MIA registers 91.9% drop in passenger movements during November 2020

Miguela Xuereb

The Malta International Airport, MIA, registered 39,875 passenger movements last November, which means a drop of 91.9% over the same month in 2019.

These statistics were published in a statement by MIA, in which it also explained that as the aviation industry continued to grapple with the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions and low consumer confidence, daily average passenger movements at Malta International Airport dropped from 16,439 in November 2019 to just 1,327 last November.

The 24th of November was Malta International Airport’s quietest day yet since the airport’s reopening to commercial operations in July 2020, with only one passenger flight leaving for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Amsterdam Schiphol together with Rome Fiumicino, Frankfurt International Airport, Istanbul Airport, and London Heathrow were November’s most popular airports, accounting for just over 16,500 passenger movements for the month.

MIA also said that passenger traffic continued to register staggering drops, “the blow dealt with cargo and mail was not as devastating, especially given the importance of keeping supply chains running amid the crisis,” stated MIA in its statement while it further explained that last November, cargo and mail through the Airport registered a decrease of 16.2% to stand at 1,459 tonnes.