Over Half A Million Passengers Welcomed by MIA in July

  • July registers 7.1% rise in passenger movements
  • Seat Load Factor also at its highest ever for July at 85.2%
  • Italy’s market share growing with 13.3% more passengers so far this year

July saw an increase of 7.1% in passenger traffic, hosting 547,970 passengers at the airport. This is just short of the numbers registered in August 2014, which holds the record for the highest number of passengers welcomed at our airport in a month at 551,450. These figures can be attributed to an increased seat load factor, which measures the percentage of filled seats on each flight, of 85.2% and an increase of 4.4% in aircraft movements.

“Malta continues to enjoy record passenger numbers which is a great testament to the increasing popularity of Malta as a sought-after destination. Through careful coordination with all stakeholders we are managing to achieve growth that is steady and sustainable. We are consolidating our core markets, breaking into new regions and continuously striving to provide our customers with an excellent service,” said Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg.

The most significant growth in July was recorded on Italian routes, which saw a rise of 11.6% when compared to 2014, ranking Italy second amongst Malta International Airport’s top markets due to an increase in passengers to and from Catania and Linate airports.

The United Kingdom holds its position as Malta’s biggest tourism market with an increase of 4.3%, with 137,152 passengers last month alone. In total, over 700,000 passengers have travelled along Maltese-British routes so far this year.

As a result of strong growth on the Frankfurt route, the German market also increased by 4.7% last month. France and Spain’s numbers dropped marginally by 2.2% and 4.1% respectively.

To date, traffic through Malta International Airport in 2015 increased by 6.9% when compared to the same period last year.

The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) increased by 2.6% and cargo and mail decreased by 0.5%.

Marketing & Brand Development

5 August 2015