Vehicles & passengers crossing to Gozo on the increase
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According to information released by the National Statistics Office today, in the second quarter, sea transport between Malta and Gozo registered increases in vehicles and commuters, compared to the corresponding quarter of 2010.
Commuters between Malta and Gozo increased by 3.9 per cent, totalling 1,096,880 when compared to the corresponding period in 2010. Concurrently, the number of vehicles carried by scheduled vessels went up by 2.2 per cent, totalling 285,641. The highest number of commuters was recorded in June (378,899) or 34.5 per cent of the total for the quarter.
The number of trips in the period under review stood at 4,820, a decrease of 1.5 per cent over the corresponding period last year. The majority of trips took place in June – 1,644 – or 34.1 per cent of total trips for this quarter.