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Malaysia Airports Achieves New Recovery Milestone With Over 10 Million Passengers Movements In June 2023

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Malaysia Airports Group achieved a new recovery milestone for handling over 10 million passengers in June 2023, the highest since the global shutdown in March 2020. Its network of airports in Malaysia and Turkey continued to showcase consistent passenger growth by recording a new high of 4.9 million total international passenger movements for June 2023, an increase of 7.1% from the preceding month. Meanwhile, total domestic passenger movements maintained above the 5.0 million mark for the second consecutive month in June 2023 at 5.3 million. On the whole, for 1H 2023, the Group recorded 56.1 million passenger movements, reaching 82% of 2019 pre-pandemic levels over the same corresponding period.

Managing Director of Malaysia Airports, Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood said, “Our network of airports are progressing in tandem with the gradual global and regional traffic recovery. For example, the total passenger movements for the first half of 2023 for airports in Malaysia recorded 38.9 million passengers as international traffic gained ground supported by positive developments, while the domestic sector continued to lead traffic recovery momentum. The recommencement of 45 airlines and the commencement of 2 new airlines namely, T’way Air and TransNusa boosted total airlines seat capacity recovery to 75% at 50.5 million in 1H23 compared to 1H19 at 67.3 million. In addition, the total average load factor for 1H23 exceeded 1H19 by 1.2 percentage points registering at 76.1%, with a higher average load factor recorded each month during the first half of 2023 except for the month of Ramadhan, providing optimism for further growth in seat capacity towards the path of traffic recovery. ”

For June 2023, operations in Malaysia recorded close to 7 million passengers movements, increasing by 2% from the preceding month. International passenger movements in Malaysia for the first time recorded more than 3 million passengers at 3.2 million, which was also an increase by 7% when compared to May 2023. The traffic momentum for domestic passenger movements continues to record above the 3 million mark since December 2022. Malaysia’s performance continues to contribute to nearly 70% of the Group’s total global passenger movements at 10.2 million passengers
last month.

Meanwhile, in Türkiye, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) reached a significant milestone, recording the highest total passenger movements since March 2020 with 3.3 million passengers for June 2023 and has completely restored to 2019 pre-pandemic levels with a growth of 4.4% in June and 1.5% for 1H2023 respectively. June 2023 also saw SAW recording another new high for International passenger movements at 1.7 million passengers, while domestic passenger movements registered 1.6 million passengers, an increase of 7.2% and 3.7% respectively from the preceding month.