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MAHB Reports 25.8 Per Cent Increase In Passenger Movements For January
In a filing to Bursa Malaysia today, MAHB said the traffic performance was a record for January.
"The increase was contributed by Chinese New Year, sound traffic performance by new airlines which began operations last year, aggressive routes and capacity expansion of local carriers and oneworld effect.
"It is also contributed by competitive airfares and Visit Malaysia 2014 campaign," it said.
MAHB said KLIA passenger movements increased by 24.2 per cent to 4.23 million passenger movements compared with January 2013.
International passengers grew by 22.8 per cent while domestic passengers grew by 27.7 per cent, it said.
It said KLIA's main terminal passenger volume continued last year's high growth by 29 per cent to 2.24 million while the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal grew by 19.2 per cent handling 1.99 million passengers in January 2014.
Cargo movements registered 10 per cent increase compared with January 2013, reaching 78,283 metric tonnes, it said.
MAHB said January 2014 aircraft movements grew by 16.5 per cent, registering 65,889 movements, while average load factor continued to remain above the 72 per cent range.
It said the double-digit expansion in airlines seat capacity for the immediate months ahead would provide optimism that growth would continue to the next half of 2014.
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