Thursday, November 8, 2012

Record summer traffic at Malta IAP

Passenger movements at Malta Airport for the summer schedule (April - October) 2012 resulted in a record 2,687,845 passengers, i.e. an increase of 5.7% over the corresponding period in 2011. This was announced during a News Conference addressed by CEO M. Klaushofer and CCO A. Borg.

In a short presentation, CCO A. Borg gave an overview of the results for the first ten months of the year, in terms of passenger movements, which show an increase of 3.7% when compared to the same period last year, totalling 3,245,545 passenger movements.

October 2012: Passenger movements at Malta IAP reached 348,711, i.e. the highest number ever registered in this month, with an increase of 0.6% over October 2011. Seat capacity in the same month was of 435,542 or 1.2% more than that of October 2011.

Aircraft movements decreased by 0.6% over the corresponding period last year, whilst the average seat load factor decreased marginally by 0.4 PPD, and stood at 80.1%. The maximum take-off weight increased by 0.6% with a total of 219,445 tonnes, whilst cargo and mail was 26.5% less than that recorded during the same month in 2011.

The German market had a significant decrease of 26.7%, whereas the Spanish market registered a decrease of 7.3%. On the other hand, the Italian, U.K. and French markets registered increases of 5.9%, 5.6% and 2.5% respectively.

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