Articles Tagged ‘Malta’

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.

Seasonality: Jet2.com and Greek Islands most extreme in anna.aero leisure-legacy comparison

Seasonality: Jet2.com and Greek Islands most extreme in anna.aero leisure-legacy comparison

As the Northern Hemisphere looks forward to the start of the S17 season at the end of March, we reveal the seasonality issues that various favourite holiday hotspots in Europe have to deal with. Plus we reveal how SAS differs from other European legacy carriers.

Malta Airport on target for five million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Air Malta and starting six new routes this winter

Malta Airport on target for five million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Air Malta and starting six new routes this winter

After a decade of stagnation, Malta’s traffic has surged since 2009 thanks primarily to Ryanair. We look at the airport’s recent growth, seasonality and shift in airline capacity. Plus which country markets are growing fastest and what’s new for 2017.


Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

We reveal which of 18 holiday airports around Europe can expect the most growth this summer. Plus we look at 15 years’ worth of data to various non-European destinations from the UK to highlight the volatility of some leisure markets.

Air Malta facing increasing competition from Ryanair; passenger numbers down 4% in 2011 on 12 Airbus fleet

Air Malta facing increasing competition from Ryanair; passenger numbers down 4% in 2011 on 12 Airbus fleet

How have Air Malta’s passenger numbers developed in recent years, and how seasonal is demand to and from the Mediterranean island. Which are its leading city and country markets? How much of a challenge does Ryanair represent and what have been Air Malta’s key network developments this winter?

Ryanair ups presence in Malta to 19 routes with first based aircraft; direct competition limited to just three routes

Ryanair ups presence in Malta to 19 routes with first based aircraft; direct competition limited to just three routes

Ryanair will now operate 58 weekly flights from Malta, 21 of which will be operated by a Maltese based 737-800. Which routes have been dropped and which have been dropped and then re-instated? Which is the only daily service?


Malta destined for growth as Ryanair establishes base; Emirates leading non-European airline

Malta destined for growth as Ryanair establishes base; Emirates leading non-European airline

The Mediterranean island nation with only one airport has had a flat traffic development over the last decade, but Europe’s biggest LCC will establish a base in May. Which are the main country markets serving Malta? And which airline offers wide-body services?

Emirates off to Senegal; Ryanair makes Malta 41st base; American tees off to Augusta; AnadoluJet adds two more routes from its Ankara base

Emirates off to Senegal; Ryanair makes Malta 41st base; American tees off to Augusta; AnadoluJet adds two more routes from its Ankara base

Emirates is adding Dakar in Senegal to its growing African network while Ryanair is creating its 41st base in Malta with just one aircraft. American is adding two new routes from DFW while AnadoluJet adds two from Ankara.

Malta’s incentive scheme reaps rewards

Country Focus: MaltaThe Mediterranean island of Malta joined the EU in 2004 at the same time as Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. But air travel failed to respond to the new liberalised market. So the government stepped in and created an incentive programme. Ryanair is claiming the credit for this summer’s 12% growth in traffic, but what’s the real story? Who else deserves some credit?