KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1:
Malaysia Airports has been advised by the Kuala Lumpur Aviation Fuelling System (KAFS) that there was a pressure drop in their jet fueling system, thus prompting the decision to close the aircraft bays at KLIA2.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) said as an airport operator that considers airport and passenger safety a matter of priority, Malaysia Airports views this matter seriously.
“While there is no immediate cause for concern, this measure is taken as a safety precaution, as well as to allow KAFS to perform a thorough check.
“This temporary closure of bays K2-K18 is estimated to last until midnight on Sunday, Aug 3,” the corporate communications department said in a press statement.
Malaysia Airports has had meetings with all relevant stakeholders, including major airline operators operating from KLIA2, in order to keep all parties updated.
“It does not anticipate any major disruption to airport operations, as the terminal has sufficient parking bays for airlines to use. Malaysia Airports will continue to work very closely with all our affected stakeholders to ensure that passengers will not be inconvenienced.
“As part of its operating procedure, Malaysia Airports has also informed the Department of Environment (DOE) on the matter. Malaysia Airports will be guided by KAFS in facilitating any possible repair works.”