Thursday December 12, 2013
CONVENIENT: KL City Airport buses pick up passengers from various places in the city
CITY folk and tourists can look forward to using the new KL City Airport bus service when heading for the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Skypark) or commonly known as Subang Airport.
Operated by Konsortium Transnasional Bhd (KTB), the service will gradually cover five routes. The first route, which has been in service since last month, takes passengers from the Pekeliling bus terminal to Subang airport. It has pick-up and drop-off points at Plaza Damas, eCurve Mutiara Damansara and Kelana Jaya LRT station.
There will be at least 16 new pick-up points in the coming months for the four additional routes which have been approved by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). A total of 20 buses ply the routes.
About 500 passengers consisting of airport staff, pilots and cabin crew have to date been using this service.
The service is aimed at providing bus accessibility to the general public living within the vicinities of the pick-up points to Skypark.
"We hope that this latest innovation meets the community's demand for safe, comfortable and efficient transport services," said KTB managing director Datuk Seri Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.
Pick-ups from Pekeliling terminal starts at 6am while at Skypark, it starts at 7.30am. Intervals are between 30 minutes to an hour.
KL City Airport also provides a more frequent service from the Kelana Jaya LRT station to facilitate Rapid LRT users going to Skypark.
The wide floor without steps allow passengers to carry or pull their luggage on the bus.
There are also compartments for big and small luggage.
Present to launch the KL City Airport service was SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Syed Albar who was happy that the buses are disabled-friendly.
"I'm glad to see bus operators taking it upon themselves to provide facilities when they see the opportunity instead of waiting for the government to take action.
"SPAD wants to maximise the use of buses for the benefit of the public. Therefore, we encourage bus operators to come up with more creative and innovative services," he said.
Tickets, priced between RM1.50 and RM9 depending on pick-up points, are available on the bus.
The handicapped, elderly and children enjoy a fare discount of 25 per cent.
Prepaid cards will be introduced and frequent travellers who top up a minimum of RM100 are entitled to additional values.
In addition, KL City Airport will also provide "lunch service" buses for Skypark residents who wish to go for lunch at Citta Mall for a return fare of RM1.
Read more: Feeder bus service to Skypark - Central - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/central/feeder-bus-service-to-skypark-1.429594#ixzz32EACovp3