Passenger movements at Malta Int'l Airport for the first month of the year reached 165,969; which is a decrease of 2.2% when compared to Jan-11, whilst aircraft movements for the month decreased by 10% over the corresponding period last year. Likewise, the seat capacity for the month reached 254,714, i.e. a decrease of 9.8% over January 2011. The maximum take-off weight was 5.4% lower than the corresponding period, whilst cargo and mail was 6.5% lower than that recorded during the same month in 2011.
The Italian and French markets retracted in January, by 16.2% and 13.4% respectively, whereas the German market grew by a considerable 25.6%. The United Arab Emirates market grew by 19.6%, whereas the United Kingdom market had a more modest increase of 2.2%. (Source: maltairport.com)