JOHOR BAHRU, 15 May 2020 – Senai International Airport is all set with upgraded travelling procedures and new measures to ensure passengers’ health safety as airlines resume more domestic flights in stages for the upcoming weeks.

Amongst the additional measures and procedures include requiring all passengers and airport users to wear face mask and undergo body temperature screening at the airport entrance with only those temperature below 37.5ºC will be allowed to enter the building. To ensure the procedure implementation, the entry and exit to the terminal building is limited to the main entrance only and is controlled by the Aviation Security personnel.

Senai International Airport has also taken its initiative to encourage social distancing by placing 1-meter separation markings at the common areas including at the check-in counters, seating areas, boarding gates, elevators, baggage pick-up area and others. Meanwhile, hand sanitizers, soap and water are made available around the terminal area and washrooms to encourage good personal hygiene amongst the airport users.

Chief Executive Officer of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, Md Derick Basir said, “We have been working closely together with Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Johor, since the Pre-Movement Control Order by stepping up preventive measures and controls to minimize the risk of infection of COVID-19 at the airport.”

“Apart from continuous disinfecting and sanitizing of high usage areas, the airport has recently undergone a full-scale disinfection exercise in cooperation with Johor State Fire and Rescue Department to protect our airport users.”

Md Derick also added, “We have also engaged with our retailers and tenants to ensure that they are following the SOP guidelines introduced by the Government. With all these procedures and measures in place, we hope that the public will have more confidence to travel as the market slowly opens”.

With the new travelling procedures implemented, passengers are advised to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before departure time to avoid long queue. Passengers are also encouraged to use online check-in to save time and ensure smooth travel.

About Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd

Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, a Member of MMC Group, is the airport operator for Senai International Airport or formerly known as Sultan Ismail International Airport. Built in 1974, the airport was operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad until November 2003 and subsequently acquired by Senai Airport Terminal Services which later acquired by MMC
Corporation Berhad in 2009.

Senai International Airport serves as the aviation gateway for Iskandar Malaysia and southern region and is dedicated to providing routes and services essential to cater the needs of both tourism and business traveler. Equipped with 3,800-metres runway, Senai International Airport can handle aircraft ranging from small Cessna’s to large jets such as Airbus A380 and Antonov 125. Currently, there are 5 airlines operating in Senai International Airport.

In 2018, Senai International Airport was named ‘Asia Pacific Regional Airport of the Year 2018’ under category less than 10 million annual passengers at the CAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Awards for Excellence 2018 for its leading role in using new biometrics technology and its support of the LCC model, which has driven rapid growth.

In January 2019, SATSSB entered into a contract with Sanzbury Stead Sdn Bhd (Sanzbury Stead), a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), to manage the operations and maintenance services of Kertih Airport for three years.

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About MMC Corporation Berhad
MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC Group) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Industrial Development.

Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics division include the port operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional Berhad, a logistics provider. Internationally, MMC has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

Under the Energy and Utilities division, MMC is the single largest shareholder of both Malakoff Corporation Berhad, the country’s largest Independent Power Producer and Gas Malaysia Berhad, a total energy solutions provider.

MMC’s Engineering division has played a leading role for the implementation of the entire project including the underground works package in completing the 51 km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang project (SBK Line) and is now the main contractor for the entire Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya project (SSP Line). MMC is also currently, undertaking
key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant. Notably, MMC completed the 329 km Ipoh- Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project and the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.

Under Industrial Development, MMC Group's Property develops and manages close to 6,000 acres of industrial developments in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Kulim, Kedah, which includes the Senai Airport City, Tanjung Bin Petrochemical & Maritime Industrial Centre and the Northern Technocity.

In other businesses, MMC wholly-owns Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, a company which specialises in the full spectrum of water treatment and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – an emerging southern aviation hub and important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia.

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Tel : +6019 601 1017 / +607 599 4500 (extension 1567),

Azlina Ashar, Head of Group Corporate Communications, MMC Corporation Berhad
Tel: +6019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124, Fax: +603 2026 2431,