On 8 July Malta International Airport plc published the June 2009 traffic results. The statistics show a 9.1% decrease in passenger departures during the month of June to 136,319 passengers (June 2008: 150,009). During the first half of 2009, passenger departures declined by 10.8%, representing a decrease of 74,662 passengers.
In order to reduce the dependency on passenger numbers, MIA is diversifying its sources of revenues by opening up retail and food & beverage outlets for the non-travelling public. MIA’s major retail contract is with Nuance Group which guarantees a minimum income of €4.25 million per annum to MIA for the next six years.