SEPANG: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) today launched the country’s first outdoor aircraft observing deck (Anjung Spotter) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The deck is located at Jalan Pekeliling next to Runway 32 Left (32L) which MAHB said well-positioned to be the next joyful experience and insta-worthy spot for aviation aficionados.
Built at a cost of RM300,000, the deck is constructed within the 10km x 10km perimeters of KLIA aims to create a joyful experience for both Malaysians and international visitors.
Group chief executive officer Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin said it was the brainchild of MAHB’s social media team who listened and worked closely with friends from the aviation community.
With the new elevated facility that can accommodate 40 people, the public can also enjoy and capture panoramic moments of various aircraft taking off and landing from a strategic location.
Raja Azmi said the deck is a symbol of MAHB’s commitment in elevating the airport experience while creating a joyful memories for guests.
“Previously, we used to see the entire family enjoying delicious meals near the airport while they watch planes fly past them.
“These days, young enthusiasts planes spotters armed with cameras are spending their evenings near airports across the nation just to take pictures shots of the beautiful flying planes,” he said.
Raja Azmi said the airport operator planned to make the deck a must visit destination for guests setting foot at KLIA.
“There are currently many international plane spotters who fly to Malaysia to meet up with their counterparts here before going on a photography adventure at the airport,” he added.
Also present include MAHB chairman Tan Sri Zainun Ali, MAHB chief operating officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh and AirAsia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Royal Malaysian Air Force Commander Air Region 1 Major General Datuk Zahani Zainal Abidin.