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Passenger movements surge again at Malaysian airports

Malaysia Airports (MAHB) says passenger movements grew by 23.5% in October at airports across the Asian county, compared to the same month in 2012.

According to the operator, more than 6.83 million travellers passed through airports, which included 3.23 million international passengers, up 18.7% on 2012.

MAHB says international and domestic growth traffic were underpinned by the steady travel demand of both inbound tourists and local travellers, additional airlines’ seats capacity, new airlines operation, the VMY 2014 campaign, route expansions, new airlines fleets and competitive air fares.

Malaysia's busiest airport Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) saw passenger numbers rise by 23.1% in the month compared to October 2012, with 4.07 million handled.

MAHB says 64.16 million travellers have now passed through its airports so far in 2013, an increase of 17.3% on 2012 and a record for the first 10 months of a year.

Aircraft movements grew by 20.2% in October, the highest growth for a month this year reaching 65,979 movements and so far this year they are up 13.3% on 2012.


Cargo movements in October registered a 1.7% increase over October 2012 and so far this year 762,000 metric tonnes of cargo have been handled at Malaysian airports.

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