The Malaysian Prime Minister gave a press conference as he attending a function for the launch of AirAsia's 1Malaysia aircraft livery to commemorate the start of the 1Malaysia Integration Program with the budget airline. He mentioned that he was excited about AirAsia's plan to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those who had never flown before, by giving them free flights for a limited time. The free flights are for those involved in the AirAsia 1Malaysia Integration Program.
(Picture from Malaysian Insider)
The RM3.6 billion KLIA2, built to cater for the explosive growth expected in low-cost travel, is sprawled over 257,000 sq metres and is envisaged to handle a maximum of 45 million passengers a year, well in line with the anticipated growth from AirAsia, other local carriers and new budget carrier Malindo Airlines. The new airport in Malaysia will have 60 gates, 80 aerobridges, eight remote stands, a retail space covering 32,000 sq metres to accommodate 225 retail outlets. The new airport is located 1.5km away from KLIA while a rail extension is being constructed to connect KLIA to KLIA2.