August 2019 saw Malta International Airport (MIA) welcome a total of 823,653 passengers, an increase of 8.4 per cent when compared with the same month last year.
In a statement issued by MIA, it said the passenger grown came on the back of a 5.8 per cent increase in aircraft movements and a 7.6 per cent increase in seat capacity.
Moreover, seat load factor (SLF) for August improved marginally over the same month last year to stand at 88.0 per cent.
The airport’s top drivers of passenger traffic were the United Kingdom (+3.1 per cent), Italy (+0.4 per cent), Germany (+24.7 per cent), France (+13.7 per cent) and Spain (+9.3 per cent).
The “solid performance of these markets was fuelled by Malta International Airport’s summer schedule featuring 16 developments, including the introduction of several new routes and improved flight frequencies on a number of existing routes,” the airport’s statement said.