Around 17,500 passengers a day visited Malta International Airport in the first half of 2019

Helena Grech - 10th July 2019

MIA CEO Alan Borg expressed his satisfaction on the airport’s results thanks to ongoing efforts made by government and tourism stakeholders who work to keep Malta connected all year round.

Malta International Airport (MIA) saw over 3.2 million passengers in the first half of 2019, translating into roughly 17,500 passengers daily.

The figures, coming from the company’s mid-year traffic results, registered an increase of 5.9 per cent in passenger movements when compared with the same period last year.

Based on the first half of 2019 and predictions for the remainder six months, MIA forecasts a total of 7.2 million passengers by the year’s end.

The first six months of 2019 saw records broken for almost all months; however, April grew the fastest compared with the same month last year, with a 10.5 per cent increase in traffic. June also registered significant growth in traffic at 8.8 per cent.

Addressing members of the press at a press conference on Tuesday, MIA CEO Alan Borg expressed his satisfaction on the airport’s results thanks to ongoing efforts made by government and tourism stakeholders who work to keep Malta connected all year round.

Mr Borg underscored this by highlighting three new routes added to MIA this October, the extension of 17 routes from summer into the winter season and an increase in the flight frequencies of many routes.

He conceded that Brexit impacted passenger movements during the first quarter of 2019 – despite this the United Kingdom (UK) still makes up the largest market.


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