Malaysia

Malaysia

From 22 May we will be working to update all of the data and documents on this page following the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revision of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) data for 2009-2018 and the released detailed 2019 data. UK data will be updated first and followed by the regional data from 27 May. Please be patient as we update these pages or contact the VisitBritain research team if you have any questions- VB/VEResearch@visitbritain.org. Thank you.

Global context

Measure2018
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)12.2
Global rank for international tourism expenditure27
Number of outbound visits (m)13.2
Most visited destinationThailand
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic & economic data

Measure2018
Population (m)31.6
GDP per capita PPP (US$)30,450
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)4.7
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)4.7

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)