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Penang International Airport Renovation And Upgrading Works Update

26 November 2012

Sepang, 26 November 2012 - Malaysia Airports is pleased to announce that the Penang International Airport renovation and upgrading works ("Works") have been substantially completed.

The new and upgraded facilities have been made available for public use in stages, and with all the departure gates now being operational, the Airport has been functioning at full capacity in most of the upgraded areas.

As a result of the Works, the passenger flow throughout the Airport has improved significantly with the opening of all the departure gates. To enhance passenger facilities further, the transfer corridor is undergoing additional upgrading work to now provide for a lift as well as escalator.

The retail and F&B areas have been expanded and redesigned with the outlets now in the process of being handed over to the retailers for fit-out. Malaysia Airports has taken on board feedback from airport users to ensure the right tenant and product mix at the revamped Airport so as to meet the passengers' requirements. With this, passengers will soon be able to enjoy a greater variety of retail and F&B offerings at the Airport.

Malaysia Airports would like to thank all stakeholders for their support in enabling the Airport to remain operational during the Works. We would like to assure the public that we have made every effort to minimise disruptions to airport operations as well as inconvenience to airport users during the construction period.

With the concerted effort of all parties involved, we expect the additional upgrading works currently underway to be fully completed by end of December 2012 and expect the retailers and F&B operators to open their shops in stages from now until end of January 2013.

A media briefing and walkabout of the new facilities will be conducted this week.

We seek the public's patience as the final touches to the upgrading works at Penang International Airport are being put in place for an enhanced travel experience.

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