With effective from March 3, 2003, Cathay Pacific passengers from Kuala Lumpur will be able to check in from downtown Kuala Lumpur at KL's City Air Terminal (XKL). This has been made possible as Cathay has appointed MAS as its ground handler at KL CAT. Cathay thus becomes the first foreign airline allowing its passengers to experience the City Air Terminal check-in services provided by Malaysia Airlines. Passengers are required to check-in at the KL CAT at least two hours before their flight departure.
Ms Vivian Lo, Cathay Pacific's Country Manager (Malaysia & Brunei), said that the downtown check-in facility situated on the fringe of downtown will save valuable time for their passengers. With similar services available at Cathay's check-in counters located at Hong Kong and Kowloon Train Station, Cathay's passengers can now enjoy a city to city convenient and seamless travel experience between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific currently operates 33 flights a week from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong, inclusive flights operated on code-share basis with MAS.
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PS: Surprised that SIA was not the first foreign airline to allow passengers to check in at KL CAT, given that SIA have the largest operations in KUL after MAS and maybe Air Asia.