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Terminal 2 KKIA Ready for Operation

28 December 2006

Kota Kinabalu, 28 December 2006 - January 1, 2007 will mark another milestone in the nations aviation history when the new Terminal 2, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) starts operating, underlining the State and Malaysia Airports efforts to further improve air travel experience in Sabah.

Members of the media were given a tour at the new terminal today, which cost RM60 million to build and was completed in just seven months. The construction of this new Terminal 2 was awarded to Global Upline.

The new Terminal 2 building has 26 check-in counters for international and domestic flights, six aircraft parking bays capable of accommodating B737 or A320. The terminal building can handle 1,200 passengers peak hour.

The floor size at Level 1 is 10,307sq.m while the floor size at Level 2 is 3,200sq.m, providing sufficient comfort space for all passengers. Also available are 750 public seating with 500 units of trolleys for passengers usage.

The terminal has a total of seven luggage x-ray machines installed. For hand luggage, there is one for VIPs, three for departure and one for staff entrance while two machines are available for baggage check-in.

It is also configured with a total of 13 immigration counters, seven for departure and six for arrival. There are three baggage carousels of 70 meters long each, with the capacity to handle 1,200 bags per hour per carousel.

Commercial activities are offered via two duty free shops, four retail outlets and four food & beverage outlets. Parking spaces are available for 176 cars for the convenience of airport users. AirAsia, Malaysia's premier LCC will utilise this new terminal when the terminal commences operations.

Dato Azmi Murad, Senior General Manager of Operations Services Malaysia Airports said: "This is our commitment to further boost the passenger movements at KKIA as well as enhance the services and facilities at this international airport."

"We believe that the passengers and airport users at KKIA will experience more comfortable visits and Malaysia Airports will continuously monitor all the service aspects of this airport to ensure that it is at its level best," he added.

With operations to begin on January 1, 2007, Malaysia Airports believes the new terminal will be one of the valuable additions for the Visit Malaysia Year 2007.

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