Malaysia Transport

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With fares slashed and more routes than ever before made available, 2013 was a year of major expansion for the Malaysian air transport sector. Passenger numbers surged, with Malaysia Airports Holdings reporting the fastest growth on record – at 18.4% – to a total of 79.6m arrivals. The number of planes in the air and the number of airlines in...

 

Situated at the heart of some of the world’s most important trade routes, Malaysia has long been a global transportation hub. In more recent years too, the country’s economy has undergone sustained growth, with the government’s declared aim that of pushing this further to achieve high-income country status by 2020. Key to meeting this goal is...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Malaysia 2014

As Malaysia aims to achieve high-income country status by 2020, the key to reaching the goal is enhancing transport infrastructure, with major investments in air and sea, road and rail currently under way. At the same time, the logistics sector remains highly competitive, with air transport in particular seeing some fierce price wars in 2013-14. The most recent census – for 2010 – confirmed a...

Malaysia’s natural resources and its well-educated population are some of the many credentials that keep the country in good stead, with priorities centred on preparing for the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 and steering the policy framework toward more inclusive political representation. The economy is built around global trade, and the government is working to encourage greater private investment.

Malaysia’s transport sector marked a major milestone in early May when a new terminal for the rapidly growing budget air-travel business opened at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The budget airline market in Malaysia is continuing to evolve. A new entrant, Malindo Air, is challenging the dominant player, AirAsia, as the latter plans an initial public offering (IPO) for its long-haul division and is facing delays at Kuala Lumpur’s new low-cost airport.

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