August registers drop of 70% in airport passengers, an increase over July

When compared to the same month last year, August registered a drop of 69.4% in passengers who passed through the Malta International Airport, however at the same time there was an increase when compared with July of this year.

In a statement issued by the MIA, it was stated that in all 252,022 passengers passed through the airport in August, which amounts to 99,204 more passengers than July.

Since the airport reopened for commercial flights, the first two weeks of August were the busiest, however the introduction of the Amber list and restrictions from other countries brought with them a reduction of passengers in the second half of August.

In August, the largest number of passengers arrived from Italy, the UK, Germany, France and Poland.

Airports Council International and other organisations are appealing for more harmonised measures between countries so that  confidence in travelling can be rebuilt and so that the industry can recover.