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MLA August passenger traffic up 9.5%

Yet another traffic record for the airport!

Traffic through Malta International Airport continued on its upward trend, with passenger movements reaching 759,547 in August, translating into an increase of 9.5% over the same month last year. 

The August holiday rush kept the Malta International Airport team busy with an average of 24,502 daily passenger movements.

This rise in passenger traffic was observed in parallel with a 9.7% increase in aircraft movements, with the airfield seeing over 5,000 take-offs and landings during the month. Seat capacity grew by 10.5% whilst overall seat load factor stood at 87.4%.

According to the 2018 Summer Season Travel Report, Malta has been gaining ground with British leisure travellers, featuring among the top 10 fastest-growing destinations for the summer season with a 13.7% growth rate.