During July the national airline Air Malta had a 27% increased passenger load on its routes in comparison to the same month last year. An airline statement said 228,982 passengers had been carried to and from Malta and this had had a major effect on turnover figures registered by Malta IAP. Air Malta said last month it had carried 8,000 passengers on its routes Catania-Vienna, Catania-London Southend and Cagliari-London Southend.
The airline’s commercial head Paul Sies was quoted as saying in a statement that Air Malta’s strategy of continuing to expand its routes by a further 21 new ones is bearing fruit. On his part the airline’s Chairman, Charles Mangion, maintained the Company is satisfied with these results that show that for the third successive month passenger loads had increased substantially.
Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said that over the last seven months Air Malta had carried an additional 200,000 passengers on its Malta-based routes and 25,000 other passengers on its intra-European routes between Sicily, Sardinia and London Southend. (Source: tvm.com.mt, 29-Aug-2018)