Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has revealed plans to redevelop Terminal 2 of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SAAS, Subang Airport) into state-of-the-art hangarages for business aviation.
The redevelopment of Terminal 2 is driven by demand from local champions currently operating at the airport such as Smooth Route Sdn Bhd and Berjaya Air Sdn Bhd, reported Bernama.
“Both Berjaya Air and Smooth Route have committed to taking up the additional space offered at the new facility,” said MAHB.
“As such, the government’s approval of the SAAS Regeneration plan in the nearest time is vital to cater to the expansion needs of these industry players,” it added as quoted by Bernama.
Terminal 2 will be redeveloped into hangarages to accommodate the expansion and relocation of the airport’s existing business aviation operator-tenants, according to MAHB.
“The overall tenant relocation exercise or programme will be done in phases to demolish old hangar structures and develop new ones as replacement, of which the redevelopment of the former Terminal 2 into hangarages will serve as the critical first phase of this tenant relocation exercise,” explained MAHB.
The new hangars will be developed to be in full compliance with security, safety and authority requirements as well as to meet tenants’ operational needs.
Aside from increasing Subang Aerotech Park’s overall capacity by 280%, the redevelopment will also further the ambition of Malaysia to make SAAS Airport the preferred aerospace and business aviation hub within the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.