The Penang State Government welcomes any proposal to develop a new airport in the State or the region

The Penang State Government welcomes any proposal to develop a new airport in the State or the region. However, the State is unaware of the two new airport proposals as reported in The Star today.

The Penang State Government will be going ahead with our plan to commission a study on the future needs of airport in the State and surrounding regions.

Meanwhile, the Penang State Government will wait for the proposals to be presented and provide our feedback thereafter.

The Penang State Government wants to reiterate our earlier position that any new airport proposal must not jeopardise the role and function of the Penang International Airport and the future development of the State.

The economy of Penang and its people must benefit from any such proposals.

Chow Kon Yeow
Penang Chief Minister
Media statement by Chow Kon Yeow in KOMTAR, George Town on Monday, 10th June 2019