NACO (Netherlands Airports Consultants) has announced that it was recently requested by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad to develop the future vision and master plan for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
With this initiative, Malaysia Airports is preparing KLIA for its future growth and also ensuring its readiness to embrace Airports 4.0, thus improving the total airport experience for airport users. Malaysia Airports is said to be one of the world’s top five airport operator groups in terms of number of passengers handled and operates 39 airports in Malaysia. The company also owns Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Turkey and has investment holdings in Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in India.
For decades, NACO has been involved in laying the groundworks for successful airports of the future, as original designer of airports such as Changi (Singapore), Schiphol (The Netherlands) and Suvarnabhumi (Thailand). Today, the company is at the forefront of applying its vision on new technology and digitisation to airports, such as integration of the ‘Happy Flow’ in its design for Aruba Airport’s expansion and ‘security as a service’ and baggage innovations at Schiphol. All these innovations are designed to improve the total airport experience for both passengers and stakeholders - a core focus for KLIA’s future vision.