Preliminary figures show that Air Malta carried over 328,000 passengers between November 2017 and January 2018, an increase of 21% over the same period last year. During this period the airline operated 1,050 flights, an increase of 21% over last year, the airline said in a statement. Month on month, Air Malta registered a growth in passengers; +18% in November and +24% in December. The airline carried over 97,400 passengers in January, a growth of 22% over January 2017.
"These results show a healthy growth phase for the airline. Italy is performing very well with our Rome, Milan and Catania achieving above average growth. Impressive increases were also registered on Munich, Amsterdam and Vienna on which we have doubled our capacity from a three times weekly operation to a daily one. In September 2017 we made a significant change in our strategy with the introduction of Go Light, our hand luggage only fare. This product is helping us positioning ourselves better in the market," said P. Sies, Air Malta Chief Commercial Officer. (Source: independent.com.mt, 2-Feb-2018)