KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian aviation sector has shown signs of recovery in September and October, registering a 56.6% and 190.2% growth in air passenger traffic respectively, said the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) today.

Mavcom published the tenth edition of its industry report, Waypoint and it noted that air passenger traffic in the same months of 2019 stood at 5.3% and 14.9% respectively.

Furthermore, total air passenger traffic for the financial year 2021 is expected to be closer to Mavcom’s best-case scenario forecast of 6.9 million to 7.8 million of air travel passengers.

Mavcom executive chairman Datuk Seri Saripuddin Kasim said that the commission is pleased to note the easing of travel restrictions, travel bubbles, the reopening of international borders in light of Malaysia’s rapid vaccination rollout, as well as the recent Vaccinated Travel Lane to Singapore.Read more