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Mahb: Number of passengers at airports down 9.2%

Posted on: April 12, 2009

Bernama – Saturday, April 11

KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 (Bernama) — The number of passengers at the airports operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) fell 9.2 percent to 3.274 million in February 2009 compared to 3.606 million in the same month last year.

The number of passengers for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang declined 8.9 percent to 1.901 million from 2.087 million a year ago, MAHB said in an announcement on Bursa Malaysia today.

It said that international passengers at the country’s main airport dropped 8.4 percent to 1.268 million while domestic passengers fell 9.8 percent to 633,378.

For other airports operated by the group, international passengers declined 15.2 percent to 201,797 while domestic passengers went down 8.6 percent to 1,171 million.

MAHB said that cargo volume also fell in February 2009, by 20.5 percent to 58.967 million kg from 73.855 million kg in the same month last year.

International cargo movements at KLIA dropped 21.6 percent to 38.088 million kg while domestic cargo went down 7.9 percent to 3.744 million kg, it said.

Cargo movements at the other airports declined 20.6 percent to 16.864 kg, with international cargo down 38.2 percent to 9.096 million kg but domestic cargo rose 19.2 percent to 7.768 million kg.

Aircraft movements went down 0.4 percent to 38,714 movements in February 2009, MAHB said.

It added that aircraft movements at KLIA rose 1.4 percent to 16,482 but those at other airports declined 1.6 percent to 22,232. — BERNAMA



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