KLIA Commemorate 11th Anniversary With a Birthday Bash

SEPANG - KL International Airport (KLIA) today celebrates its 11th anniversary, commemorating it with a special reception of its 218.4 millionth international passenger and the 70.7 millionth domestic passenger.

Mr. Eugene O'Sullivan of Ireland was the lucky international passenger, while a Penangite, Ms. Liang York Min was the lucky domestic passenger. Both received two tickets to 2010's F1 in Sepang, Eraman's voucher worth RM500, KLIA commemorative coins and KLIA coffee table book entitled 'Colours of KLIA'.

Dato' Azmi Murad, Senior General Manager of Operation Services Malaysia Airports said: "It is exhilarating to observe KLIA flourish to become one of the well-known airports in the world after merely 11 years of operations, an accomplishment not many airports around the world can claim. I'm confident that KLIA will continue to progress and further establish itself as an icon in the world of aviation. I am grateful for the great continuous support given by all agencies at KLIA thus enabling us to maintain and sustain the world class standard."

For all the agencies' continuous support and effort throughout these years, Malaysia Airports organised KLIA Awards 2008, which was held on 27 June 2009, with the objective to reward the agencies at KLIA on their excellent performance in 2008.

"These excellent performance by all agencies at KLIA are imperative in ensuring KLIA continue to grow from strength to strength, scaling greater heights and continue its quest to become one of the major hubs in the world, Dato' Azmi added.

KLIA now has more than 50 airlines operating into it, offering connectivity to more than 90 destinations worldwide. For the year 2008, KLIA handled a total of 27.5 million passengers, an increase of 4.1% from the year 2007.

Malaysia Airports is also working with its partners to implement International Air Transport Association's (IATA) 'Simplifying the Business' or StB programme, at KLIA. The Simplifying the Business programme's mission is to change the way the air transport industry operates - resulting in better service for passengers and lower costs for the industry.

Facility for passengers has been further enhanced with the introduction of Common Use Self Service (CUSS) system, which was introduced to expedite passenger check-in and reduce queues.