Sunday, November 10, 2013

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

A five-month streak of exceptional performance by the Malta IAP has culminated in a 17.5% increase in passenger movements during October 2013. Compared to October 2012, passenger movements increased to 409,575 passengers, a figure only matched in June during last year.

Traffic from the U.K. grew by 2.4% while traffic from Germany grew by 47.7%. France, Italy and Spain registered growths of 29.8%, 21.1% and 15.6% respectively. Aircraft movements and seat capacity also increased by 14.8% and 15.2% respectively over the same period last year. The average seat load factor duplicate increased by 1.5%, reaching 81.6% while the maximum take-off weight increased by 13.7% and cargo mail increased by 4.7%.

Between January and October, there were over 3.5 million passenger movements, an increase of 9.9% compared to last year. Airport traffic broke records every month this year and September and October reached previously unmatched figures only recorded during peak months. (Source: maltatoday.com.mt, 10-Nov-2013)