Posted on 01 Jun 2023
Source of News: The Borneo Post


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is operating at full capacity to facilitate pilgrims at its network of airports across the country, and expects more than 31,600 pilgrims to travel through its airports this Haj season.

Malaysia Airports managing director Datuk Iskandar Mizal said the increase in passenger traffic during the Haj season this year is anticipated to contribute to a 12 per cent to 28 per cent rise in monthly total passenger movements for Malaysia from May to July 2023.

He said that both the governments of Malaysia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are continuing the Makkah Route initiative where Malaysian Haj pilgrims enjoy KSA immigration pre-clearance at Kl International Airport (KUL) Terminal 1 itself, thus reducing their waiting time upon reaching their destination.

“Our operational plan for the Haj season is all encompassing as we aim to provide the best airport experience for the pilgrims.

“We have prepared a dedicated holding lounge at Gate C16 and C17 for this pre-clearance process which is manned by immigration officials from both countries. The spacious 500-seater holding lounge at KUL Terminal 1 offers comfort and convenience to the pilgrims.”

The Borneo Post