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Malaysia’s fastest-growing airport, Senai in Johor, poised for more rapid growth driven by AirAsia

Senai International Airport in the southern Malaysian state of Johor is poised for more rapid growth as AirAsia expands its Senai base. Senai was the fastest-growing of Malaysia’s eight largest airports in 2015, recording 11% passenger growth while the overall market expanded by less than 1%.

AirAsia launched services from Johor to Hat Yai at the beginning of Apr-2016 and is launching services from Johor to Guangzhou in May-2016. The new routes expand AirAsia’s international operation at Senai to seven routes and are part of an overall initiative by the LCC group to expand its secondary hubs, with more point-to-point links.

Malindo Air is also pursuing expansion at Johor in May-2016 by resuming services from Johor to Kuala Lumpur International, a route it briefly served in late 2013. Malaysia’s other main airline group, Malaysia Airlines, is considering possible new point-to-point routes from Johor following the recent opening of a crew base at Senai.

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