Saturday, April 5, 2014

M.I.A. plc release traffice results for first quarter of 2014

Malta IAP this year registered the best ever figures for the first three months of the year, with a total of 655,942 passengers in January, February and March 2014. This marks an increase of 8.4% over last year, breaking all previous records for the shoulder months. This was mostly due to an increased seat capacity of 7.6%. 

The positive results registered in January and February were continued last month with more than 263,363 passengers passing through the airport, an increase of 5.7% from March 2013. These March figures were due to an added capacity of 5.3% and a consistent seat load factor of 78.1%. Traffic from the U.K. dropped by 2% compared to last year, but large increases were registered in Libya (31.9%), Germany (15.1%), Italy (14.1%) and France (7.7%).

Despite overall seat capacity on U.K. routes remained relatively unchanged, the seat load factor suffered 2.3% to reach an average of 84.9% for the month as less passengers where carried when compared to the same period last year. This was due to the operation of less flights and reduced capacity on some of these routes.

Aircraft movements for March increased by 5.2%, while cargo and mail registered a decline of 1.7% over the previous year. (Source: maltairport.com, 4-Apr-2014)