Wednesday, September 5, 2012

M.I.A. plc releases traffic results for August 2012

Passenger movements at Malta IAP in August reached an all-time record of 461,153, breaking the record achieved in July 2012 (445,232). The increase in passenger movements is equivalent to 7.9% or 33,578 movements when compared to the same month last year. In August, seat capacity has also hit an all-time record of 536,632, an increase of 7.5%. The average seat load factor also increased by 0.2% to reach a record 85.9%.

In August, aircraft movements grew by 6.6% over the corresponding period last year, whilst the maximum take-off weight was 8.6% higher than that registered in August last year. Another positive result was achieved in cargo and mail with a staggering 14.6% increase over the same month in 2011.

All the core markets registered increases during the month of August with Germany and France growing significantly by 14.7% and 14.6% respectively, whereas Spain and Italy recorded an increase of 6.2% and 5.7% respectively. Passenger movements from the U.K. were more or less the same with a 0.2% increase.

January – August 2012: The results for the first eight months of the year, in terms of passenger movements, therefore show an increase of 3.7% when compared to the same period last year, totalling 2,487,903 passenger movements. The increase of 2.8% in the average seat load factor was the main driver of this result, whilst the seat capacity and aircraft movements remained more or less unchanged; the former registering no change whereas the latter registering a 0.1% drop for the period January to August 2012. (Source: