Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, or MAHB is a major airport operation company in Malaysia. It is among the top public listed companies in Bursa Malaysia. MAHB is a government-linked company (GLC) which trades under stock code 5014.
Perhaps the most significant association that MAHB has is with the high profile KLIA and klia2 international airports. The company was founded in 1991 which employs more than 10,000 employees in its payroll. The company is under national sovereign fund company Khazanah Nasional where MAHB has already won several awards over the years for offering world-class services in its airports.
Awards and subsidiaries
It must be noted that MAHB owns more than just the 2 major airports in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, the company owns most of the airports that operate in Malaysia, serving domestic and international routes. Among the subsidiaries include:
- KL Airport Hotel Sdn Bhd
- MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sdn. Bhd
- Malaysia Airports Sdn. Bhd.
- MA Consultancy Services Sdn. Bhd. (MACS)
- Malaysia Airports (Niaga) Sdn. Bhd.
- Urusan Teknologi Wawasan Sdn. Bhd. (UTW)
- Malaysia International Aerospace Centre Sdn. Bhd. (MIAC)
As an airport operator, there is not much competition for MAHB. As the holding company, it went public in 1999 where it became the first to be listed in Asia. In the world, MAHB is the sixth airport operating company to be listed. It can be seen that the KLIA International Airport is the main hub and airport for MAHB and it uses the TAMS or Total Airport Management System which automates most of the processes involved including:
- Management of air traffic
- Handling of baggages
- Passenger check-in
- Flight information system
- and many others
The efficiency of such systems will be imperative to providing positive perceptions for MAHB.