Improved summer schedule drives aircraft movements up by 4.2 per cent
May traffic up 4.8 per cent over same month in 2018
Spain grows at fastest pace from among top 5 markets
In May, more than 670,000 passengers shuttled between Malta International Airport and one of the destinations connected to the air terminal. This translates into a growth of 4.8 per cent in passenger traffic on the same month last year.This increase in passenger movements was observed in line with a 4.2 per cent increase in aircraft movements stemming from a summer schedule offering improved connectivity. While seat capacity grew by 5.3 per cent, airlines operating from Malta International Airport were successful in maintaining a healthy seat load factor (SLF) of 80.2 per cent for the month of May.
The top contributors to passenger traffic through Malta International Airport were the United Kingdom (+1.1 per cent), Italy (+4.1 per cent), Germany (+0.3 per cent), France (+4.3 per cent) and Spain (+15.3 per cent), all of which registered varying levels of growth.The airport’s two biggest markets are being served by a total of six new routes this summer, thesebeing Exeter, Cardiff, Perugia, Lamezia, Verona and Genoa. While the first four routes were launched in April, the first flights from Verona and Genoa were welcomed earlier this week.May results have brought year-to-date traffic up to 2.5 million passenger movements