A busy first half of 2019 saw Malta International Airport welcome over 3.2 million passengers. The company announced its mid-year traffic results, which show an increase of 5.9 per cent in passenger movements over the same stretch last year.
The airport’s performance in the first half of the year confirms the company’s confidence in its forecast of 7.2 million passenger movements expected by end of year.
While record passenger numbers were registered every month in 2019 so far, with a 10.5 per cent increase in traffic, April was the fastest-growing month for this period. This was followed by June, which registered an upturn of 8.8 per cent.
According to the analyses published last week by Airports Council International (ACI) in its Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2019, Malta International Airport’s connectivity doubled between 2009 and 2019, putting it in the lead in a group of 26 airports in the European Union.
Addressing a press conference earlier today, Mr Alan Borg stated, “These solid results stem from Malta International Airport’s constant efforts, made together with government and our main tourism stakeholders, to make sure that the islands are served by the most convenient connections all year round. The launch of three new routes this October, the extension of 17 routes from summer into the upcoming winter season, and increased flight frequencies on several routes, allow us to look ahead with confidence, whilst encouraging us to keep working on securing sustainable traffic.”