KLIA And Penang International Airport Excel At AFSCAs

KUALA LUMPUR - KL International Airport (KLIA) and Penang International Airport did Malaysia proud recently by winning awards at the 2009 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs)

At the 23rd edition of AFSCAs, KLIA was named Best Green Airport, while Penang International Airport was named Best Emerging Airport. The event was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kowloon on 22 April 2009.

Commenting on this achievement, Dato' Seri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports said: "We are indeed pleased with these achievements. While KLIA added another awards into its long list of accolades, Penang International Airport success reflects that it has good prospects to compete in the region."

KLIA recorded 27.5 million passenger movements for the year 2008, up 4.1% from 2007, while Penang International Airport recorded 7.3% growth in 2008, registering 3.4 million passenger movements compared to 3.2 million in 2007.

For KLIA, this was the second award after receiving the The Brand Laureate 2008-2009 for Corporate Branding - Best Brands in Transportation - Airports. This was also Penang International Airport's second award after winning the Airport Of The Year (Below 15 Million Passengers Annually) in the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards.

AFSCAs was organised by market leading transport and logistics newspaper Cargonews Asia. Cargonews Asia is a fortnightly newspaper published by Marshall Cavendish Business Information, a member of Times Publishing Group that is one of Asia's largest publishing and printing conglomerates. Cargonews Asia has been published every two weeks for the last 32 years and covers the international and regional cargo industry for senior executives in Asia.