Malta International Airport plc – Traffic Results – August 2011

Malta International Airport plc – Traffic Results – August 2011

Malta International Airport plc announced that passenger movements in August almost reached the all-time monthly record of last year and totalled 427,575. In absolute terms, this signifies an insignificant decrease of 349 less passenger movements, or -0.1% when compared to the same month last year. During the same month, seat capacity reached 499,086, i.e. a decrease of 7% which is equivalent to 37,295 seats.

In August, aircraft movements went down by 9.5% over the corresponding period last year, whilst the average seat load factor increased by a significant 5.9 percentage points to reach 85.7% – up from the 79.8% registered in August 2010. The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) was 8.8% less than that registered in August last year, whilst cargo and mail was 10% lower than that recorded during the same month in 2010.

Malta Airport’s top market, the United Kingdom, registered an increase of 1% during the month of August with Germany experiencing a considerable increase of 22.8% and Spain growing at a slower rate of 2.7%. On the contrary, Italy and France registered a decrease of 12.3% and 6.7% respectively.

January — August 2011

The results for the first eight months of the year, in terms of passenger movements, therefore show an increase of 8.5% when compared to the same period last year, totalling 2,399,413 passenger movements with relatively the same amount of aircraft movements. The average seat load factor improved by 4.2 percentage points reaching 75% for the period January to August 2011.

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