Malta International Airport has reported that November traffic reached 453,563 passengers movements and registered an increase of 11.8% over the same month last year, with passenger movement peaking on the 4th of November.
Malta International Airport on that day it hit the 6 million passenger mark, surpassing the record-breaking 6,014,548 passenger movements recorded between January and December of last year.
MIA said that this growth in passenger numbers was mainly due to the launch of the winter schedule, featuring an increased frequency of flights to several popular destinations, together with the extension of 12 summer routes into the winter season.
Malta International Airport said that its top five markets remained unchanged. With the United Kingdom holding on to the top spot, closely followed by Italy, Germany, France, and Spain.
It noted that four out of these five markets registered significant growth during November, ranging from 7.4% in the case of the United Kingdom, and 66.5% in the case of Spain.
MIA explained that the significant growth registered by the Spanish market is attributed to the extension of the Seville, Valencia and Malaga routes introduced in summer into the winter season, as well as the increased frequency of direct flights to Barcelona.
Germany was the only market among the airport’s top five to register a 0.8% decline in passenger movements.