The results for the first six months of the year in terms of passenger movements therefore show an increase of 10.3% when compared to the same period last year, reaching 1,380,828 passenger movements. This was mainly brought about by a substantial increase in seat capacity, equivalent to 8.5%, coupled with the strengthening of the average seat load factor.
Flight movements and seat capacity for the month of June increased by 14.8% and 17.3% respectively over June 2009, primarily due to the new routes that were launched this year. Concurrently, the average seat load factor rose by 1.1% over the corresponding period. The maximum take-off weight for June was 14.5% higher than last year, whilst cargo dropped by 5.9% when compared to the same period in 2009.
The core markets all registered significant increases in June with Spain, Italy and France growing by an outstanding 138%, 40% and 39% respectively, whilst the United Kingdom and Germany grew by a more modest 7% and 5%. Likewise, the three top destinations also registered positive results with London-Gatwick, Rome-Fiumicino and
In view of the positive results achieved during the first six months of the year,