November at Malta International Airport was the fourteenth consecutive month to achieve double-digit growth in passenger movements.
The airport saw an increase of 55,000 passengers on 2016, closing off the month with a total of 405,724 movements. This translates into an increase of 15.8 per cent over last year.
MIA noted that there was also an increase of 18.1 per cent in aircraft movements and a 19.2 per cent improvement in seat capacity.
The month’s top five markets were the United Kingdom – which continued to top the leaderboard with over 100,000 passenger movements, followed by Italy, Germany, France, and Belgium.
The airport said that the biggest spike in passenger numbers in November was observed on the Polish market, which grew by 76.3 per cent over last year.
It added that this strong increase can be attributed to added flights on the Gdansk, Krakow and Wroclaw routes. Other markets which registered noteworthy growth stemming from improved flight schedules and additional capacity, include Turkey, Austria and the Netherlands, it said.