,the jungle airport..and roof tropicale garden at parking building
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Are they trying to copy Singapore's concept by having a garden in the terminals? Singapore Changi Airport has a Cactus Garden in Terminal 1, Fern, Sunflower and Orchid Garden in Terminal 2, Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3 and a Fragrant Garden in Budget Terminal.
Oh..please, this jungle in the airport concept was conceptualized waaaay from the beginning when the KLIA was built back in 1990s. The recent addition to the jungle center in the Satellite Building is the Jungle Boardwalk. Previously, the jungle area was not accessible to public. At least we have a mini jungle here in KLIA, Changi only has various gardens......

This greenery concept in an airport is not new, and certainly not pioneered only by Changi......It also certainly does not carry weight to say that whatever is seen in other airports similar to Changi meant it was copied....
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 11:05 PM   #1355
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The cactus garden was opened in 1998, the butterfly garden was officially opened in 2008, the budget terminal (second after KLIA's) was also opened in 2000s. (source)

KLIA and the base for this jungle is completed by 1997.

Conclusion? I don't see anyone is copying anybody here. It is simply because "Being Green" is a trend of end 90's and is still the trend and a principle in building new airport.
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"An airport in a jungle, a jungle in an airport" is the original design theme developed for the terminal building by the late Mr. Kisho Kurokawa, the architect of KLIA.

There may be similarity between the two but defineitely not cloning. Changi is a "garden (quote)", KLIA is more like a "jungle".
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Three-month maintenance break for KLIA Aerotrain
By DHARMENDER SINGH


SEPANG: The Aerotrain service at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) linking the main and satellite buildings will be suspended for three months from November to facilitate maintenance works.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the Aerotrain units were due for full servicing and maintenance works as they had been operating for 12 years and clocked about one million kilometres.

He said during this time, 16 buses would be used to transport passengers between the main terminal and satellite building.

"We want the public to know that we are not ending the service and there are no serious problems with the trains. I hope there is no speculation over the matter.

"Scheduled servicing and maintenance have to be carried out as the trains have been in use for such a long time," he told press conference here Thursday, after an official visit to the KLIA, Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) and the Civil Aviation Department watch tower.

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PJI bids for LCCT sub-contract works
By June RamleePublished: 2010/08/14
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PJI Holdings Bhd (7122) has put in a bid to the UEM Construction Sdn Bhd and Bina Puri Holdings Bhd joint venture for a mechanical and electrical engineering services contract at the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Sepang, said its acting head.

The UEM-Bina Puri venture recently won a RM997.23 million contract from Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to help build the LCCT.

"Yes, we are pursuing sub-contract works for mechanical and electrical services, which are part of the main terminal building package," acting manging director Lim Chong Ling told Business Times.

Lim is acting manging director, as his predecessor Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai quit the company in June, paving the way for him to be appointed as deputy finance minister.
According to Lim it will take a few months before PJI knows the result.

It was reported last year that PJI had submitted a tender to supply engineering services to MAHB for a contract worth between RM400 million and RM500 million.

The LCCT, slated to be ready by 2012, aims to cater to 30 million passengers per year, with potential capacity for 45 million passengers per year.

Elsewhere, PJI is also looking to continue to build up its relationship with IJM Corp Bhd, one of the largest diversified construction companies in the country.

Lim said that the company has been IJM's sub-contractor for many years and has carried out projects such as Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Hotel Alam Warisan, Putrajaya and Putrajaya Maritime Centre.

"We will continue to pursue projects from them from time to time,"he added.

Meanwhile, Lim also said that PJI's forecast revenue for this year is expected to be in the RM90 million range, with the company expecting to remain focused on the domestic scene.

"We have no plans to diversify abroad due to the high capital investment and currency fluctuation risks," said Lim.
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Emirates may be first to land A380 superjumbo on KLIA
By B.K. SIDHU Saturday August 14, 2010
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WILL Emirates swoop in ahead of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to be the first airline to land the A380 superjumbo at the KL International Airport in a commercial flight? Emirates is giving much thought to this possibility and given the good growth it is experiencing, this may well happen. But it is likely that we will have to wait until next year to find out.

The Dubai-based carrier already has eleven A380s in service, which it uses for several hot destinations such as London and Sydney. By 2020, it should have built up a fleet that includes 90 A380s and 132 B777s.

MAS has ordered six A380s. However, this has been delayed several times. The ball is now in MAS’ court as to whether it wants to pick up the aircraft or just cancel the order.

The earliest it is likely to get an A380, if it decides to go ahead with the purchase, is in 2012. This is why an Emirates A380 may touch down sooner at KLIA than an A380 with MAS livery.

