KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) recorded a substantial increase in flight frequencies by airlines at all airports in the country as it registered 1.4 million passenger movements in the month of August while aircraft traffic movements increased by 7% compared to the month prior.
MAHB said that international airports such as Penang, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, and Kuching also show a promising increase of 75%.
The increase in passenger is mainly due to the reopening of Malaysia and Singapore borders via the newly launched Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL). Scoot Airlines and Jetstar Asia together with three other local airlines are resuming operations for particular routes.
Domestic travel also got a boost due to the school holiday breaks, Independence Day, and Awal Muharram’s long weekends to go back to the family and relatives and visit local tourism destinations.
MAHB continues to see an increase in the flight frequencies as new routes are beginning to open up for both commercial and cargo operations.
The steady increase and a more relaxed restriction has lead to the passenger movements eclipsing the 1 million mark recorded in July.
Group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said that the domestic sector will still play a major factor in MAHB’s gradual traffic recovery.
A total of 90% of the total passenger is made up of domestic travel movements.
MAHB is happy to see the public regaining the confidence of air travel by the numbers of increased flight frequency.
Three foreign airlines: Pobeda, Jazeera, and Nile Air, also resumed their daily, and four-time weekly flights in the month of August.
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