klia2 or LCCT2?


The Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2)

The bureaucrats of MAHB insist that klia2 will remain klia2 but the King of low cost flights want it rebranded LCCT2 to reflect its real status.

24 June 2016

Showdown talks soon over KLIA2 rebranding

Showdown talks are expected to be held soon among Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the Transport Ministry and AirAsia Bhd over the rebranding of the KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2).

MAHB managing director Badlisham Ghazali said the airport operator is open for discussion on the matter to achieve a common goal – the growth of Malaysia’s aviation industry.

AirAsia and MAHB has been locking horns recently following the low-cost carrier’s insistence on going ahead with its promotional campaign to refer to KLIA2 as LCCT2.

MAHB and Transport Minister Liow Tiong had said that KLIA2 is the registered name of the airport under the International Air Transport Association.

“It is unnecessary to drag this out in public. I think all three parties want the same thing which is growth for the aviation industry.

“MAHB is open to discussion on this issue as soon as possible. We do often meet to discuss how to promote the country and attract more carriers into the country,” said Badlisham when met by reporters after the launch of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ additional flights from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam at KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang today.

Badlisham said MAHB and AirAsia know very well that the KLIA2 name cannot be changed and it would be also a violation of international aviation laws to do so.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/346474

21 June 2016

PUTRAJAYA: Using another name for klia2, the official brand of the KL International Airport 2, violates the aviation laws, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said.
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He said the campaign carried out by low-cost carrier AirAsia to brand klia2 as LCCT2 is against the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regulations.
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“We cannot name a terminal at our whim and fancy as it was a registered name and the government named it as klia2 not MAHB.
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“However, we cannot prevent them from calling it LCCT2 as it is freedom of speech, but they cannot put it on their tickets or counter notice board,” he told reporters after accompanying 108 children of deserving tithe recipients from Sepang for Aidilfitri shopping at the Alamanda Mall here, today.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/153538/using-another-name-klia2-violates-aviation-laws-mahb

Star

21 June 2016 | MYT 8:10 PM

Malaysia Airports and AirAsia spat over Klia2 branding continues

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad ‘s view is that AirAsia’s plan to rebrand the klia2 hub as LCCT2 would be a violation of international aviation laws.

AirAsia chief executive officer Aireen Omar had announced that the airline was going ahead in renaming klia2 as LCCT2 in all its operation materials, including flight tickets, the destination on its website and even on promotional materials, as a protest against Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), which she claimed had been uncooperative in assisting AirAsia’s growth in the new airport.

She claimed that the design and system in klia2 had led to AirAsia’s inability to accommodate higher volumes of passengers, ultimately losing its long held title of the world’s largest low-cost carrier hub to Bangkok’s Don Muaeng airport.

Responding to her press conference, MAHB managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali fired back saying it took “two to tango”.

“Obviously it’s not one entity that names the airport. Remember, the airport doesn’t just serve the airlines but it is a reflection of the branding and commitment of the country itself.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/06/21/klia2-airasia-and-mahb-spat/

AirAsia remains as the only airline that occupies 97 per cent of operations at the airport with an average of 37,000 guests daily.

Stop denying that klia2 is a low-cost hub, says Tony Fernandes

KUALA LUMPUR: Asia’s largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia has launched a campaign to recognise and rename klia2 to Low-cost Carrier Terminal 2 (LCCT2) to reinforce Kuala Lumpur’s position as the leading low-cost gateway to Asia and beyond.

The budget carrier’s group chief executive officer (CEO), Tan Sri Tony Fernandes urged Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to stop denying the fact that klia2 is a low-cost hub.

“To me, klia2 doesn’t mean anything. LCCT2, on the other hand, is synonymous with low-cost. It’s a brand we built up together with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd and it shouldn’t go to waste.. As we grow towards becoming the Dubai of Asia, we want the world to know that the best value fares are here in Malaysia,” Fernandes said in a statement today.

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/151664/stop-denying-klia2-low-cost-hub-says-tony-fernandes

20 June 2016

“I’m thinking, why doesn’t this airport (MAHB) support us more? It’s a volume game. If I can take this from 24 million to 50 million (passengers per annum), who wins?”

‘MAHB does not understand low-cost business’ via

AirAsia chief regrets not being able to work together with MAHB to realise klia2’s potential as the low-cost carrier hub of Asia.

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes has expressed regret that the group could not work together with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to realise klia2’s potential as the low-cost carrier hub of Asia.

In an interview with New Straits Times, Fernandes, who is AirAsia group chief executive officer, gave the different priorities set by AirAsia and MAHB as the fundamental reason for tension between the two firms.

He added that MAHB also did not understand the low-cost business.

Fernandes, who has previously said that AirAsia would embark on a campaign to promote klia2 as LCCT2 or the low-cost terminal, said it was the perfect time to re-brand the airport due to the slowing global economy in China and Asean and weaker ringgit.

“The terminal is boring … There is no energy, no excitement, there is nothing … During the peak period, it is a nightmare because of the way the airport is designed,” Fernandes was quoted as saying.

He also questioned the structural defects such as cracks and water ponding in apron bays where aircraft are parked.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/06/20/mahb-does-not-understand-low-cost-business/

13 June 2016

FMT

MAHB quashes AirAsia’s LCCT2 campaign plan

June 13, 2016

MAHB says klia2 is the registered name of the terminal under the International Air Transport Association and calling it by any other name will only be misleading and confusing to the public and passengers.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd says klia2 is neither an independent airport nor a hub but the KL International Airport’s (KLIA) second terminal and is a crucial component of the KLIA hub.

“Although klia2 is currently mainly used by low-cost carriers, it is designed to cater to all types of airlines as it supports the overall KLIA capacity,” the airport operator said in clarifying its position in regard to AirAsia’s plan to promote klia2 as LCCT2 and promoting it as a low-cost hub.

Elaborating further, MAHB said under its five-year business plan – Runway to Success 2020 – it is working to position KLIA as an integrated hub that would provide seamless connectivity between airlines, whether full service, hybrid or low-cost.

This is similar to other successful international hubs which rely on all types of airlines operating within a single airport system.

When klia2 was envisaged, it was meant to enhance KLIA’s connectivity and elevate its position as a competitive hub within the region.

The KLIA Main Terminal is connected worldwide to 1,026 destinations through 166 airlines, thus, klia2 is in good position to leverage this ready connectivity.

By virtue of this, it is crucial to view and position both the KLIA Main Terminal and klia2 together as the KUL Hub or an integrated airport system, instead of taking klia2 as an independent low-cost hub.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/06/13/mahb-quashes-airasias-lcct2-campaign-plan

AirAsia remains as the only airline that occupies 97 per cent of operations at the airport with an average of 37,000 guests daily.

Stop denying that klia2 is a low-cost hub, says Tony Fernandes

KUALA LUMPUR: Asia’s largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia has launched a campaign to recognise and rename klia2 to Low-cost Carrier Terminal 2 (LCCT2) to reinforce Kuala Lumpur’s position as the leading low-cost gateway to Asia and beyond.

The budget carrier’s group chief executive officer (CEO), Tan Sri Tony Fernandes urged Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to stop denying the fact that klia2 is a low-cost hub.

“To me, klia2 doesn’t mean anything. LCCT2, on the other hand, is synonymous with low-cost. It’s a brand we built up together with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd and it shouldn’t go to waste.. As we grow towards becoming the Dubai of Asia, we want the world to know that the best value fares are here in Malaysia,” Fernandes said in a statement today.

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/151664/stop-denying-klia2-low-cost-hub-says-tony-fernandes

 

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