Summer continues to prove busy for Malta Int’l Airport, with traffic for June increasing by 14.6% to reach 663,088 passenger movements, and an average of 156 daily take-offs and landings. The busiest day was Sunday 24th, with 27,170 passenger movements.
Growth in passenger numbers was observed in parallel with a 15.1% increase in aircraft movements and a 14.4% increase in seat capacity (totaling 802,004 seats). Despite this significant growth in the number of seats available, seat load factor remained at 82.7%.
Double-digit growth was recorded for four out of the top five markets: U.K. (+14.6%), Italy (+18.9%), France (+17.8%) and Spain (+49.1%). Germany was the only country amongst Malta IAP's top five markets to register a decrease (-3.0%) during the month of June. This was due to a reduced schedule by TUI cruises, affecting the cruise and fly passenger traffic throughput.
Passenger movements to and from the Spanish market increased substantially following the introduction of three completely new routes to Malaga, Seville and Bilbao, and an enhanced flight frequency on the Barcelona route as part of the airport's summer schedule. (Source: maltairport.com, 9-Jul-2018)