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MAHB’s July passenger traffic up 5.1%

Thursday, 11 August 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR: Passenger traffic for Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) system of airports in July rose 5.1% to 10.5 million from the same period last year.

The passenger traffic volume was also contributed by the Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SGIA) (pic).

“It is the highest passenger volume handled by the system of airports for a month to-date, and it was partly due to the Raya festive season and long holidays,” MAHB said in a statement.

The airport operator said most airports in the regions also recorded positive growth in July 2016, except in Europe and Africa.

Domestic traffic for the month was recorded at 5.8 million passengers, up 4.2% year-on-year and also the highest passenger traffic achieved for a month.

International traffic recorded 4.7 million passengers, an increase of 6.2% compared to the same period a year ago.

On a year-to-date basis, the total MAHB system registered 4.4% growth with 68 million passengers. On a last-twelve-month basis, the total MAHB system registered 4.3% growth with 115 million passengers, while overall aircraft movements declined by 1.3% with international and domestic movements registering a decrease of 0.8% and 1.6% respectively over July 2015.

Overall aircraft movements decreased by 1.8% with a reduction in international and domestic movements by 1.1% and 2.2% respectively over July 2015.

However, overall average load factor improved in July 2016 by 5.9 percentage points for domestic and 7.1 percentage points for international movements compared to the same month last year.

The average load factor for July 2016 was 78%. — Bernama

Source by: The Star Online

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