Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd (Senai International Airport), a Member of MMC Group was named ‘Asia Pacific Regional Airport of the Year 2018’ under category less than 10 million annual passengers at the recent CAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Awards for Excellence 2018.
CAPA’s Aviation Awards for Excellence is regarded as the pre-eminent awards for strategic excellence in aviation held annually with two award events, one covering the global industry and another for Asia Pacific including the Middle East. The awards are independently researched by an independent international panel of judges and not driven by customer surveys or sponsorship.
The Asia Pacific Regional Airport of the Year 2018 Award was presented to Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd by CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison at a gala ceremony held in Sentosa, Singapore.
Dato’ Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, the Chairman of Senai International Airport remarked, “We are truly honoured and excited to receive this Award as it signifies our presence in the aviation industry and recognises our unwavering efforts in providing value added services for our customers and passengers.”
Senai International Airport was selected for its leading role in using new biometrics technology and its support of the LCC model, which has driven rapid growth.
In early 2018 Senai International Airport became the first airport in Asia to implement AirAsia’s Fast Airport Clearance Experience System (FACES), a cutting-edge biometrics technology providing a seamless self-service travel experience from check-in to boarding gates.
The airport welcomed its first three millionth passengers in 2017 and passenger traffic has nearly tripled over the last six years with at least 10% growth every year since 2013. International traffic has grown from only 17,000 passengers in 2012 to 444,000 passengers in 2017.
Senai International Airport is currently connected to 19 destinations, including 12 domestic and seven international links.