Malaysian government, industry discuss policy

Malaysian airlines, will for the first time, sit together to chart the future direction of the aviation industry in the interest of Malaysia despite being stiff competitors in the trade.


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Malaysian airlines, will for the first time, sit together to chart the future direction of the aviation industry in the interest of Malaysia despite being stiff competitors in the trade. Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the ministry hoped to invite airline companies such as Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo and others to meet and discuss core policy issues. The focus on the national aviation industry was vital as passenger traffic at airports, nationwide, had increased tremendously to 43.9 million between January and July last year from 38.6 million in the same period in 2012, while air cargo volume rose to 529,000 tonnes in the first six months of last year, he said in a statement.

Hishammuddin said the ministry would also focus on the development of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), scheduled for opening on 2 May and upgrading efforts for several airports including Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Miri, Sibu and Mukah. The ministry would also ensure the smooth operations of the RM700 million (US$212 million) air traffic management system which would be installed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he said.