Winter season off to strong start at Malta International Airport
> More than 493,000 passenger movements registered in November
> November growth rate (+8.7 per cent) fourth strongest of year so far
> Winter schedule featuring 4 new routes and 18 route extensions contributor to November results
The winter season was off to a strong start at Malta International Airport, with November registering an increase of 8.7 per cent in passenger movements over the same month last year.
November’s growth rate was, in fact, one of the strongest year-to-date increases, auguring well for Malta International Airport’s strategy of stimulating further traffic growth in the off-peak months.
During the month of November, Malta International Airport registered 493,201 passenger movements on the back of increases in both aircraft movements (+8.5 per cent) and seat capacity (+10.1 per cent). Seat load factor (SLF) for the month stood at 78.1 per cent.
The top markets for November were the United Kingdom (-1.0 per cent), Italy (+4.3 per cent), Germany (-7.4 per cent), France (+19.2 per cent), and Spain (+23.2 per cent). The growth rates posted by the Italian and Spanish markets can be partly attributed to the introduction of the Trieste and Santiago de Compostela routes for the season.
In addition to these routes, Malta International Airport launched another two routes – Paphos in Cyprus and Nis in Serbia – as part of its winter flight schedule. Cumulatively, the airport’s four new routes contributed just over 10,460 passenger movements to total traffic for November.
Published on: 06.12.2019