23 August 2006

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Day trippers to Sicily increase in June

During the first half of the year, the number of Maltese passengers departing by air and sea amounted to 105,414, an increase of 7.6 per cent over the same period a year ago.
In the period under review, the most frequent destination was Italy, accounting for 30.9 per cent of the total number of Maltese travelling abroad by air and sea.
In the first six months of 2006, male outbound passengers significantly exceeded female ones, the former accounting for 62.2 per cent of the total.
The greatest proportion of outbound passengers - 46.7 per cent – comprise passengers aged 25-44 years, followed by those in the 45-64 age bracket, at 42.2 per cent.
Maltese passengers during June reached a total of 22,211. Of these, 16,750 travelled by air, an increase of 2.9 per cent when compared to the same month last year.
In June 2006, outbound passengers increased by 9.6 per cent to a total of 22,211. Over 75 per cent of the increase was attributable to departures by sea – the catamaran - the majority being same-day visitors.

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