Data issued on Thursday revealed that passenger traffic at the Malta International Airport (MIA) increased by 18.4 per cent in October when compared to the same period in 2009.
This year passenger movements at MIA reached 331,910, the highest number ever registered in October. When compared to October 2009 passenger movements increased by 18.4 per cent.
Seat capacity in the same month was of 459,659, an increase of 17.1per cent over October 2009.
Aircraft movements grew by 15.4 per cent over the corresponding period last year, whilst the average seat load factor was also on the increase, reaching 72.2 per cent, compared to 71.4 per cent in October 2009. The maximum take-off weight grew by 15.2 per cent with a total of 231,905 tonnes, whilst cargo and mail was 6.9 per cent lower than that recorded during the same month in 2009.
The French, Spanish and Italian markets once again grew remarkably in October, by 54.2 per cent, 41.1 per cent and 24.8per cent respectively, whereas Germany and the UK grew by 10.5 per cent and 8.5 per cent respectively.
The results for the first 10 months of the year, in terms of passenger movements, therefore show an increase of 13.0 per cent when compared to the same period last year, totalling 2,916,179 passenger movements. Once again, this positive result was mainly brought about by the strong increase in seat capacity, which was 10.4 per cent higher than that recorded in 2009, coupled with the fact that the average seat load factor was 1.6 percentage points higher than that registered during the same period last year.
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