Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 July, 2023 at 9:25 pm by Andre Camilleri
- June becomes third consecutive month to register more than 700,000 passenger movements
- More than 30,000 passengers travelled through Malta Airport on June’s busiest day
- Italy remains Malta Airport’s top contributor to passenger traffic with a market share of almost 25%
The first half of 2023 concluded on a positive note for Malta International Airport as a total of 754,258 passenger movements were registered throughout the month of June.
This figure not only represents a substantial increase of 4.5 per cent over the passenger traffic handled during same month in 2019, but also marks the end of an encouraging quarter for the airport, as June became the third consecutive month during which the 700,000-passenger mark was reached.
Traffic through Malta International Airport peaked on the 29th of June, as 30,419 departing and arriving passengers took advantage of the four-day bridge weekend that coincided with the end of the academic year for most educational institutions in Malta.
While seat capacity surpassed 2019 volumes by 1.8 per cent, standing at 873,580 seats, load factor also showed a marked improvement, rising from 84.1 per cent in June 2019 to 86.3 per cent last month.
The airport’s top five markets remained largely consistent with the previous year. Italy retained the top spot of Malta International Airport’s market leaderboard for June, with a market share of 24.5%, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, which regained third position, France and Spain.
Malta International Airport’s performance in June brought year-to-date traffic up to 3,434,470 passenger movements, exceeding the traffic volumes handled during the first half of 2019 by 5.6 per cent.