Malaysia airports see 2014 growth

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) group recorded an eight per cent growth in cargo movements during 2014 over the previous year, registering a volume of 1.01 million tonnes - the highest cargo volume handled by the Malaysia Airports system since 2006 - while aircraft movements recorded a growth of 7.3 per cent.


Malaysia airports see 2014 growth


Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) group recorded an eight per cent growth in cargo movements during 2014 over the previous year, registering a volume of 1.01 million tonnes – the highest cargo volume handled by the Malaysia Airports system since 2006 – while aircraft movements recorded a growth of 7.3 per cent.

 

Cargo movements at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) registered  758,060 metric tonnes of the total, the highest ever handled at KLIA. Malaysia’s main hub also registered 339,680 aircraft movements for 2014 with a total of 62 airlines operating from KLIA to 126 destinations.

The airport group also recorded 83.3 million passenger movements in 2014, an increase of 4.7 per cent from a year earlier , but this was below its expectations due to the unprecedented twin tragedies involving Malaysia Airlines.

“The impact from MH370 was significant for the China sector and also sentiment more generally, as closure in the form of official incident findings seem to be elusive at this juncture,” MAHB  said. In contrast, MH17 caused a dent in the Europe sector traffic to KLIA and resultant flows to other airports both domestic and in South-East Asia.