Malaysia

Malaysia

For full 2021 data, please visit our 2021 inbound page and for the latest quarterly data please visit our UK and regional data pages.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)12.4
Global rank for international tourism expenditure27
Number of outbound visits (m)14.5
Most visited destinationThailand
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic & economic data

Measure2021
Population (m)32.8
GDP per capita PPP (US$)26,938
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.8
Annual GDP growth (%)3.1

Inbound visits to Britain from Malaysia

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Access to Britain from Malaysia

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures22
Weekly seat capacity5,687
Airports with direct routes in Malaysia2
Airports with direct routes in Britain4
  • Out of all the airlines to operate the Malaysia to Britain route, Malaysia Airlines served the most departing seats with a 71% share
  • In 2019, the highest share of departing seats came from the Kuala Lumpar to London Heathrow route, with a 97% share
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Malaysia is £84
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 66% reduction in direct seat capacity from Malaysia to the UK in 2020, and 2021 was 90% behind pre-COVID levels