Thursday, September 5, 2013

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

More than the equivalent of Malta’s entire population passed through the airport last month: a record total of 507,646 passengers. August 2013 will therefore go down in history as the best month ever for Malta IAP.

The driver behind August’s record passenger movements came from an increase of 11.2% in seat capacity - thanks in part to M.I.A.’s efforts to increase routes and airlines. 

Passenger movements are calculated by adding the number of arrivals and departures, meaning a passenger who enters and leaves Malta in the same month is counted twice.
 
Four of Malta’s five major markets registered growth in August. Italian passengers increased by 17.7%, while passengers from France and Germany grew by 9% and 3.9% respectively. The smallest growth was registered by U.K. passengers, an increase of 1.1%.
 
Between January and August, this year has already seen an increase of 8.7% over the same period last year. Aircraft movements registered an increase of 7% while seat capacity is up by 8.5%. (Source: maltairport.com, 5-Sep-2013)