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MIA welcomes the 3.5 millionth passenger

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Earlier today, Malta International Airport welcomed its 3.5 millionth passenger who arrived on Air Malta flight KM613 from Rome at 12:25h.
The passenger, 14-year-old Flaminia Iannone from Rome, was welcomed at Malta Airport’s La Valette Lounge at Arrivals, by Malta Airport CEO Markus Klaushofer and Malta Tourism Authority CEO Josef Formosa Gauci.

Malta Airport CEO Markus Klaushofer said that this was the second time in its history that Malta Airport has reached the 3.5 millionth mark in a year, following last year’s record. “From our estimates thus far, it turns out that we are going to end the year with a record number of passenger movements, which is the fourth record year in the last five years. This result is due to the close collaboration with all stakeholders: our airline clients, in particular our home carrier Air Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, Government, and the Malta Hotels & Restaurants’ Association,” added Mr Klaushofer.

Malta Tourism Authority CEO Josef Formosa Gauci welcomed Ms Iannone and said that “The fact we have started celebrating the 3.5 millionth passanger is indeed a certificate that notwithstanding the harsh economic realities in our source markets, we are still doing well. The continuous development of accessibility to Malta is a key factor for the further growth of tourism and these results are for all the industry to enjoy.”

Ms Iannone was presented with a gift to mark the occasion

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