MAHB's 2009 Annual Report is out and here are some of the interesting statistics that I would like to share:
Malaysia's busiest airports by passengers movement (more than 1 million passengers) [except JHB which is privately owned]:
1. KUL - 29,682,093 (+ 7.8%)
2. BKI - 4,868,526 (+ 3.8%)
3. KCH - 3,574,632 (+ 10.4%)
4. PEN - 3,325,423 (- 2.4%)
5. MYY - 1,620,345 (+ 5.4%)
6. LGK - 1,359,271 (+ 13.6%)
7. KBR - 1,003,162 (+ 20.0%)
Despite many complaints by KCH based MW members about nobody wanted to fly into their airport, airlines are cutting or terminating service there etc, the numbers surprisingly proved otherwise. KCH overtook PEN back as Malaysia's 3rd busiest airport with a double digit growth. KBR was a total shocker to break through into the 1 million+ category. Kelate boleh sokmo!
One does not have to be a University Graduate to see the success of KBR. It's obvious, for the following reasons: -
1. The longest distance, time and not 100% Highway by road from KL. Hello!
2. A large number of successfull Kelantanese works in KL. I noticed the "NIKs" are well known for business skills. We have one with MH here right?
And the next few are more physicological influences....
3. Pahamin ( A kelantanese) and it's links to AK may have created some sense of strong "Kelantan" connection to AK.
4. MH and the Wau logo, may have also similar vibes to the East Coast ( including Kelantan).
The question here is KBR capable of accomodating such pax. volume? I don't think so; if not, what is the game plan?