Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, confirmed on Monday that Malta’s record 6% May traffic growth of over 19,000 passengers (which grew total May traffic to a record 344,000 passengers) was thanks to Ryanair’s 28% growth as over 20,000 additional Ryanair passengers grew its May traffic at Malta Airport to over 94,000.
Underlying Ryanair’s importance to Maltese tourism, Ryanair now accounts for 27% of all passengers to/from Malta and while Ryanair continues to grow passenger and tourist numbers other airlines keep reducing their traffic.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara, said: “Ryanair’s growth in Malta is due to our commitment to low fares, no fuel surcharges and our determination to grow tourism and jobs.
Ryanair’s importance to Malta is underlined by the fact that while Ryanair delivered over 20,000 additional passengers in May, total traffic at Malta Airport grew by 19,000 passengers. While Ryanair continues to grow, other airlines continue to cut passenger, visitor and job numbers.”