Malta International Airport plc - August Traffic Results

On 7 September 2023, Malta International Airport plc published the August 2023 traffic results. Passenger movements exceeded their relative 2019 figures for the eighth consecutive month, reaching an all-time monthly record figure of 878,462 passenger movements, which is 6.7% above the comparable figure of 823,653 registered in August 2019. Passenger movements in August 2023 were 23.4% higher than the movements registered in the same month last year.

The seat load factor for August 2023 also reached an all-time high of 91.4%, which is 3.4 percentage points higher than in August 2019. The airport operator highlighted that the record seat occupancy was achieved despite that seat capacity was also 2.8% higher when compared to 2019.

MIA stated that Italy remained the most popular destination, followed by the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain. The UK market continued to perform below 2019 levels.

The passenger movements at MIA between January and August 2023 amounted to 5.16 million, representing an increase of 5.9% over the corresponding period in 2019 and 37.8% above the passenger traffic recorded in the same period last year.

On 1 August 2023, MIA had projected that during 2023, total passenger movements would amount to 7.20 million. This would represent a further 18.7% growth over the 5.85 million passenger movements of 2022 and would translate into a 98.5% recovery of the record pre-pandemic traffic in 2019 which amounted to 7.31 million passengers.