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Malaysia Aviation Industry Report - 2016

Malaysia Aviation Industry Report - 2016

This report profiles Malaysia’s aviation industry, discussing market trends through 2015 and outlook for 2016 and beyond. The report also highlights leading players in the sector including Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB), Malaysia Airlines System Berhad (MAS), and AirAsia Berhad (AirAsia).

The aviation sector has played an important role in developing the Malaysian economy and has helped in stimulating other sectors of the economy like tourism, hospitality and trade. In the last decade, the Malaysian aviation industry saw a period of high growth in passenger traffic at both domestic and international terminals. Malaysia was the 18th largest civil aviation market in the world in terms of air passenger traffic as of 2014.

FY15 was a year of mixed fortunes for the Malaysia aviation industry. On the one hand, the significant decline in fuel prices brought some relief to the operating margins of carriers; on the other hand, lower passenger traffic growth and depreciation of MYR against USD pared down the gains made through lower fuel prices. A slowdown was recorded in passenger traffic, cargo movements and commercial aircraft movements in FY15.

However, despite the slowdown, the outlook for Malaysian aviation is positive and the growth in passenger traffic is expected to revive in the coming years. The growth will be driven by increase in domestic as well as international tourism, growing popularity of Malaysia as an Asian travel hub, rising importance of Kuala Lumpur as an international financial center and surge in per capita income.

Key Points:

During 2005-15, the total passenger traffic at Malaysian airport terminals grew at a CAGR of 7.2% and exceeded 83mn at the end of 2015. This growth was higher compared to the average figures recorded globally.

The passenger traffic at Malaysian international airport terminals touched 39.7mn in 2015, which was slightly lower than in 2014.

Malaysia was the 18th largest civil aviation market in the world in terms of air passenger traffic as of 2014. It constituted around 1.5% of the world’s air passenger traffic.

Malaysia’s GDP was around MYR 5.1bn or around 0.5% of GDP. The segment grew at a CAGR of 4% during 2007-14


1. Industry Profile
1.1 Sector overview
1.2 Sector size
1.3 Competitive landscape
1.4 Environmental scanning
1.5 Aviation accidents in 2014

2. Market Trends and Outlook
2.1 Key economic indicators-Malaysia
2.2 Tourism trends
2.3 Passenger traffic
2.4 Aircraft movements
2.5 Air cargo trends
2.6 Malaysian airports
2.7 Jet fuel
2.8 Market outlook

3. Leading Players and Comparative Matrix
3.1 Leading players
3.1.1 Malaysia Airport Holding Berhad (MAHB)
3.1.2 AirAsia Berhad (AirAsia)
3.1.3 Malaysia Airline System Berhad (MAS)
3.2 Comparative matrix
3.3 SWOT analysis

4. Tables and Charts
Table 1: Growth in air passenger traffic by country
Table 2: Sectors and divisions of Department of Civil Aviation
Table 3: Annual tourist arrivals by state
Table 4: Key statistics of international airports in Malaysia
Table 5: Key statistics of domestic airports
Table 6: Restructuring of MAS
Table 7: Key financial ratios of leading regional aviation players

Chart 1: Passenger traffic at airport terminals in Malaysia
Chart 2: Contribution of air transportation to Malaysian GDP
Chart 3: Annual airport operations revenues of MAHB
Chart 4: Major political parties in Malaysia by percentage of seats in parliament
Chart 5: GNI per capita- Malaysia
Chart 6: Share price-Malaysia Airlines
Chart 7: Quarterly GDP growth rate-Malaysia
Chart 8: USD/MYR exchange rates
Chart 9: Y/Y change in inflation indices
Chart 10: Benchmark interest rate (OPR)-Malaysia
Chart 11: Annual tourist arrivals in Malaysia
Chart 12: Passenger traffic at the international terminals
Chart 13: International passenger statistics by airports
Chart 14: Passenger traffic at the domestic terminals
Chart 15: Domestic passenger statistics by airports
Chart 16: Commercial aircraft movements at international terminals in Malaysia
Chart 17: Commercial aircraft movements at international terminals by airports
Chart 18: Commercial aircraft movements at domestic terminals in Malaysia
Chart 19: Commercial aircraft movements at domestic terminals by airports
Chart 20: Air cargo movements at international terminals in Malaysia
Chart 21: Air cargo movements at international terminals
Chart 22: Cargo movements at domestic terminals in Malaysia
Chart 23: Cargo movements at domestic terminals
Chart 24: International market share at KLIA-passenger traffic
Chart 25: Jet fuel price in USD/Barrel
Chart 26: Forecast for passenger traffic at the Malaysian airports
Chart 27: Breakup of revenues of MAHB
Chart 28: Total revenues of MAHB
Chart 29: Profit margin of MAHB
Chart 30: Breakup of revenues of AirAsia
Chart 31: Total revenues of AirAsia
Chart 32: Profit margin of AirAsia
Chart 33: Annual passenger traffic of MAS

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