ExecuJet Europe (Switzerland) (VCN, Zurich) has announced it will expand its base at Kuala Lumpur Subang and build a new maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at the Malaysian airport, doubling its capacity there.

The business charter specialist, a unit of Luxaviation (LXA, Luxembourg), already operates a 64,000 square foot (5,900 square metre) hangar and office area at the airport. The new facility will double the size of ExecuJet's base.

"We selected Subang Airport as our South East Asia hub for all MRO activities due to its centralised location, high traffic and ease of doing business. The existing facility attracts clients from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia and China and by expanding our presence, we will be able to offer an even greater service to a larger number of clients," Executive Vice President MRO, Luxaviation Group Graeme Duckworth said.

The Malaysian government is trying to establish Subang as a leading MRO and technology hub in the region and has recently also inked agreements with Daher, XPeranti, and Sigfox regarding their presence at the airport.

Besides the MRO activity and sizeable business charter traffic, Subang is also a base for Firefly and Malindo Air which operate predominantly domestic scheduled services with Avions de Transport RĂ©gional turboprop equipment. The airport also sees scheduled cargo services operated by Raya Airways.