Transport minister: Subang airport to be turned into green airport
SEPANG, March 7 — The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS) in Subang, Selangor will be developed into a green airport, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today.
Issues concerning pollution will be dealt with prior to the airport’s development, he told reporters at a press conference at AirAsia RedQ today.
“The whole airport will be developed into a green airport so environmental issues will be taken into account before any operations begin,” he said.
Loke said allowing jet services to return to LTSAAS should not be an issue with the new generation of aircraft, in response to concerns that it could cause noise pollution for residents nearby.
“We’re talking about new generation aircraft,” he said.
The deadline given by the transport ministry to Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad to submit its development plans is the end of this quarter.
Last Friday, Loke said that the plan is to make LTSAAS into a city airport which could be marketed towards premium and business classes for the business community.
He said that LTSAAS, along with the Penang International Airport (PIA), will be upgraded.
This is because the PIA is one of the busiest airports in the country while the LTSAAS was an important asset, he explained.
At the tabling of the new Budget 2023, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that PIA and LTSAAS would be upgraded to support and attract the influx of investors, businessmen and tourists.