Cumulatively, the results for the first nine months of the year show an increase of nine per cent when compared to the same period last year, thanks mostly to an increase in seat capacity. In all, there were 3.2 million passenger movements for this year so far.
Germany and Italy were the main contributors to September’s success, with increase of 33.7% and 19.1% respectively. Traffic from France grew by 14.9% while U.K. passengers increased by 1.1%. Spain recorded a decrease of 6.4%.
Aircraft movements and seat capacity also increased by 10.6% and 12.1% respectively in September over the same period last year. The average seat load factor decreased by one percentage point to 84.6%. Meanwhile, the maximum take-off weight increased by 11.2% and cargo mail increased by 3.9%. (Source: maltairport.com. 4-Oct-2013)