Malta IAP, in April, hosted a total of 376,935 passengers, resulting in an increase of 13.7% when compared to the same period last year. The U.K. continues to lead as the biggest market, increasing its passengers arriving on Malta by 14.8%. Germany and France registered even higher growth at 21.6% and 21.4% respectively.
Meanwhile, aircraft movements for April increased by 11.1%. This mirrored the increase of 11.7% in seat capacity which reached 491,856, when compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. Seat Load Factor registered an increase of 1.3%, while the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) increased by 10.5% when compared to 2013 figures. Cargo and mail registered a decline of 8.7% over the previous year. (Source: maltairport.com, 5-May-2014)