Malaysian airports' passenger traffic up 4.3% in November

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) handled 4.3% more passengers in November compared with the same period a year ago, with traffic boosted by growth from both international and domestic passenger movements.

A total of 8.27 million passengers passed through the 39 airports it operates in Malaysia last month, compared with 7.93 million in November 2017.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, the airport operator said international sector recorded a growth of 4% to 4.3 million passenger movements, while domestic sector was up 4.6% to 4 million passengers.

Aircraft movements rose by 5.1%, with average load factor at 74.4% in November, down 1.4 percentage points from November 2017.

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang handled 4.99 million passengers in November, up 3.3% from 4.83 million passengers recorded a year ago.

Out of this, passenger traffic at KLIA Main Terminal rose 2.1% to 2.32 million in November, while klia2 saw a 4.4% increase in traffic to 2.67 million.

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