MIA registered drop in passengers of 6% in April
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During the month of April Malta International Airport registered a decrease of 6.0% in passenger movements over the corresponding month of 2009. Notwithstanding the decrease in April the first four months of 2010 still registered an increase of 3.6% over 2009.
The total passenger movements on scheduled and non-scheduled flights in April 2010 was of 239,553 a decrease of 15,370 passengers when compared to the corresponding month in 2009. Aircraft movements decreased by 1.3% while cargo & mail figures registered an increase of 0.1%.
Passenger traffic for main markets Italy and Spain increased by 26.3%, and 33.6%, whilst UK, Germany and France decreased by 7.8%, 29.5% and 2.5% respectively.
The busiest day in April 2010 was the 6th with 13,724 passengers and 106 aircraft movements.
It is pertinent to note that the Volcanic Ash disruption over European traffic is reflected in these figures given that 336 flights were cancelled in the week 14 – 21 April and therefore about 35,000 passenger movements less have been calculated by MIA.