Wednesday, May 4, 2016

M.I.A. plc releases traffic results for April 2016

Malta IAP welcomed 415,409 passengers last April, marking a 5.7% growth over the previous year and kick starting the busy, summer months ahead. This figure is comparable to the passenger numbers registered in the August peak of 2011 (427,575 passengers), just five years ago.

Apri'’s growth partially resulted from the launch of the airport's summer schedule, which features new routes, new airlines, and an increased flight frequency to a number of destinations. In fact this contributed to a seat capacity growth of 3.8%.

The top five traffic drivers for April remained largely unchanged from the previous months, with the United Kingdom holding on to its top spot, followed by Italy, Germany, and France.

The only exception was Poland, which placed fifth in the airport's top markets list. Poland’s 27.3% growth over the previous year stemmed from the introduction of the new Poznan route towards the end of March and an increased flight frequency to Gdansk.

A look back at the first four months of 2016 shows a record number of passenger movements at Malta IAP with over 1.2 million guests having passed through, up by 12% compared to 2015. (Source: maltairport.com, 3-May-2016)