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05-03-2013 MIA reports record February

Passenger movements at Malta Airport last month increased by 4.2% when compared to the same month last year, reaching an all-time record of 176,818 for the second month of the year.

Seat capacity for the month increased to 249,144 seats, 1.6% more than February 2012. The average seat load factor grew by 1.8 percentage points in this same month, reaching a record 71%.

The United Kingdom remained the top market for this month, with an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year. Italy went up one placing to second largest market for February, with an increase of 16.3%.

The German market in February was the third largest with a decrease of 5.8%. On the other hand, France kept its fourth placing with a remarkable increase of 19.4%. The largest increase was registered by Libya which climbed up from eighth market to fifth, with an impressive increase of 67.3%.

January – February 2013

For the first two months of the year, passenger movements increased by 6.1% with a total of 356,061. Aircraft movements increased by 1.6% and seat capacity increased by 3.9%.

In the same period, the average seat load factor registered an increase of 1.4 percentage points, the minimum take-off weight (MTOW) increased by 2.8%, whereas Cargo and Mail were 4.3% higher than same period last year.

Results

 

 

Feb 2013

% Change*

1 Jan –

28 Feb 2013

% Change*

Passenger Movements

176,818

4.2

356,061

6.1

Aircraft Movements

1,521

-0.9

3,185

1.6

Cargo and Mail (in tonnes)

1,251

-15.3

2,746

4.3

Seat Capacity

249,144

1.6

519,544

3.9

Seat Load Factor

71%

1.8

68.5%

1.4

MTOW (in tonnes)

134,543

0.7

277,137

2.8

 

Top Destinations (by Country)

 

Country

Feb 2013

% Change*

1 Jan –

28 Feb 2013

% Change*

1

UNITED KINGDOM

61,449

7.4

122,291

7.1

2

ITALY

35,349

16.3

54,950

17

3

GERMANY

28,689

-5.8

73,865

-3.2

4

FRANCE

7,051

19.4

13,807

20.1

5

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

6,740

67.9

13,494

55.7

 

Top Destinations (by Airport)

 

 

Airport

Feb 2013

% Change*

1 Jan –

28 Feb 2013

% Change*

1

LONDON-GATWICK

17,323

14.9

34,077

12

2

FRANKFURT

14,172

6

27,145

3.8

3

LONDON-HEATHROW

13,013

1.6

26,490

-1.3

4

ROME – FIUMICINO

12,016

7.6

24,271

6.8

5

MANCHESTER

10,687

23.6

20,889

24.8

 

* compared to same period last year – 29/02/2012

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