Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has signalled that there could be a delay in the opening of its new low-cost terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the KLIA2.
In a disclosure to Bursa Malaysia, MAHB says that its board "is of the view that the contractors for KLIA2 may have difficulty in meeting the deadline of 28 June 2013."
"MAHB will be meeting the contractors again soon to confirm the ability of the contractors to meet the deadline," the company adds.
In April, the airports operator said that works on the airside infrastructure and terminal were nearing completion following other earlier delays to the project. At that time, it said that it was putting all efforts into meeting the 28 June target to open KLIA2.
The terminal has been the subject of a number of delays, including one which led to a public spat between MAHB and key tenant AirAsia in 2011 over the design of its baggage system.
KLIA2 is being built primarily to cater for low-cost carriers and will have a capacity of 45 million passengers per annum. It will also feature 68 parking bays and a new runway to allow for quick turnarounds for operators using the facility.