Malta International Airport plc - November Traffic Results

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

On 5 December, Malta International Airport plc published the traffic results for November 2012 revealing a 3.4% increase in passenger movements when compared to the same month last year. The total amount of passenger movements totalling 211,538 during November 2012 was the highest number ever registered in this particular month by the company. It was also the eight consecutive month of record passenger movements for MIA.

The growth in passengers during November was brought about by a 2.5% rise in seat capacity when compared to November 2011 to 276,157 seats. Similarly, MIA reported a 1.6% increase in aircraft movements as well as a marginal 0.7 percentage point rise in the seat load factor  to 76.6% when compared to the same period last year.

The statistics also showed that during November 2012, the highest increase in passengers emanated from the French and Italian markets with growth rates of 43.4% and 13.1% respectively. Passengers from Germany only increased by 0.4% whilst the UK market dipped by 1.5%.

January – November 2012

During the eleven month period to 30 November 2012, passenger traffic grew by 3.7% compared to the same period last year to 3.45 million passenger movements, mainly reflecting the 2.3 percentage point increase in the average seat load factor to 78.8%.  Seat capacity and airline movements were only marginally up during the period under review.


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