Increase in vehicles, commuters & trips for Gozo Channel
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In the second quarter, sea transport between Malta and Gozo registered increases in vehicles, commuters and trips when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2012.
The National Statistics Office said that a total of 1,150,990 commuters travelled between Malta and Gozo during the second quarter this year, an increase of 6.6 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2012.
The highest number of commuters was recorded in June – 397,266 or 34.5 per cent of the total for the quarter. The number of vehicles carried by scheduled vessels went up by seven per cent, totalling 293,446.
The number of trips in the period under review stood at 4,792, an increase of 1.1 per cent over the corresponding period last year. The majority of trips took place in June – 1,660 or 34.6 per cent of total trips for the second quarter.