August seat load factor reaches all-time high as summer holiday rush peaks – MIA

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 September, 2023 at 8:26 am by Andre Camilleri

Traffic through Malta International Airport continued to exhibit an upward trend in August, increasing by 6.7% over 2019 to total 878,462 passenger movements.

Even though seat capacity increased by 2.8% over 2019, the seat load factor (SLF) stood at an all-time high of 91.4%, reflecting very strong demand for travel as holidaymakers headed to their preferred destination.

Italy continued to lead the pack for yet another month with 244,322 passenger movements, while the United Kingdom ranked second as it continued to perform below 2019 levels.

Compared to July, Germany and France traded places, with the former market moving back to third place. The difference in traffic between Germany and France amounted to just 2,709 passenger movements.

In August, Spain ranked fifth for the third consecutive month.

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