9 aircraft parking bays at KLIA2 shut down until Sunday

SEPANG - A pressure drop in the jet fuelling system at KLIA2 has caused nine aircraft parking bays - K2 to K18 - to be closed until Sunday midnight, according to the Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).

"As an airport operator that considers airport and passenger safety a matter of priority, Malaysia Airports views this matter seriously. While there is no immediate cause for concern, this measure is taken as a safety precaution as well as to allow the Kuala Lumpur Aviation Fuelling System (KAFS) to perform a thorough check," said MAHB in a statement on Thursday.

The airport operator added that it did not anticipate any major disruption to airport operations as the terminal has sufficient parking bays for airlines to use.

"MAHB has had meetings with all relevant stakeholders including major airline operators operating from KLIA2 in order to keep all parties updated, and will continue to work very closely with all our affected stakeholders to ensure that passengers will not be inconvenienced," it added.

The airport operator said that it would be guided by KAFS in facilitating any possible repair works and has also informed the Department of Environment on the matter.