The U.K. remained the top market for this month, with an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year. Italy went up one placing to second largest market for February, with a considerable increase of 16.3%. The German market in February was the third largest with a decrease of 5.8%. On the other hand, France kept its fourth placing with a remarkable increase of 19.4%. The largest increase was registered by Libya which climbed up from eighth market to fifth, with an impressive increase of 67.3%.
January – February 2013: For the first two months of the year, passenger movements increased by 6.1% with a total of 356,061; whereas aircraft movements increased by 1.6% and seat capacity increased by 3.9%. In the same period, the average seat load factor registered an increase of 1.4%, the minimum take-off weight increased by 2.8%, whereas cargo and mail were 4.3% higher than same period last year. (Source: maltairport.com, 4-Mar-2013)