PUTRAJAYA, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, operator of 39 airports throughout Malaysia, is in advanced stage of talks with the government for the restructuring of RM856 million owed as concession payment, said its managing director Datuk Bashir Ahmad.
Also included in the financial restructuring exercise are the construction of a second satellite building (Satellite B) at KLIA, a terminal for low cost carriers (LCCs) and upgrading of KLIA for the operation of Airbus A380 aircraft, all planned for 2005, said Bashir.
Satellite B, planned to handle an additional 10 million passengers, would have similar floor areas with the existing Satellite A at 150,000 sq. metres. "It should be operational by 2008. We are in discussion with the government on this," he said.
Malaysia Airlines will receive their first of six A380's in 2007. I highly doubt it that any foreign airline will be flying to KUL with an A380 anytime soon.
Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4484 posts, RR: 19 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3238 times:
We are getting a brand new airport in 2008 (IND). The runways, taxiways, tarmacs, etc will be able to support the A380. But in the tradition of Indianapolis our fine city will make sure we have no chance of moving up the rankings by building a single A380 gate. Billion dollar facility and not a single A380 gate. Welcome to IND. Please set your clock back 25 years.
GoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
Not for 2006 (or 2007 or 2008 or ...). CLE probably will never see the A380. But 6R/24L is supposed to be eventually lengthened to 11250'x150' (from 8999x150) to accommodate long range service by CO with no firm date for construction to begin (although we can't even maintain year round 757 service to LGW, so long range CO service is an unlikely occurrence). Maybe they'll do some more infastructure improvements at the same time. Certainly an emergency diversion or cargo service is not out of the question, but not for a while. Personally, I think making improvements specifically for the A380 at CLE would be a waste of money, not to mention political capital.
"Why you fly is your business, how you fly is ours"
UAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2331 posts, RR: 11 Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2727 times:
My home airport DEN is completely ready. DEN can handle the A380 on any one of its 6 runways but has a new 16,000ft long and 200ft wide runway that will allow the A380 to take off full in the middle of summer without any problems or even disruptions to any other runways or taxiways. DEN has a very spread out open airfield and unique concourse design that will allow superjumbos to arrive and depart without disrupting the movements of other aircraft, this is something that I do not think you will not find at any other airport at this time. At other airports when at A380 is taxing other movements will have to stop due to the large wing span.
Now I know that A380's are not expected in DEN anytime in the near future but I have hope that DEN will be used as a sort of A380 hub. It has been talked about that since the airports in the US that would receive A380 service are not going to be A380 friendly it would be nice to have a place like DEN that would receive the A380's and then pax would catch a connecting flight to their final destination. Now for this to work effectively the US would have to have open skies agreements letting airlines originate flights from this
"A380 hub" to a few larger cities like NY and the California area. The other way that could work is through alliance partners. I know that I didn't explain myself as well as I would like but I hope you can get the picture, I will try to find a link to the article that I read about this they do a better job of painting the picture of how this would work. Anyways I think that it would be a great idea and that DEN would be the best place for this A380 hub considering its 4 hours to any major city in the US and plenty large enough to handle multiple flights per day.
Just my thoughts, tell me what you think about this idea..
Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2641 times:
IAD-80% chance not. No airlines are planning to fly the A380 anywhere near DC-unless virgin or air france decided to replace the 777s and a340s on their routes. Airbus is working with several airports with the a380,and IAD is one of them. Im sure it will fly in there someday,but not in 2006.