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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

MAHB records 8.3mil passenger movements in October


Malaysia Airports said China’s recent announcement to ease its Covid-19 measures provided even greater optimism for the aviation sector.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) passenger movements for its network of airports continued to grow steadily with 8.3 million movements recorded in October 2022, reaching 71.1% of the October 2019 level.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, MAHB said Malaysia’s traffic recovery contributed significantly to the increase in the group’s total passenger movements in the month, which accounted for 65% of the total number.

The local performance continued to be driven by the progressive relaxation of travel protocols across the region, supported by the airlines’ additional frequencies and the introduction of new routes.

Malaysian traffic recorded more than five million passengers for the second consecutive month (5.4 million passenger movements for October 2022), hitting 63.2% of the October 2019 level.

“International passenger movements recorded 2.1 million passengers, surpassing two million passengers for the first time since March 2020, while the domestic sector registered 3.3 million passenger movements in October 2022,” MAHB said.

Meanwhile, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport’s (SGIA) total passenger movements amounted to 2.9 million passengers in October 2022, trending close to pre-Covid levels and reached 92.6% of the October 2019 level.

International passenger movements totalled 1.6 million passengers and had been stable, well above the 1.5 million mark for the past three months.

“Domestic passenger movements there registered 1.4 million passengers and was at 74.2% of the October 2019 level,” the airport operator said.

Overall, MAHB recorded 66.5 million passenger movements in the first 10 months of 2022, reaching 56.9% of the levels seen in the corresponding period in 2019.

It said China’s recent announcement to ease its Covid-19 measures provided optimism for the aviation sector, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, as it signalled the republic’s readiness to move towards normalisation gradually. - FMT

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