Sigh, there's really no escaping jams in Malaysia.
Malaysia Aiport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) told Bernama
on Sunday that they are expecting the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to be one of the world's busiest airports next year.
Currently, KLIA is the 14th busiest airport in the world
in terms of international passenger arrivals, and MAHB's Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali is confident that they will crack top ten by 2018.
According to Badlisham, a total of 53 million passengers touched down at KLIA in 2016, with 70 per cent of them (37 million) being international tourists.
"At present, KLIA is the ninth most connected airports internationally,” he was quoted by the news agency as saying.
Moving forward, Balisham said the MAHB will focus their efforts in attracting more tourists from China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Meanwhile, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai told Bernama
in a separate report that KLIA registered passenger growth of 13.7 per cent
from January to August of this year.
While it's good to have more people coming to our country and all, but we don't know about you; we don't really want bump shoulders with a million people at the airport.
Oh, in case you were wondering, the title of the busiest airport in the world belongs to the Dubai International Airport, which receives an average of 77 million international passengers annually.
London's Heathrow Airport came in second with 70 million arrivals, while the Hong Kong International Airport rounds up the top three with 68 million passengers.