KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has continued to record more than 11 million passenger movements for the second consecutive month in August at its network of airports in Malaysia and Turkiye.
The airport operator said Malaysia accounted for more than 66% or 7.4 million of the total 11.2 million passengers.Meanwhile, the group’s Turkiye operations registered 3.8 million passenger movements – a 3% increase from the 3.7 million passengers registered in July 2023, it said in a statement yesterday.
Airports in Malaysia registered 3.5 million and 3.9 million passengers for the international and domestic sectors respectively in August.
The month also saw the highest average total daily passenger movements for the year-to-date at 240,000 passengers.
“This was partly driven by the six state elections on Aug 12, the extra public holiday declared on Aug 13 post-elections, and the National Day celebration that coincided with the school holidays.
“Traffic movements are displaying a trend that is similar to pre-pandemic periods where traffic peaks during festive seasons, school holidays and public holidays, indicating that travel trends are gradually normalising,” it said.
According to MAHB, more airlines have also restructured their routes with available active fleets that are in operation, resulting in more flights to the North-East Asia region as well as the resumption of routes to pre-pandemic destinations. — Bernama