Malaysia's aviation industry recovers from Covid

By VNA   May 2, 2024 | 05:13 pm PT
Malaysia's aviation industry recovers from Covid
Travelers arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, 2021. Photo by Reuters
Malaysia's air passenger volume rose 16.1% year on year to 22.6 million in the first quarter, showing a recovery trajectory from Covid.

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) said in a statement on May 2 that the increase was primarily driven by international air transport, which surged by 39.9% year on year to 11.9 million passengers.

Quarterly domestic air passenger volume, however, dipped 2.3% year on year to 10.7 million.

Mavcom Executive Chairman Saripuddin Kasim said the aviation sector is on a robust path to recovery. Airlines have shifted their attention to restoring and adding new international destinations in their networks, and the establishment of 30-day visa exemptions for tourists from China and India has provided a conducive environment for the accelerated return of international air travel.

go to top