PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has insisted that it has made special parking arrangements for AirAsia Bhd staff to be used when the budget carrier moves its operations to the newly-opened Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 ( klia2) terminal on May 9.
Responding to AirAsia's grouses over the designated parking bays at the long-term parking complex near Sama Sama Hotel, it said the airline's staff would only be charged RM45 monthly and not RM60 as claimed.
"Malaysia Airports had agreed for this space to be given to AirAsia at preferential rates. AirAsia has not taken up this offer for their staff," MAHB said in a statement.
It said AirAsia had planned to build a car park with its head office but the construction of the AirAsia complex had been delayed.
In January, AirAsia had requested for space to construct a temporary open car park for their staff next to the terminal beside Malaysia Airports' staff car park.
MAHB said it had agreed for this space to be given to AirAsia at preferential rates.
However, AirAsia has not taken up this offer for their staff.
"As such, as a temporary arrangement until AirAsia's car park for its staff is ready, MAHB has made arrangements for AirAsia staff to park at the long-term car park at RM45 per month with free shuttle provided every 15 minutes for transfer between the long-term car park and klia2."
The airport management said the long-term car park had perimeter fencing, was shaded, and well lighted with security personnel.
It said closed-circuit television cameras would be installed at the long-term car park using equipment from the current Low Cost Carrier Terminal once it is closed down.
Staff of other airlines operating at klia2 would park their vehicles within the airport premises, including Malindo Air, Philippines' Cebu Pacific Air, Singapore's Tiger Airways and Indonesia's Mandala Airlines and Lion Air.