MAHB records 3.1% growth in passenger movement

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has recorded 11.1 million passenger movements in January 2019, including the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SGIA) in Turkey, a 3.1% growth over the corresponding period last year.

The airport operator said the international sector registered 2.5% growth with 5.4 million passenger movements in January 2019 while the domestic sector grew 3.6%, registering 5.7 million passengers.

“On a 12-month basis, the total MAHB network of airports grew 3.7%, registering 133.5 million passenger movements, the highest to date,” it said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia yesterday.

MAHB said passenger movements at airports in Malaysia grew 3.2% in January 2019, registering 8.4 million passengers, while domestic and international passenger movements grew by 7.1% and 0.004% to 3.9 million and 4.4 million passengers, respectively.

“Istanbul SGIA recorded 2.8 million passenger movements, a growth of 2.6% in January 2019. International passenger movements grew 15.4% with 1.0 million passengers while domestic passenger movements declined 3.2% with 1.8 million passengers,” it added.

MAHB said overall aircraft movements decreased by 0.5% in January while international and domestic aircraft movements decreased 0.7% and 0.3%, respectively, compared with January 2018. — Bernama

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