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AirAsia flags concerns over new Malaysia terminal amid MH370 crisis

Published on Apr 2, 2014 10:25 PM
 
Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia said on Wednesday that a much-delayed new international terminal set to open in one month is rife with problems, casting further doubt on aviation safety in the country as it struggles with the MH370 crisis. -- FILE PHOTO: AIRASIA

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia said on Wednesday that a much-delayed new international terminal set to open in one month is rife with problems, casting further doubt on aviation safety in the country as it struggles with the MH370 crisis.

The facility near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is being touted by Malaysian authorities as the world's largest low-cost airline terminal.

But the terminal, dubbed "klia2", has been hit by repeated delays, construction issues and costly overruns that have sparked a parliamentary investigation and harsh criticism of the state-linked Malaysian airport operator that built the terminal.

"There are many concerns, especially on functionality, safety and security of klia2, which are paramount to our staff working efficiently, and for our passengers to have a seamless travel experience," AirAsia CEO Aireen Omar said in a statement.

 
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