Tuesday, May 8, 2018

M.I.A. plc releases traffic results for Apr18

Passenger traffic through Malta Int’l Airport for the month of April has increased by 50 per cent since 2015. In fact, last April kept the airport team very busy with a total of 591,283 passenger movements.

Aircraft movements and seat capacity saw an increase of 18.8% and 18.5% respectively during the month of April. Furthermore, seat load factor, which measures seat occupancy on flights, stood at 80.1%
Cumulatively, the U.K., Italy, Germany, France, and Spain accounted for over 400,000 passenger movements.  All of these markets registered growth, with Spain’s 39.7% increase being the strongest by far from these top five markets.

The performance of the Spanish market was largely driven by Malta IAP's launch of three new Spanish routes; Bilbao, Malaga, and Seville, and the introduction of a better flight frequency on the Barcelona route. (Source: maltairport.com, 7-May-2018)