MALAYSIA AIRPORTS EMBARKS ON RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORKS IN KLIA BASED ON THE RUNWAY SUSTAINABILITY MASTER PLAN
12 April 2018
A Joint Statement by Malaysia Airports, Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia and Airlines Operators Committee
SEPANG – Malaysia Airports will be embarking on a month-long comprehensive runway maintenance works in KL International Airport (KLIA) in accordance with its Runway Sustainability Master Plan which would necessitate the closure of Runway 3 from 11 May 2018, 12.01 am local time to 7 June 2018, 3.00 pm local time.
According to Malaysia Airport’s managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, it is part of their obligation as the airport operator to put the highest priority in ensuring the sustainability and safety of all runways at airports under their management. “We have a comprehensive Runway Sustainability Master Plan where continuous assessment and monitoring are embedded into the plan. Based on this master plan, Runway 3 is slated to undergo comprehensive maintenance works in 2018. In anticipation of this, we initiated a series of engagement sessions with all vested stakeholders such as the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), Airline Operators Committee (AOC) and ground handlers. These engagement sessions culminated in a joint decision by all parties to embark on a full runway closure for the duration of one month,” he said.
The scope of works will require overlaying works and some reinstatement of infrastructure works that include drainage and earth works. It is expected that about 6% of daily flight movements will be affected by this closure. Nevertheless, all airlines operating at KLIA have committed to ensure the least possible inconvenience to passengers by giving early notification of any change in flight schedules. Passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines on their flight schedules.