KLIA MAINTAINS POSITION IN SMART TRAVEL ASIA POLL 2013

KUALA LUMPUR – KL International Airport (KLIA) continues to be one of the traveller’s favourite airports when the airport maintained its third spot in the Top 10 Airports Worldwide category of the Smart Travel Asia 2013 Best in Travel Poll. KLIA shared the third spot with the more popular airport, the Incheon International Airport, Korea.

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Azmi Murad, Senior General Manager of Operations Services, Malaysia Airports said, “Malaysia Airports is indeed pleased to be recognized as one of the favourite hubs in the world. Malaysia Airports places great emphasis on continuously enhancing customer experience at all our airports, particularly KLIA through improving our service and facilities standard.

We strongly believe the emergence of klia2 next year as the world’s first purpose-built terminal dedicated for low cost airlines will significantly improve the service quality to passengers and further strengthen KLIA’s status as one of the best airports worldwide. Sharing third sport with Incheon Airport of Korea showed that KLIA, which is already 15 years old, is still able to compete with the newer and more modern airports.”

Dato’ Azmi added, “What makes the award more meaningful to us is approximately 70 percent of the respondents were based in Asia (largely Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and the Middle East) which indicates KLIA’s strong presence in this sector.”

Smart Travel Asia is the region’s only dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide. These are frequent travellers in the know. It offers review-based editorial written by seasoned journalists to help people make intelligent choices. The SmartTravelAsia.com 2013 Best in Travel Poll – now in its ninth year – is a distillation of its readers’ perceptions and favourite travel brands. Their vote is based on substantial hands-on travel experience.

The survey conducted is also transparent with no charge for nominations or any hidden fee to ensure a good result. Readers picked products from an unlimited field of thousands of possible choices in Asia.

 

(Photo caption from left to right - Mr. Vijay Verghese, Editor/Smart Travel Asia; Dato' Azmi Murad and Ms Tenzing Thondup, Statistics & Research Manager, Smart Travel Asia)