- Passenger numbers: 1.2 million, +4.6% year-on-year;
- Domestic: 427,000, -2.0%;
- International: 759,000, +8.8%;
- Passenger load factor: 76%, -0.4 ppt;
- Domestic: 70.6%, -6.0 ppts;
- International: 76.6%, +0.3 ppt. [more]
Malaysia Airlines passenger numbers up 4.6% in Jun-2011
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