Malaysia

Malaysia

For the full 2020 data please visit our 2020 inbound data page here. For Q1 (January-March 2020) data please visit our UK and regional quarterly data pages.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)12.4
Global rank for international tourism expenditure28
Number of outbound visits (m)14.6
Most visited destinationThailand
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic & economic data

Measure2019
Population (m)32.0
GDP per capita PPP (US$)28,334
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)5.3
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)4.3

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 £78 (excluding TUI Airways' seasonal flights from Langkawi)
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 66% reduction in direct seat capacity from Malaysia to the UK in 2020