The Malta International Airport has reported that passenger movements at the airport grew by 5.8% during the month of May reaching 344,008 passengers – which is a record for the month under review. Aircraft movements and seat capacity also registered an increase on those registered during May 2011, with an increase of 2.2% and 2.7% respectively. The average seat load factor went up by 2.2 percentage points over the same month last year. The increase in aircraft movements resulted also in an increase in the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 3 %, whilst cargo and mail registered a 3.8% increase.
All five major markets registered growth during May 2012 when compared to the same month last year. The highest increase – 18.7% – was registered in the Spanish market, followed by an increase of 6% in the German market, 5.8% in the French market, and 3.5% from the UK. The Italian market registered an increase of 2.3%.
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