1st quarter sea transport between Malta and Gozo up 3.4%
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In the first quarter of 2010, commuters between Malta and Gozo increased by 3.4 per cent, totalling 735,123 when compared to the corresponding period in 2009.
The number of vehicles carried by scheduled vessels went up by 2.1 per cent, to 224,559. As expected, March saw the highest number of commuters and vehicles, 288,375 and 82,201 respectively.
The number of trips in the quarter under review stood at 4,586, a decrease of 1.4 per cent over the corresponding period last year. The highest number of trips was recorded in March – 1,588 or 34.6 per cent of the total for the period under review.