Passengers and vehicles crossing to Gozo decreased in Q3

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Passengers and vehicles crossing to Gozo decreased in Q3In the third quarter, sea transport between Malta and Gozo registered decreases in vehicles, commuters and trips compared to the corresponding quarter of 2011, according to figures released by the National Statistics Office.

A total of 1,337,755 commuters travelled between Malta and Gozo during the third quarter this year. This number is marginally lower (0.5 per cent) when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2011. The highest number of commuters was recorded in August – 479,951 or 35.9 per cent of the total for the quarter.

The number of vehicles carried by scheduled vessels went down by 1.3 per cent, totalling 345,098.

The number of trips in the period under review stood at 5,363, a decrease of 5.5 per cent over the corresponding period last year. The majority of trips took place in August – 1,824 or 34.0 per cent of total trips for quarter three.

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