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October brings more than 770,000 passengers through Malta International Airport's doors

October traffic registers a 9.6 per cent increase over 2019 levels

  • October traffic registers a 9.6 per cent increase over 2019 levels
  • At 84.7 per cent, the seat load factor remained high
  • 7.8 million passengers expected by the end of 2023

October marked the end of summer for the aviation industry and brought 771,253 passengers through Malta International Airport’s doors. This total represents an increase of 9.6 per cent over 2019 figures. 

In parallel, seat capacity saw an increase of 6.4 per cent. Despite this increase in the seats available on flights, strong travel demand throughout October led to a monthly seat load factor (SLF) of 84.7 per cent.

October’s top markets were Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain. While Italy (+47 per cent), France (+53 per cent) and Spain (+3 per cent) outperformed their respective 2019 results, the United Kingdom’s (-17 per cent) and Germany’s (-23 per cent) slow recoveries continued into October.

The strong results registered between January and October together with the positive outlook for November and December gave Malta International Airport the confidence to revise its traffic forecast. The Airport now expects to welcome 7.8 million passengers by the end of 2023.