Malta International Airport (MIA) has announced that three new routes are to be introduced this October.
In a press release, Minister for Transport Ian Borg stated that three new routes are being launched this October, amidst the extension of 17 routes from summer into the upcoming winter season. Referring to the analyses published last week by Airports Council International (ACI) in its Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2019, Borg highlighted that MIA’s connectivity doubled between 2009 and 2019, putting it in the lead in a group of 26 airports in the European Union.
MIA also announced an increase of 5.9% in its mid-year traffic results, amounting to over 3.2 million passengers. The 5.9% was explained to have been compared to the same stretch over last year. Record passenger numbers were registered every month in 2019 so far, but with a 10.5% increase in traffic, April was the fastest-growing month for this period. This was followed by June, which registered an upturn of 8.8%.