February sees Malta International Airport record 25% growth in passenger traffic

Malta International Airport welcomed a record total of 474,404 passengers in February 2024, as the airport posted a 25.1% rise in passenger traffic compared to the previous year.

This result was achieved in parallel with a 21.9% increase in aircraft movements, while seat capacity deployed by airlines climbed 25.3% over 2023. Seat occupancy, however, remained aligned with 2023 volumes, as load factor registered a marginal reduction of 0.1 percentage points to stand at 82.5%.

Italy retained its spot as Malta International Airport’s top market, with a market share of almost 22%. The United Kingdom followed closely behind, registering a growth of 30.3% over the previous year. Germany and Poland climbed to third and fourth place respectively with a market share of almost 9% each, while Spain became the airport’s fifth most popular market with a share of just over 5%.

Malta International Airport has now published its flight schedule for the upcoming summer season, which will introduce direct connections to Belfast, Edinburgh, Norwich, Tallinn and Basel over the coming months. Increased flight frequency is also being deployed on several routes to France, Italy and the United Kingdom, particularly during the peak months.

Pubished on 11.03.2024