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Sun Jul 26, 2015, 09:41 PM

Kuala Lumpurís $1 Billion Air Terminal Is Sinking, Airline Says




(Bloomberg) Kuala Lumpur International Airportís new budget passenger terminal is sinking, with cracks appearing in the taxiway and water forming pools that planes must drive through.

The defects could cause flight delays, increase wear and tear on planes and pose potential safety risks, according to AirAsia Bhd., the new terminalís biggest user. Though take offs and landings arenít affected, the carrier has asked Malaysian authorities to fix the problems before passengers get hurt, Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar said in an interview in Kuala Lumpur.

ďThe airport is still sinking,Ē Aireen said. The operator, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd., ďhas done some partial resurfacing, but what the airport actually needs is a permanent solution.Ē

Complaints about the new terminal cap a bad run for Malaysiaís aviation industry, after two deadly accidents for the national carrier -- the unsolved disappearance of Flight MH370 in March 2014 and the shooting down of another plane over Ukraine last July. Construction expenses for klia2, as the new terminal is known, ballooned from an initial estimate of about 1.7 billion ringgit ($446 million) to 4 billion ringgit. .................(more)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-26/kuala-lumpur-s-1-billion-air-terminal-is-sinking-airline-says




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libdem4life Jul 2015 #1

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Sun Jul 26, 2015, 10:04 PM

1. That's one bog OOPS. Where did the engineers go to school?

 

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