Friday, December 18, 2015

Malta IAP welcomes 4.5 millionth passenger after unprecedented 4-year growth

Malta International Airport today welcomed its 4,500,000th passenger this year, marking another milestone in the airport’s history, as annual traffic keeps growing to unprecedented levels. Annual traffic is now one million passengers more than it was in 2011, a growth of more than 25%, with traffic of the last four years having risen greater than passenger movements of the previous 10 years combined. (Source:, 17-Dec-2015)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Air Malta's flight from Amsterdam diverts to Rome-Fiumicino

An Air Malta Airbus A319-100 (9H-AEH), performing flight KM-395 from Amsterdam-Schiphol (the Netherlands) to Malta IAP, had to divert to Rome-Fiumicino (Italy) this afternoon, as a precautionary measure, due to some technical problems. 

Since no spare parts were available in Rome, Air Malta's flight KM-476 between Malta IAP and Paris-Orly (France), opw Airbus A320-200 '9H-AEP', had to be diverted to Rome to drop off spare parts and two technicians. 

After repairs were carried out on 9H-AEH, the aircraft departed again and reached Malta IAP with a delay of six hours. (13-Dec-2013)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Turkish Airlines A332 diverts to Malta IAP due to a medical emergency

Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-200 (TC-JIV), performing flight TK-589 from Liberville (Gabon) to Istantbul-Ataturk IAP (Turkey), had to divert to Malta International Airport this morning due to a medical emergency onboard. The aircraft continued with its flight to Istanbul after a two-hour technical stop. (10-Dec-2013)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

M.I.A. plc releases traffic results for November 2015

Passenger figures this November have continued the upward trend which has characterized this year’s overall performance, increasing by 10.6% over the same period last year and equivalent to an additional 27,250 passenger movements. 

Seat capacity grew by 9.4% due to greater route frequency, while the number of occupied seats on flights also increased from 80% to 81.3%. 

The top five destinations last month saw one major shift in which Turkey displaced Switzerland after achieving an impressive 63.4% rise in passengers due to increased flights to Istanbul. 

This November two of the airport’s top five markets saw a slight dip in traffic numbers with France and Germany dropping by -3.6% and -0.2% respectively. The rest outperformed the same period last year, with Italy registering an 18% increase in passengers and the U.K. market increasing by 1.9%. Spain also bolstered its traffic figures by more than double as a result of new operations to and from Barcelona this winter. 

In November the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) increased by 12.5%, and Cargo and Mail marked an increase of 11.5%, reaching 1,476 tonnes.
Overall traffic figures (Jan-Nov) show that over 300,000 more journeys started and ended at our airport this year. Passenger movements have risen by 7.6%, aircraft movements by 6.4%, cargo and mail by 3.4%, and seat capacity has expanded by 5.6%. (Source:, 8-Dec-2015)