MIA registers 92% drop in November passenger traffic

• Just over 39,800 passenger movements registered by MIA in November • Daily average passenger movements dropped from 16,439 in November 2019 to 1,327 last month • Top five airports accounted for 42% of November passenger traffic


Malta International Airport registered 39,875 passenger movements in November, translating into a drop of 91.9% 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 MIA dropped from 16,439 in November 2019 to just 1,327 last November.

24 November was MIA'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. In November, cargo and mail through MIA registered a decrease of 16.2% to stand at 1,459 tonnes.

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