Tourists Expected to Reach 9.6 Million in Malaysia This Year, Study Says
by: The Beat Asia
January 31, 2023
It seems like the reinstation of air travel in Malaysia is getting off to a good start!
Market insights firm Kenanga Group said on Monday, Jan. 30, that tourists arriving in Malaysia are expected to jump from 2.5 million visitors in 2022 to 9.6 million this year following the reopening of borders across the globe.
According to the study, the quadrupling of tourists will most likely be due to the resumption of business and leisure activities, the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, and the gradual reopening of China, which contributed to the 12% of foreign arrivals in Malaysia.
To meet the sudden travel demand, AirAsia pivoted its focus on its “medium haul operations” by increasing its Malaysian flights to 44 per week spanning 10 routes.
Earlier this month, the low-cost carrier introduced 25,020 flights to cater to travellers coming in and out of Malaysia for the Lunar New Year.
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