KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Airports recorded an increase in passenger traffic since the Recovery movement control order was implemented on June 10.
According to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the total passengers at the airport increased by three times to 1.3 million in July.
MAHB attributed these gains mainly on domestic travel by local due to domestic tourism since there was an imposed restriction by the government for a flight overseas.
The growth is a sign that there increasing confidence from the public to resume air travel domestically.
There are currently 27 airline companies operating with international flight routes to over 30 cities in 20 countries. 14 of these airlines cater to the flight for repatriation.
MAHB also recorded an increase in cargo capacity that is resulting in increasing aircraft movements. A number of local carriers have also converted their passenger flights to cargo flights to accommodate the transfer of goods.
MAHB group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said that this a welcome news for the airline industry as it reinforces the optimism that the airline industry will return back to normal.
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