The average seat load factor was also on the increase when compared to April 2010, reaching 73% - an increase of 7%, whilst aircraft movements for the month grew by 10.2% over the corresponding period last year. Likewise the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) was 5.3% higher than the corresponding period, whilst cargo and mail was 4.6% higher than that recorded during the same month in 2010.
The German, French, U.K. and Spanish markets grew remarkably in April, by 45.3%, 34.5%, 31.7% and 25.8% respectively, whereas the Italian market suffered a negligible decrease of 0.4% respectively.
Between January and April, passenger movements increased by 19.2%, with aircraft movements registering an increase by 13.1% over the same first four months of 2010. The seat capacity increased by 15.5% and the average seat load factor increased by 2.1% over the first four months of 2010. In the same period, the MTOW increased by 10.8% whereas Cargo and Mail decreased slightly by 4.2% over the same period of 2010.