today Malaysia Airlines is to extend its check-in facilities at Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal
in KL Sentral to passengers of Cathay Pacific flights operating out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
This has been made possible as Cathay Pacific has appointed MAS as its
ground handler at KL CAT.
Cathay Pacific thus becomes the first foreign airline
to offer its passengers the convenience of the City Air Terminal check-in services provided by Malaysia
passengers are still required to observe the minimum check-in time of two hours before their flight
departure at the City Air Terminal check-in services, which is similar to the
guidelines for MAS passengers checking-in at KL CAT.
Pleased with this expansion of MAS' KL CAT operations, its Senior General
Manager of Technical Ground Operations, En. Tajuden Abu Bakar said, "Currently, MAS is the only airline and ground handling agent at KL CAT.
With Cathay Pacific being the first foreign airline to use our check-in service
at KL CAT, we look forward to extending this concept to other foreign airlines operating out of KLIA. Towards this objective, MAS and Express Rail
Link (ERL) have embarked on a joint marketing programme to encourage more foreign airlines in KLIA, to take advantage of the facilities and services
at KL CAT."
Ms Vivian Lo, Cathay Pacific's Country Manager (Malaysia & Brunei), added
"The in-town check-in facility situated on the fringe of the city centre will
save valuable time for our passengers. With similar services available at our
check-in counters located at Hong Kong and Kowloon Train Station, our passengers can now enjoy a city to city convenient and seamless travel
experience between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong".
The number of passengers
using the City Air Terminal check-in services has increased three-fold to about 18,000 per month since it's introduction in April 2002.
Cathay Pacific currently operates 33 flights a week from Kuala Lumpur
to Hong Kong, inclusive of flights operated on code-share basis.