Malaysia’s Government is considering building a new terminal
at Penang airport dedicated for use by low-cost carriers.
The official Bernama news agency says the Penang state
government plans to allocate 36Ha (89 acres) of land at Penang International Airport
for a dedicated low-cost carrier terminal.
It says talks are taking place between several parties
including the Transport Ministry and national airports operator Malaysia
Last year Malaysia opened its first airport terminal
dedicated for use by low-cost carriers, at the flagship Kuala Lumpur International
Airport. The new terminal, which is used by no-frills operator AirAsia, is
simple in design and function and allows for easier passenger boarding and faster
aircraft turnarounds than at the airport’s main terminal.
Malaysia’s Government is seeking to boost air traffic to and
from Penang. National carrier Malaysia Airlines recently launched a new
Penang-based subsidiary airline called Firefly which operates Fokker 50