Wednesday, August 8, 2018

M.I.A. plc releases traffic results for July 2018

Malta Int’l Airport has ended with 756,356 passenger movements during July 2018, establishing a new traffic record hot on the heels of the company’s announcement that it is expecting almost 6.8 million passengers by the end of 2018.

Translating into an increase of 12.1% over the same month last year, July's total surpassed the previous record held by August 2017 by more than 62,000 passenger movements.

Last month's upswing in passengers was observed in parallel with an 11.3% increase in aircraft movements and a rise of 11.5% in seat capacity.  Malta airport’s 100-destination summer schedule did in no small part contribute to July’s strong performance.

Moreover, with holiday season in full swing, July hit the highest seat load factor for the year so far at 87.1%.

Malta IAP's top five markets have remained unchanged since April, with the U.K. occupying the top spot followed by Italy, Germany, France and Spain.

While four of the top markets registered growth that ranged between 14.4% and 34.3%, Germany's passenger movements decreased by 4.3%.  This decrease resulted from a reduced schedule by TUI cruises, affecting the cruise and fly passenger traffic throughput.

Top Market
United Kingdom (173,007 pax movements)
Most Popular Airport
Rome, Fiumicino (42,206 pax movements)
Aircraft Movements
5,076 take-offs & landings
Seat Capacity
868,912 seats
Fastest-growing Market
(from top 5)
Spain (34.3% per cent)
Cargo and Mail
1,493 tonnes

(Source:, 8-Aug-2018)