Traffic Results June 2010 - 7/15/2010
Following a growth of 19.3% in passenger movements during the month of May, Malta International Airport has once again registered an increase of 19.3% for the month of June, reaching 331,345 movements. This is equivalent to an increase of 53,512 passenger movements over June 2009. The results for the first six months of the year in terms of passenger movements therefore show an increase of 10.3% when compared to the same period last year, reaching 1,380,828 passenger movements. This was mainly brought about by a substantial increase in seat capacity, equivalent to 8.5%, coupled with the strengthening of the average seat load factor.
Flight movements and seat capacity for the month of June increased by 14.8% and 17.3% respectively over June 2009, primarily due to the new routes that were launched this year. Concurrently, the average seat load factor rose by 1.1 percent over the corresponding period. The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) for June was 14.5% higher than last year, whilst cargo dropped by 5.9% when compared to the same period in 2009.
The core markets all registered significant increases in June with Spain, Italy and France growing by an outstanding 138%, 40% and 39% respectively, whilst the United Kingdom and Germany grew by a more modest 7% and 5%. Likewise, the three top destinations also registered positive results with Gatwick, Fiumicino and Manchester growing by 1.7%, 51% and 1.7%. On the other hand London Heathrow and Frankfurt decreased marginally by 2.6% and 0.5% respectively.
In view of the positive results achieved during the first six months of the year, Malta International Airport expects passenger movements to reach 3.15 million in 2010, an estimated increase of 8% over 2009.