April traf­fic at MIA reg­is­ters 50% in­crease in the last three years

• 591,283 pas­sen­ger move­ments reg­is­tered in April • Growth of 11.4% in traf­fic over 2017 • Span­ish mar­ket reg­is­ters big­gest in­crease fol­low­ing launch of three new Span­ish routes

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

Pas­sen­ger traf­fic through Malta International Air­port for the month of April has in­creased by 50% since 2015. In fact, last month 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. Futher­more, seat load fac­tor, which mea­sures seat oc­cu­pancy on flights, stood at 80.1%.

Cu­mu­la­tively, the United King­dom, 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 MIA’s launch of three new Span­ish routes – Bil­bao, Malaga and Seville, and the in­tro­duc­tion of a bet­ter flight fre­quency on the Barcelona route.

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