A leading corporate leader with strong financial bac kground and extensive experience in various fields, he is currently steering Malaysia Airports to greater heights.
This month, Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin updates on the airport operator’s business continuity plans involving its digital transformation initiatives, new routes and strong growth in terms of financial performance as well as growth in passenger and aircraft movements.
In focusing our business continuity plans towards realising our Airports 4.0 goals, we will be reviewing our initiatives timeline under the Digital Transformation programme, which we kickstarted in 2018.
We will also be uplifting the Total Airport Management Systems (TAMS), a key component area in helping us integrate information flows for operations, management and security. Our target is to achieve a 40% increase in operational efficiency and productivity by 2022. Ultimately, we aspire to monitor the operational functions in real time for all our airports anywhere, anytime via a mobile device.
MAHB plans to upgrade MYairports mobile application, pilot and implement single token facial recognition and introduce more interactive digital displays at our terminals are underway so as to provide a seamless processing experience for our passengers and better connectivity.
We also look forward to Qatar Airways’ four times weekly service between Doha and Langkawi via Penang on October 15th, which subsequently be increased to five times weekly starting October 27th. This new route will certainly boost our cause to market and promote Langkawi as an attractive destination, in line with our launch of RM5 million Langkawi International Tourism Promotional Fund early this year.
Meanwhile, Royal Brunei Airlines has announced its flights expansion from Bandar Seri Begawan to Sandakan, Bintulu, Tawau and Sibu on 28 October and 5 to 14 November respectively. I am indeed very pleased to see that our efforts in making Malaysia the preferred destination in Southeast Asia are bearing fruit.
Based on our August 2019 statistics, the 12-month basis figure indicates our total network of airports, including Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, grew by 4.1% to 137.5 million passengers while overall aircraft movements rose by 4.5%.
For the half year ended 30 June 2019, Malaysia Airports reported higher earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of RM1,169.7 million while revenue rose 6% to RM2,513.5 million on the back of strong passenger growth.
At the recent World Routes 2019 Marketing Awards held in Adelaide, Australia, three new award categories were being introduced and we are proud that our General Manager of Airline Marketing Division, Mohamed Sallauddin Mat Sah, had been shortlisted as one of the five candidates under Individual Leadership. The recognition of his achievements within the route development tight-knit community is an honour for us.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our guests and readers Happy Deepavali and safe travels!