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30,419 Passengers Moved Through Malta’s Airport In One June Day

30,419 Passengers Moved Through Malta's Airport In One June Day
Jul 12 2023 Share

According to newly released information by the Malta International Airport, June became the third consecutive month to register more than 700,000 passenger movements. 

The first half of 2023 concluded on a positive note for our airport as a total of 754,258 passenger movements were registered throughout the month of June. 

This is a substantial increase of 4.5% over the passenger traffic handled during the same 2019 month, ending the quarter with a successful rate of passenger movements.

Meanwhile, traffic through the airport peaked on the 29th of June as 30,419 departing and arriving passengers were registered, taking advantage of ‘the four-day bridge weekend that coincided with the end of the academic year for most educational institutions in Malta.’

Italy retained its top spot of Malta International Airport’s market leaderboard, with a market share of 24.5% for June. This was followed by the UK, Germany, France and Spain respectively. 

The year-to-date traffic rose to 3,434,470 passenger movements, exceeding the traffic volumes handled during the first half of 2019 by 5.6%. 

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Fights Break Out In Second Half of Hamrun V Macabi Haifa Match

Fights Break Out In Second Half of Hamrun V Macabi Haifa Match
Jul 11 2023 Share

Fights have broken out between supporters of Hamrun Spartans and Macabi Haifa, following the throwing of flares incident. 

This newsroom is informed that the Macabi Haifa fans continued to turn on flares in their stand as tension soared, with the Maltese fans calling for further security. 

 

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As the Maltese protested, the away fans started throwing flares onto the stand where the Maltese supporters were, ensuing a panic. 

The match stopped for the moment as the referees walked out of the stadium. A large police presence is currently reported to control the chaos 

 

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More as this story develops. 

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Flares Thrown Onto Centenary Stadium Pitch By Maccabi Haifa Fans

Flares Thrown Onto Centenary Stadium Pitch By Maccabi Haifa Fans
Jul 11 2023 Share

As Hamrun Spartans and the Maccabi Haifa teams were set to face each other in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier, a brief panic struck as fans of the away team threw flares onto the Centenary Stadium pitch.

The game was stopped for a few minutes, with the situation controlled very quickly as police promptly identified the flare throwers and escorted them out of the stands.

 

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Hamrun Spartans officials raised their concerns for the wellbeing of the players and the supporters, with the away fans being surrounded by a big number of police personnel.  

International Hamrun goalkeeper Federico Marchetti was seen kicking the flares and extinguishing the flames off the pitch, with members of the police force also seen on the pitch.

Hamrun Spartans seemed to be the most dangerous side after having 3 very close chances to gain the lead but conceded 2 quick goals late during the first half.

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15,000 Signature Goal For Jean Paul Sofia Petition Reached

15,000 Signature Goal For Jean Paul Sofia Petition Reached
Jul 11 2023 Share

15,000 signatures have been inputted into a petition calling for a public inquiry into the death of Jean Paul Sofia after 5 days since its launch.

The petition was created by his mother Isabelle Bonnici through change.org and anticipates a vote which is set to take place in parliament this Wednesday. 

The petition’s goal has now moved to 25,000 signatures, with the petition asking the government to open a public inquiry instead of a magisterial inquiry into the tragedy. 

Various political figures and activists have been calling for a public inquiry into the death which took place last December in Corradino. 

So far, the government has not shifted the inquiry into a public one, with many asking why and who is being protected behind the magisterial inquiry. 

You can find the petition here.

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