Friday, December 5, 2014

M.I.A. plc releases traffic results for November 2014

Malta IAP hosted more than a quarter of a million passengers last month, an all-time record for November. In total, the airport welcomed 256,305 passengers in November, marking a 2.9% increase compared to the same month last year. This occurred despite aircraft movements having decreased by 1.8%.

The rise in passenger numbers was largely due to a record seat load factor of 80.4%, up from 76.4% last November. The seat load factor, which is the percentage of aircraft seats being filled, helped to compensate for the drop in capacity.
 
In November, all the airport’s main markets registered an increase in passenger movements when compared to the same period last year. The U.K.  remains Malta’s top market, seeing an increase of 3.8% in passengers passing through the airport. Meanwhile, Italy and Germany increased traffic by 2.5% and 2.8% respectively.
 
Turkey managed to climb into the five major markets when it registered a 75.3% increase in passenger traffic when compared to the same period last year. This is a direct result of the increased capacity on this route, with daily flights to and from Istanbul.
 
Between January and November this year, Malta IAP saw an increase of 6.5% when compared to last year’s figures, hosting a total of 4,063,836 passengers. The maximum take-off weight decreased by 3.3% and cargo and mail decreased by 8.8%. (Source: maltairport.com, 5-Dec-2014)