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MIA registers positive passenger figures in November

Seat capacity grew by 9.4% thanks to greater route frequencies, while the number of occupied seats on flights also increased from 80% to 81.3%. 

8 December 2015, 11:31am
Malta International Airport released its passenger figures for November, showing an uptick in both passenger figures, seat occupancy and seat capacity.

Passenger figures this November have continued the upward trend, which has characterized this year’s overall performance, increasing by 10.6% over the same period last year and equivalent to an additional 27,250 passenger movements.

Seat capacity grew by 9.4% thanks to greater route frequencies, while the number of occupied seats on flights also increased from 80% to 81.3%.

The top five destinations last month saw one major shift in which Turkey displaced Switzerland after achieving an impressive 63.4% rise in passengers due to increased flights to Istanbul.

This November two of the airport’s top five markets saw a slight dip in traffic numbers with France and Germany dropping by -3.6% and -0.2% respectively.

The rest outperformed the same period last year, with Italy registering an 18% increase in passengers and the UK market increasing by 1.9%. Spain also bolstered its traffic figures by more than double as a result of new operations to and from Barcelona this winter.

In November the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) increased by 12.5%. Last month, Cargo and Mail marked an increase of 11.5%, reaching 1,476 tonnes. 

Overall traffic figures show that over 300,000 more journeys started and ended at the airport this year. Passenger movements have risen by 7.6%, aircraft movements by 6.4%, cargo and mail by 3.4%, and seat capacity has expanded by 5.6%

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