14 May 2015
In its Bursa filing, MAHB reported year-on-year passenger traffic growth of 4.6%, recording nine million movements as of April 2015.
Domestic traffic recorded 4.9 million passengers, an increase of 7.8% while international traffic recorded 4 million, an increase of 0.9% over the same corresponding period.
“This is the first positive for international passenger traffic for the year.”
KLIA handled four million passenger movements, a marginal increase of 0.01% in April 2015 compared to April 2014 – but still an improvement over the last three months performance.
KLIA Main terminal passengers declined by 6.9% while klia2 increased by 7.9%.Domestic traffic increased by 0.8%, while international traffic declined by 0.3%.
Overall aircraft movements at KLIA increased by 7.6% over April 2014. Domestic and international aircraft movements increased by 8.4% and 7.2% respectively.
MAHB said that although the international still remained in the negative, “we do foresee a positive turnaround in the international sector by May 2015.
“The decline in the China sector traffic has reduced significantly to 5% range.”
“There is also a reduction in the decline of the Middle East traffic. For April 2015, the South Asia traffic growth remained buoyant at 13.7%.
“Nepal which has been affected by the earthquake also recorded a positive of 10.5% for April 2015 but we foresee a short to medium term decline in the Nepal traffic from May 2015.”
Original Source: www.therakyatpost.com