Tens of thousands of passengers expected to flood airports starting tomorrow

Tens of thousands of passengers expected to flood airports starting tomorrow

Tens of thousands of passengers are expected to flood Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminals 1 and 2 starting tomorrow until the eve of Aidilfitri, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

He said the peak hours for passengers returning to their hometowns via air transport would be tomorrow and Sunday as many take leave for the Aidilfitri celebration expected to be observed on April 10. “Saturday and Sunday are expected to be the busiest days as most people take the opportunity to take leave on Monday and Tuesday.

Most flights are already full until April 9,” he said after the departure ceremony for late-night AirAsia flights with fixed fares from Kuala Lumpur to Miri at KLIA Terminal 2 here today. Loke said three airlines, namely AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Batik Air, have received high demand with full capacity since three weeks ago, especially for routes from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur to Tawau.

He also commended workers in the aviation sector, including technicians, for sacrificing their time and holiday leave to ensure smooth operations. Loke also mentioned that AirAsia’s late-night flight initiative, catering to 22,000 passengers to Sarawak with fixed fares at RM298 one way and RM348 to Sabah.

He said a total of 122 late-night AirAsia flights starting today until April 14 not only ensured sufficient flights for Aidilfitri but also allowed passengers to enjoy reasonable fares. AirAsia Aviation Chief Executive Officer Bo Lingam said the additional late-night flight initiative was the airline’s commitment to ensuring affordable fares for everyone, especially during the festive season.

“Eid is one of the busiest periods for AirAsia, with over 500 daily flights departing from all AirAsia hubs,” he said. He added that all AirAsia hubs are expected to witness an influx of 75,000 passengers starting tomorrow, with 40,000 of them at KLIA Terminal 2.

– BERNAMA

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