More than 6.3 million passengers at MIA

More than 6.3 million passengers were welcomed at the Malta International Airport between January and October. The airport registered a 6.7% increase when compared to the period in 2018.

In a statement, the MIA said that the figures indicated that the airport is close to a new traffic milestone of more than seven million passenger movements.

The summer season between April and October for the aviation industry registered a 7.7% increase in passenger movements at the Malta International Airport. The increase was not only in passengers, aircraft movements grew by 5.6% while seat capacity grew by 6.8%.

The MIA said that the top markets for the season were the United Kingdom which saw a 3.3% increase, Italy which saw a 3.7% increase, France (+8.4%), Spain (9.3%) and Germany (+17.3%).

The summer season was brought to a close with an increase of 8.8% over the same month last year. The MIA has launched its winter schedule and welcomed the first flights from Paphos, Trieste and Santiago de Compostela.