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MAHB banks on e-commerce to boost air travel

Malaysia Airports and Holdings (MAHB) has its eyes on e-commerce facilities, and expects boost air travel at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Badlisham Ghazali,managing director, MAHB, in a statement to Bernama, explained that with e-commerce thriving in different parts of the world, consumers are largely inclined to shop online. Ghazali further added that MAHB will be inviting more e-commerce players to set up base in Malaysia to enable KLIA to achieve “strong growth.”

He highlighted that intra-Asia trade is growing annually by 6% and e-commerce alone would be worth about US$88billion by 2025 in Asia. As such e-commerce platforms have grown in popularity and there is a large need to accommodate these platforms in different segments of its business.

This is not the first time, MAHB has tried to ramp up its business through digital means. Last year, MAHB provided Malaysian entrepreneurs and social-preneurs the platform and opportunity to bring their products to market in the international setting of its airports. The airport operator offered Malaysians a platform for ideas and business exchange to further equip them for the challenges ahead.

Senior general manager of commercial services at MAHB, Mohammad Nazli Abdul Aziz said, “Airports are often the first and last destination for visitors and Malaysians coming in and leaving the country.  As the gatekeeper of these key entry and exit points, Malaysia Airports is well positioned to champion all-things Malaysia.”

A+M has reached out to MAHB for a statement.

 

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