Malta International Airport this year registered the best ever figures for February when it welcomed a total of 193,225 passengers. This figure is an increase of 9.3% from last year, breaking all previous records for such period.
February's figures were due to an added capacity of 7% and a consistent seat
load factor, which went up by 1.5% to reach overall 72.5% for
Traffic from the U.K. grew consistently by 7.6%, mirroring previous
month's results. Italy once again remains the second biggest market registering
the highest growth, for the month, of 17.4% proving the popularity of the
Meanwhile, aircraft movements for the month increased by 7.8%. This
was reflected in the increase of 7% in seat capacity which reached
266,678, when compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.
Seat Load Factor registered an increase of 1.5%, while the
maximum take-off weight increased by 6.9% when compared to 2013
figures. Cargo and mail registered a decline of 5.3% over the previous
year. (Source: maltairport.com, 5-Mar-2014)