Malta IAP registered a 2.4% increase in traffic last month, hosting a total of 463,215 passengers. The growth is seen in light of the closure of the Libyan airspace since mid-July, which has resulted in a passenger drop within this market.
During September, the total number of landings and take-offs at the airport increased by 0.9% to 3,199 while the number of people that could be flown to and from Malta (seat capacity) grew marginally by 1.1% to 540,423.
France was the market to register the largest growth at 11.1%, thanks to increased demand on the Paris route. Traffic from Italy and U.K. grew by 8.9% and 6.7% respectively. Meanwhile, Spain and Germany saw a decrease of 11% and 5.7% respectively.
Between January and September this year, Malta IAP saw an increase of 7.2% when compared to last year’s figures, hosting a total of 3,385,808 passengers so far this year. The maximum take-off weight increased by 0.4% and cargo mail increased by 7.9%. (Source: maltairport.com, 7-Oct-2014)