New Celcom Lounge at klia2

Celcom has recently launched a new exclusive lounge at klia2, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). Other than the usual amenities, passengers will be able to pay their bills and ask about their roaming needs. The lounge is available for customers of the following packages:

  • Celcom First Elite
  • Celcom First for Business
  • Celcom First for Enterprise

 

Specialists from Celcom, also known as Celcom Telecommunications Specialist will be available to help users with:

  • Roaming needs
  • Bill payments
  • Travel tips

 

Amenities available include complimentary refreshments and snacks, internet access and luggage storage. Passengers can have discussions with the Specialists for their communication needs.

Unfortunately, prepaid users are not eligible to use the lounge. We think it might be good for Celcom to provide the lounge access to other Celcom users at a fee.

Celcom is a leading mobile telecommunications provider in Malaysia. It is part of Axiata Group, which also has business presence in Asia, primarily concentrating on Southeast Asia region.

klia2 is a low-cost, purpose-built terminal located in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Unlike Main Terminal Building (MTB), klia2 does not cater for full service carriers (FSCs). Although AirAsia is the primary airline for the terminal, other airlines utilizing klia2 include but not limited to Malindo Air and Tiger Air.

Source: Celcom website

Airbus A350XWB Asian Tour: Malaysia

Airbus A350XWB - (C) Airbus. Photo by J V Reymondon
Airbus A350XWB – (C) Airbus. Photo by J V Reymondon

A350XWB is a mid-size passenger airplane made by the famous European airplane manufacturer, Airbus. XWB in its name designation is eXtra-Wide Body,  indicating its advancement in widebody airplane manufacturing.

A350XWB uses Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine, the largest turbofan engine (by fan diameter size) ever built for mass-produced aircraft. At 118 inch diameter, the fan diameter is even larger than those on A380 jumbo jet.

The only Malaysian airliner that placed firm order on A350XWB is AirAsia X, which sees the purchase of airplane fits well with their long-term strategy.

Recently Airbus A350XWB has made Malaysia as its final stop for its Asian tour. The airplane landed at KUL – KL International Airport (KLIA) and make a short turnaround flight the following day. Only selected crew members of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and press were invited as part of this program.

Since we are not able to be there for our much-cherished A350XWB, check out some tweets by @Airbus account:

 

 

And on the next day:

 

 

After Malaysia, the A350XWB is now back in Toulouse, France. Toulouse is a city where the final assembly of most Airbus airplanes take place.

 

 

Involvement of Jurukur Bahan Antara in Airport Construction / Renovation Projects

Jurukur Bahan Antara, a cost consultation company has been involved with several renovation and construction projects at some of the airports in Malaysia.

Here are the details:

  • Proposed Construction of a New Terminal Building and Parking Apron at Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Kota Bharu, Kelantan for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 52 million)
  • Proposed Construction of a New Terminal Building at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Alor Setar, Kedah for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 83 million)
  • Proposed Design, Build, Testing And Commissioning For Upgrading for New Large Aircraft (A380) Operations at KLIA International,Sepang, Malaysia for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 100 million)

Source: BQSM.gov.my website