Malta International Airport posts 92% drop in November passenger traffic

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Malta International Airport posts 92% drop in November passenger traffic

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  • Just over 39,800 passenger movements registered by MIA last month
  • Daily average passenger movements dropped from 16,439 in November 2019 to 1,327 last month
  • Top 5 airports accounted for 42 per cent of November passenger traffic
Malta International Airport registered 39,875 passenger movements last November, translating into a drop of 91.9 per cent over the same month in 2019.

As the aviation industry continued to grapple with the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions and low consumer confidence, daily average passenger movements at Malta International Airport dropped from 16,439 in November 2019 to just 1,327 last November.

The 24th of November was Malta International Airport’s quietest day yet since the airport’s reopening to commercial operations in July 2020, with only one passenger flight leaving for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Amsterdam Schiphol together with Rome Fiumicino, Frankfurt International Airport, Istanbul Airport, and London Heathrow were November’s most popular airports, accounting for just over 16,500 passenger movements for the month.

While passenger traffic continued to register staggering drops, the blow dealt to cargo and mail was not as devastating, especially given the importance of keeping supply chains running amid the crisis. Last November, cargo and mail through Malta International Airport registered a decrease of 16.2 per cent to stand at 1,459 tonnes.
 
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