Passenger movements at Malta Int'l Airport in Sep-2011 reached 382,389, i.e. the highest number ever registered in September. The increase in passenger movements, when compared to the same month last year, is equivalent to an increase of 2.4% over Sep-2010. This increase was achieved with a seat capacity of 459,425 seats, i.e. 7.8% less seats than in the same period last year.
In September, aircraft movements decreased by 10.6% over the corresponding period last year, whereas the average seat load factor increased by 8.2% to reach 83.2% - up from the 75% registered in September 2010. The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) was 7.4% lower than that registered in September last year, whilst cargo and mail was 7.1% higher than that recorded during the same month in 2010.
In this same month, the German, French and U.K. markets grew by 22%, 10.2% and 3.1% respectively, whereas the Italian (5.6%) and Spanish (1%) markets registered a decline during September
January–September 2011: The results for the first nine months of the year, in terms of passenger movements, therefore show an increase of 7.6% when compared to the same period last year, totalling 2,781,802 passenger movements. The increase of 4.7% in the seat load factor – which for the period January to September 2011 stands at 76.1% - together with the marginal increase of 1.1% in seat capacity was the main driver of this result. (Source: maltairport.com)