Monday, February 4, 2013

M.I.A. plc releases traffic results for January 2013

Passenger movements at Malta IAP for the first month of the year reached 179,243; which is an 8% increase when compared to January 2012. The average seat load factor hit 66.3%, denoting an increase of 1.1% when compared to Jan-2012. Aircraft movements for the month increased by 4.1% over Jan-2012. Likewise, the seat capacity for the month reached 270,400, i.e. an increase of 6.2% over Jan-2012. The maximum take-off weight was 4.9% higher than the corresponding period of 2012, whilst cargo and mail registered a staggering 29.3% increase over Jan-2012.

The Italian market registered the highest increase in absolute figures, with 5,808 more passenger movements, equivalent to an increase of 17.8% on those in January 2012. The U.K. market registered an increase of 3,892 passenger movements, resulting in an increase of 6.8%, whereas Libya has seen an increase of 2,115 passenger movements, translating in an increase of 45.6%. The French market registered an increase of 1,163 passenger movements, i.e. an increase of 20.8%. The German market retracted slightly and registered a negligible decrease of 42 passenger movements, i.e. 0.2% less than those in the corresponding period in 2012. (Source:, 4-Feb-2013)