AirAsia agrees to move to troubled new Malaysia airport
Published on Apr 15, 2014 6:38 PM
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian budget airline AirAsia said on Tuesday it would move to a much-delayed new international terminal set to open next month despite recently criticising it as rife with safety issues and other problems.
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 so-called "KLIA2" has been hit by repeated delays, construction problems and costly overruns that have sparked a parliamentary investigation and harsh criticism by AirAsia directed at the state-linked Malaysian airport operator building the terminal.
However, AirAsia, which has rapidly become one of the world's top budget airlines, said in a statement on Tuesday it was now satisfied with the government's commitment to safety after authorities said the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) would be brought in to evaluate KLIA2
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