Malta International Airport has reported that it has welcomed its four millionth passenger this year, achieving this milestone in record time: more than a month earlier than last year. The figure means that the airport saw an average of more than 12,000 passengers every day, enough to fill up Wembley Stadium each week.
The government has announced that computer tablets are being distributed to students in 20 Primary State, Church and Independent Schools around Malta and Gozo, as part of the One Tablet Per Child initiative.
The National Statistics Office has reported that total inbound tourist trips for August were estimated at 239,343, an increase of 9.4 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. Excluding the passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthed cruise ship, this increase amounted to 7.7 per cent.