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Traffic up 7.7% for first half of 2014 at Malta International

Malta International Airport has reported it has welcomed more than 1.8 million passengers in the first six months of the year.

The figure represents an increase of 7.7%, compared to the same period last year.

Positive results were registered in all source markets the gateway says, with France registering the highest growth of 17.9%, while the UK remains the largest market, maintaining first position with a growth of 6.7%.

Significant growth was also registered by the Italian market were improved results on existing routes and traffic on new routes Parma and Venice contributed further to the growth.

Unstable Libya, which is recovering from a civil war, also showed signs of recovery during this period securing fifth place, with overall seat load factor up by 0.5%.

Malta International Airport CEO, Markus Klaushofer, explains: “We are very pleased to see a continuous positive trend in these markets, and we hope that this trend spills onto the coming summer months which are the most crucial for industry stakeholders.”

In June, the number of passengers increased by 3% in comparison to the same month in the previous year, while aircraft movements increased by 5.3%, and cargo and mail up 3.6%.

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