KUALA LUMPUR — June 29, 2016: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has made it clear that it reserves the right to maintain the klia2 brand, including resorting to legal action.
Following the recent controversy started by AirAsia’s decision to change the klia2 brand to low-cost carrier terminal 2 (LCCT2), MAHB Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said it was unnecessary to do so to prevent confusion among passengers.
“The proposed name change was already causing confusion among passengers. I heard that many passengers have gone to the old LCCT. So why create the fuss and confusion?
“The brand stays. I hope Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai will inform AirAsia and we will see what happens next,” he told Bernama after breaking fast at the news agency’s headquarters last night.
At the same time, MAHB welcomes discussions with the transport ministry and AirAsia to sort out the root of the issue.
“That (the discussion) is no problem for me but changing the brand name is uncalled for”, remarked Badlisham.
Yesterday, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said he would be meet Liow today to discuss the proposed name change.
The low-cost airline suggested renaming klia2 as LCCT2 but the ministry had said last week that there would be no change in the name.