More tourists than ever visit Malta this summer

Malta has smashed another tourism record.

This summer was the busiest ever, according to passenger figures released by Malta’s airport.

It said tourist numbers soared by more than 12 percent over the summer months.

Bosses revealed they hope to welcome a record 6.8 million passengers to the Gudja terminal by the end of the year.

Airport chief executive Alan Borg told 89.7 Bay: ‘Year-to-date traffic results are quite remarkable considering that last year the six million mark was only reached on the last day of 2017.

‘While summer has now ended, over 12 routes have been extended into the winter period and more frequencies have been added on a number of routes.

‘The months ahead promise to keep us busy, auguring well for our pledge to constantly work towards year-round tourism.’

The number of British holidaymakers flying to Malta rose by almost 15 percent this year, while tourist numbers from Spain jumped by 45 percent following the launch of three new routes, connecting Malta with Seville, Bilbao and Malaga.

Read more: Visit Malta

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