Sunday January 27, 2013
Passenger volume at Malaysian airports soar
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian airports saw an increase of more than three million passengers last year compared to the volume recorded in 2011, said the Transport Ministry.
The 4.77% rise in passenger movement saw the airports handle an increase of 8,463,223 passengers last year.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, in a statement yesterday, said the increase in passenger traffic was very encouraging, with Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) recording the highest number of passengers.
“To cope with the growing traffic, the Government has developed the KLIA2 which is expected to further boost operations,” he said.
KLIA recorded an increase of 5.71% in passenger movement with 39,857,150 passengers last year compared to 37,704,510 during the same period in 2011.
The Kota Kinabalu International Airport took the second place, registering a passenger movement of 5,840,369, an increase of 0.55% compared to the previous year, followed by the Penang International Airport with a 3.23% growth.