August exceeds 700,000 mark in passenger movements at MIA

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August exceeds 700,000 mark in passenger movements at MIAPassenger movements reached 759,547 in August at Malta International Airport. It said that this is an increase of 9.5% over last year, and yet another record for the airport.

The August holiday rush meant that there was an average of 24,502 daily passenger movements, MIA said.

There was also a 9.7% increase in aircraft movements, with the airfield seeing over 5,000 take-offs and landings during the month.

The Airport said that Malta has been gaining ground with British leisure travellers – according to the 2018 Summer Season Travel Report – and featured among the top 10 fastest-growing destinations for the summer season with a 13.7% growth rate.

The top markets were from UK (+12.1%), Italy (+16.2%), Germany (-11.0%), France (+2.5%) and Spain (+30.0%).

MIA noted that Spain’s noteworthy performance can be partly attributed to the fact that Spanish routes increased with the introduction of flights to Bilbao, Malaga, and Seville.

The French route network was also widened with the launch of three scheduled services to Paris-Beauvais, Nice, and Lourdes, contributing to the market’s growth.

The Airport said that Malta has been gaining ground with British leisure travellers – according to the 2018 Summer Season Travel Report – and featured among the top 10 fastest-growing destinations for the summer season with a 13.7% growth rate.

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