MIA pax numbers grow further in April

Air Malta flight waits before taking off at the Malta International Airport. (source: Malta International Airport media)

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Malta International Airport saw a growth of 4.8% in passenger traffic in April 2019, when compared to the same month of 2018, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta.

Top contributors to MIA’s growing passenger numbers were the United Kingdom (+1.1%), Italy (+4.1%), Germany (+0.3%), France (+4.3%) and Spain (+15.3%), all of which registered varying levels of growth, according to the press release.

MIA saw an increase of 4.2% in aircraft movements stemming from a summer schedule offering improved connectivity as well.

In addition, seat capacity grew by 5.3%. Airlines operating from Malta International Airport were, therefore, successful in maintaining a healthy seat load factor (SLF) of 80.2% for May, the airport says.

The airport’s two biggest markets are being served by a total of six new routes this summer: Exeter (England), Cardiff (Wales), Perugia, Lamezia, Verona and Genoa (Italy).

The first four routes were launched in April and the first flights from Verona and Genoa by Volotea were announced earlier.