Thursday, August 4, 2016

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

Passenger movements at Malta IAP last month increased by 5.9% over the same month last year, partly due to an increased seat capacity of 3.1% and a better seat load factor, the airport said. In a company announcement, M.I.A. plc said that with an efficiency of 88% in filling up available seats, last month's seat load factor established a new record for July.

The top five markets remained relatively unchanged, with the United Kingdom topping the list followed by Italy, Germany, and France. With a marked growth of 20.8%, Spain secured the fifth spot, successfully re-establishing itself among Malta's top five markets for the first time this year. 

The Spanish market is this year experiencing the highest growth rate when compared to the other markets. Meanwhile, Germany recorded the second highest growth rate, at 10.6%. This growth partly stemmed from the introduction of new routes to Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Karlsruhe.

With July's passenger movements taken into account, the total number of passengers who passed through Malta IAP this summer exceeded two million. (Source: timesofmalta.com, 3-Aug-2016)