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)