AirAsia reverses position on KLIA2 after ICAO steps in

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AirAsia says that it will complete its move into the new KLIA2 terminal in early May after the the Malaysian government moved to bring in ICAO technical advisors to help resolve safety concerns it had around the terminal.

The budget airline indicated recently that it would stay at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal due to safety issues and concerns over the testing process to prove the new terminal’s readiness. That is despite Malaysia Airports' plans to close the LCCT on 9 May, one week after the planned formal opening of KLIA2.

In a new statement however, AirAsia says that it will complete the move to the new terminal by 9 May, and expressed its thanks to the Malaysian government for involving the ICAO in assessing the long-term safety of KLIA2.

“Although there are still a few outstanding commercial issues, this should not hold back our operations at KLIA2 as planned,” the airline adds.

The long-delayed terminal is undergoing operational readiness and transfer testing ahead of the formal opening on 2 May.