KUALA LUMPUR: There were no flight disruptions due to rectification works carried out at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) since its opening in May 2014, the Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said.

The airport operator noted that on a daily average, total airline requirements for bay utilisation during the day were between 30 and 35 bays and the numbers increased to between 55 and 60 bays for night-stop parking.

“Despite the closure of some bays for scheduled rectification works, there are always at least 60 bays available during the day and 66 bays at night.

Hence, there has been no situation where airline operations were disrupted by bay closures,” MAHB said in a statement today.

MAHB also denied claims made by AirAsia on frequent bay changes that had affected its flight operations as data from the flight operations centre over the last few months showed that 85 per cent of bay changes resulted from requests made by airlines.

“There are a number of reasons of bay changes such as late arrivals and departures, aircraft swapping and the airline’s ground handlers towing the airplane the wrong bay,” it added. – BERNAMA