Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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

Passenger movements at Malta International Airport in 2012 reached 3.65 million, an increase of 4.1% over 2011. Aircraft movements at Malta IAP increased slightly by 182 which is 0.6% more when compared to 2011 whilst seat capacity increased by almost 50,000, which is equivalent to 1.1%.

Air Malta had 1,660,545 passenger movements, registering a negligible decrease of 1.1% on figures registered in 2011, and which resulted in a share of 45.5% of total traffic. It is followed by Ryanair with a traffic share of 25.4% equivalent to 925,880 passenger movements meaning an increase of 17.6% and easyJet with a traffic share of 8.8% equivalent to 319,601 passenger movements meaning a decrease of 6.3%.

Malta IAP's main markets for 2012 were the U.K. with a share of 30% or 1,106,436 passenger movements, +1.9% over 2011. This was followed by Italy with 17% or 619,575 passenger movements, +0.5% over 2011; and Germany with 15% or 539,119 passenger movements, +3.5% over 2011.

Legacy carriers have increased their passenger numbers marginally by 0.8%, with their overall market share registering a decrease of 1.8% to 57% (62% in 2010, 58.8% in 2011). Low-cost carriers increased their market share by 2% to 36.4% (32% in 2010, 34.4% in 2011) with an increase of 10.1% in passenger movements. Charter operations have retained their 7% share from total traffic as in 2011 (6% in 2010) with an increase of 2% in their passenger movements.

Malta International Airport plc is forecasting that passenger numbers for 2013 will be around 1.5% more than the record 3.65 million achieved in 2012, that is c. 3.7 million.

(Source: maltairport.com, 22-Jan-2013)