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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

(The Star) MAHB records 5.7% increase in passenger traffic

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) registered 118.5 million passenger movement in 2016, up 5.7%, from 2015.
In a statement, the airports operator said international traffic rose 6.1% to 52.8 million passengers while domestic traffic recorded 65.7 million passenger traffic with a 5.4% growth compared with the same period in 2015.
“Overall aircraft movement grew 0.9% with international and domestic movement registering a growth of 1.5% and 0.6%, respectively,” it said.
Airports in Malaysia registered 88.8 million in passenger movement, a growth of 6.0% over 2015.
The international sector recorded a 8.0% improvement in passenger movement to 43.2 million over 2015.
Domestic traffic, on the other hand, recorded 45.6 million passenger movement, an improvement of 4.1%, over the same period in 2015. Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Langkawi, Alor Setar, Ipoh, Tawau and Mulu were among the airports that registered strong increase in traffic last year.
MAHB said the traffic growth of 6.0% last year was an indication of continuing latent demand for air travel.
“It is encouraging to note that international passenger growth momentum has picked up in the second half of 2016, improving from 5.0% in the first half to 11.0% in the second half,” it added.

MAHB said passenger traffic in 2017 was expected to continue to perform well in view of the upward trend in the second half of 2016. – Bernama