KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s total passenger movements increased by 15 per cent to 6.7 million in March this year compared to the preceding month, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
The airport operator said in a statement that the increment was due to the resumption of various flight routes during the month as travel demand in the region continues to rise.
MAHB Managing director, Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood, said the active resumption of airline operations and routes at airports nationwide continues to give optimism on travel demand and he expects more new airlines to fly to Malaysia in the coming months.
“Indonesian low-cost carrier TransNusa Airlines has recently made its debut international flight to Kuala Lumpur from Jakarta this month, initially serving only domestic routes in Indonesia.
“TransNusa is the ninth airline with operations between Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, proving the route’s popularity and high demand,” he added.
MAHB said the international and domestic passenger movements in Malaysia continued to grow steadily in March this year, registering three million and 3.7 million passengers respectively.
Both sectors showed an increase in passenger movements by more than ten per cent each from the preceding month.
Last month’s year-to-date total passenger movements in Malaysia were 18.7 million, a 125 per cent increase from 8.3 million passengers during the same period last year.
On its asset in Turkiye, MAHB said Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SGIA) recorded 2.8 million passengers in Mar, which was a ten per cent increase over the previous month.
Total international passenger movements registered 1.5 million, while domestic passenger movements recorded 1.3 million passengers respectively.
Source: New Straits Times