MAHB records decline in passenger movement by 98 percent

The Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has announced that passenger movements through its system has seen a decline by 98.8 percent year-on-year last month.

The airport operator had only recorded 137,000 passengers amid the movement control order (MCO) enforcement.

According to a news report by Bernama, the international sector had registered a 99.3 percent decline with a passenger traffic of 39,000 in April while domestic passenger movements declined by 98.4 percent to 97,000 passengers.

MAHB further said April’s traffic performance at both Malaysia and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SGIA) were impacted by the MCO here in Malaysia and the announcement of the temporary suspension of Istanbul SGIA by the Turkish government.

According to the airline operator, on a last 12 month basis, its system recorded 121.6 million passenger movement, marking a 10 percent decline over the previous corresponding period.

Aircraft movements have also contracted by 91.6 percent with international and domestic aircraft movements diving by 92.9 percent and 90.7 percent, respectively over April 2019.

Local airlines have since recommenced to key domestic routes with minimal frequencies from April 29 and are ready to increase the number of flights following government endorsement.



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