KLIA2 on track for 2 May opening: MAHB

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Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) has started operational tests of the new KLIA2 terminal at Kuala Lumpur International airport, and says it is on track to open in early May.

In its latest annual report, MAHB says that 12 operational readiness and transfer tests have been undertaken since early February, simulating 170 flights covering domestic, international and transfer traffic. Other work being completed, including internal fitout and calibration of the new third runway at the airport, is still being completed.

MAHB adds that it has received assurances from the lead contractor that the certificate of completion and compliance will be issued in April, allowing for the terminal to commence operations from 2 May as scheduled.

KLIA2 will replace the Low Cost Carrier Terminal, which has struggled to keep up with the growth of key tenant AirAsia. Malindo Air is also expected to move across to KLIA2 once it opens.