Malta International Airport has established a new traffic record, ending July with 756,356 passenger movements, the company announced today.
Last month, the company stated that it is expecting almost 6.8 million passengers by the end of 2018.
July’s total surpassed the previous record held by August 2017 by more than 62,000 passenger movements. It also hit the highest seat load factor (SLF) for the year so far at 87.1 per cent.
Besides the increase in passengers, there was also an 11.3 per cent increase in aircraft movements and a rise of 11.5 per cent in seat capacity.
Malta International Airport’s top five markets have remained unchanged since April, with the United Kingdom occupying the top spot followed by Italy, Germany, France and Spain.
While four of the top markets registered growth that ranged between 14.4 per cent and 34.3 per cent, Germany’s passenger movements decreased by 4.3 per cent. This decrease resulted from a reduced schedule by TUI cruises, affecting the cruise and fly passenger traffic throughput.