The passenger numbers for the Dubai-KL route are on the rise and this has prompted Emirates to consider flying the A380 on this route, possibly by early next year. “It would be sooner than later, but it depends on passenger growth,’’ says Kavin Martinus, Emirates country manager for Malaysia.

Emirates began mounting flights into KL from Dubai in October 1990 with three weekly flights. Now it operates three daily flights. It has another flight, the Dubai-KL-Melbourne route, which uses KL as a transit stop. Martinus says the response has been good and the airline now uses the B777 for the route.

Last year, about 718,000 Middle Eastern tourists arrived at KLIA. Of these, about one tenth flew on Emirates. “With the additional flight (the transit flight), we expect to carry about 100,000 passengers this year with air passenger traffic volume on the increase,’’ Martinus says.

He adds that it is not just the sandy beaches and the shopping in Malaysia that appeal to the Middle Eastern tourists; they also see Malaysia as a destination that offers value for money.

The political tension in Bangkok has also diverted some traffic into Malaysia and Martinus believes there is a lot more untapped potential, especially in Sabah and Sarawak. If promoted properly, he says, there is room for further growth in tourist arrivals from the Middle East.

Air passenger traffic has picked up since late last year and according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the traffic statistics for June 2010 showed passenger demand up 11.9% from a year ago. Load factors are in line with historical highs of 79.8% for passenger traffic.

According to IATA’s world air transport statistics, Emirates ranked top in in 2009 in terms of international revenue passenger kilometres (RPK), with 118,284 million RPK ahead of Lufthansa’s 118,264 million.

“Revenue-wise, we are achieving our targets today and we are contributing to the network,’’ says Martinus, who declines to reveal the numbers.

The Emirates Group reported revenue of 45.4 billion Dubai dinars at the end of its last financial year ended March 2010. The carrier flies to 59 destinations and “we are in the top half in terms of revenue generation and importance”, says Martinus. “KL as a point of sale is a revenue generator and it has grown over the years. From the time we started, the revenues have grown more than ten-fold.”

The number of seats available now has jumped from 750 in a week to 1,110 in a day, and the airline has changed the aircraft type from A310 to B777.

Of the 71,800 passengers that flew on Emirates last year, 75% came from other parts of the Emirates network and the rest were Malaysians. More than 10% travelled on Emirates to go beyond Dubai. Most of them went to Europe.

Emirates’ business and first class fares are actually 15%-20% higher than its competition. But the two classes are popular with travellers. Martinus says Emirates averages 70% load for the Dubai-KL-Dubai route.

The challenge for Emirates is to deal with competition and the economic changes in its markets.
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By Jeeva Arulampalam Published: 2010/08/20
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AIRPORT operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) says its aerotrain service that shuttles between the KL International Airport's (KLIA) main terminal and satellite building will be down for about five months from November.

MAHB senior general manager of operations Datuk Azmi Murad said the Track Transit System (TTS), or aerotrains, will undergo upgrading works until March 15 next year.

As a result of the transit system shutdown, 12 shuttle buses will be stationed around the clock to transfer passengers between the contact pier at the main terminal and the satellite building.

While MAHB's dry run shows that it takes an extra eight minutes for departing passengers to commute from the check-in area to the departure gates at the satellite building using the shuttle buses, passengers travelling on international flights should allocate additional time.

"We are embarking on the KLIA Spur Line project which will see modifications to the existing 2 three-car trains and the adding of another three-car train," Azmi told reporters at a briefing at KLIA yesterday.

The project will also see the construction of a maintenance and storage facilities building, or depot, close to the satellite building. There will also be a new spur line integrated with the existing train shuttle system.

Azmi added that the project will address the future needs of the ultimate train system with the construction of the a new satellite building, which could be in three to four years.

The spur line will connect the present satellite building (A) with the future satellite (B) building.

Konsortium Bombardier-Hartasuma Sdn Bhd was given a 32-month contract to complete the project, valued at RM208.58 million. The entire project should be completed by September next year.

"The reason for carrying out this project is to facilitate maintenance for the current train operation and accommodate overhaul works of the existing and future trains," said Azmi.

The dual-lane shuttle system has one train each. One track has a recorded mileage equal to 44 trips around the world, while the other track has recorded 48 trips.

Currently, when maintenance works are carried out on either train, only one train is left to function. Therefore, an additional carriage will ensure that, in future, two trains will work at any given time.

Azmi said the shutdown of both aero-trains was a necessary precautionary measure.

"There may be flying debris due to hacking of structures, compromising passenger safety. One of the existing tracks is equipped with high-tension cables, so it puts the safety of workers at risk," he said.

He added that the shutdown period would otherwise drag to nine months.
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