A total of 1,840,575 passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo during the months of July, August and September 2019, according to figures released by the National Statistics Office.
When comparing the third quarter of 2019 with that of 2018, the number of passengers went up by 3.4 per cent.
The highest number of passengers was recorded in August - 649,878 or 35.3 per cent of the total for the quarter. When comparing to the previous year, the number of vehicles increased by 8.0 per cent, totalling 538,864.
The number of trips amounted to 8,240, an increase of 21.8 per cent over the same period in 2018. The majority of trips took place in August - 2,802 or 34.0 per cent of total trips for the quarter.
Between the period of January to September, passenger and vehicle traﬃc originating from Ċirkewwa was busiest on Friday and Saturday, whereas highest numbers from Mġarr were recorded on Sunday and Saturday for passengers and Sunday and Monday for vehicles.