Malta International Airport plc - November Traffic Results
On 7 December 2022, Malta International Airport plc announced that during the month of November, it welcomed 433,621 passengers which is only 12.1% lower than the 493,201 movements handled in the same month in 2019, despite that the number of available seats to and from MIA remained at 19.9% below 2019 levels. Indeed, the seat load factor reached an all-time high for November of 85.8%, compared to 78.1% in 2019.
As such, between January and November 2022, passenger movements amounted to 5.4 million, which is only 0.3 million below the updated 2022 full-year target of 5.7 million passenger movements.
The top markets were unchanged from October, with Italy being the top market for the ninth consecutive month. However, in contrast to previous months, the Italian market suffered a drop of 8.2% compared to 2019 levels due to a lower seat capacity. Meanwhile, the UK and Germany continued to recover at a slow pace while France and Poland exceeded 2019 levels by 33.8% and 39.8% respectively.
During November, MIA also launched the Winter 2022/23 Schedule which also included the return of Air Serbia following its suspension of services at the onset of the pandemic.