Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Passenger Movements At KLIA To Rise

Total passenger movements at KL International Airport (KLIA) in July 2010 rose to 3.025 million from 2.671 million in July 2009, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) in a statement last Friday.

In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, MAHB said international passengers amounted to 2.127 million while domestic about 899,000.

The airport operator said passenger movements for its other airports were 2.048 million in July this year compared with 1.895 million in the same month last year.

Aircraft movements at KLIA totalled 20,949 in July 2010 million compared with 19,329 in July last year.

Aircraft movements at other airports rose to 28,807 from 26,876.

These figures do not lie compared to figures collated by other relevant authorities. These will be scrutized by many stakeholders of the industry. They are not figures wanting additional allocation for promotion and what have you.

If you add up the figures with those numbers from other airports and include arrival by sea and national borders it will not total up to the figures given by the Ministry of Tourism bearing in mind that half the number were Malaysians returning home and many Singaporean doing their daily marketing in Johor Bahru. One has to be realistic, you will never achieve 36 million arrival next year, never.

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