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421,500 passengers through Malta’s airport in December 2022

421,500 passengers through Malta’s airport in December 2022
Jan 12 2023 Share

According to new information released by the Malta International Airport, December 2022 saw 421,468 passenger movements through the island’s airport. 

This translates to a recovery of 88.3% of pre-pandemic travel as the rest of the world recuperates following the virus’ impact. While December’s daily traffic averaged at around 13,000 passenger movements, December 23rd, 29th and 30th were the busiest of the entire month. 

The airport’s team handled more than 17,000 passengers on these days. A high seat load factor of 81% induced that the demand for air travel was very strong for the festive month. 

Italy had the most visitors through the Malta International Airport, with a 21.4% market share. This was followed by the UK, Germany, France and Poland. 

December’s results brought full year traffic up to 5.8 million passenger movements. This total is 20% below Malta International Airport’s record full year traffic for the year 2019. Whereas August was the year’s busiest month with 712,122 passenger movements, December still registered the strongest recovery rate. 

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Maltese DJ Edd to perform at legendary London superclub Printworks

Maltese DJ Edd to perform at legendary London superclub Printworks
Jan 11 2023 Share

Fresh from his summer gig in Ibiza, Maltese DJ & producer Edd is set to re-join Ibiza house brand ANTS and a stacked line-up at London superclub Printworks.

 

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Edd will join a host of stellar names in the house music scene including Andrea Oliva, Cloonee, Franky Rizardo, Nic Fanciulli and more in ANTS’ final Printworks rendez-vouz ahead of the club’s closing.

Printworks is widely recognised as one of the world’s most iconic electronic music spaces with an iconic lighting system known the world over.

The superclub in Surrey Quays Road will close down in 2023 as part of the British Land’s Canada Water Masterplan, a redevelopment project in the UK. The venue’s final season will run from February 4 to May 1, with Edd’s gig being one of the last at the legendary dance venue.

Big up Edd!

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Most popular names in Malta in 2022 were Luca and Mia

Most popular names in Malta in 2022 were Luca and Mia
Jan 11 2023 Share

According to newly released figures issued by Identity Malta, Luca and Mia were the most popular names given to newborns in the year 2022. 

The four most popular names for boys were Luca, Liam, Noah and Matteo, whereas those for girls were Mia, Emma, Nina and Giulia. 

3,978 newborns were registered at the Malta Public Registry in 2022, with 50.7%, or 2,016, being boys and 49.3% (1,962) being girls. This was a drop of 4.7% (186) from 2021. 

Luca had already topped the list as the most popular name back in 2010 and 2017, and was second most popular in 2018 and 2021. 

Meanwhile, Mia was the fourth most popular name for girls in the year 2020. The most popular Maltese names were Ġanni and Luċija, with 22 boys and 13 girls given these names. 

The agency said that the service provided was widely popular due to its convenience. ‘During 2022, 90% notified their newborns at the Agency’s office situated in Mater Dei (totalling 3,592 babies). 

Marriage registrations during 2022 amounted to 2,237, resulting in an increase of 240 couples when compared to 2021. There were also 31 cohabitations registrations, meaning that there were 26 less registrations than the previous year. 

Meanwhile, 60.6% (2,314 deaths) registered a deceased person at the same office. 148 births and deaths were registered online in 2022, while only 9 deaths were registered through the postal service. 

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Prince Harry tripped on mushrooms in Courteney Cox’s house

Prince Harry tripped on mushrooms in Courteney Cox’s house
Jan 11 2023 Share

Following the release of his memoir ‘Spare’, Prince Harry made more shocking revelations after the early leaks revealed various bombastic experiences. 

This time around, it was revealed that the Duke of Sussex had undergone a psychedelic experience whilst staying at Courteney Cox’s house.

That’s right, Prince Harry was staying at the house of the sitcom star who played Monica Geller. And he and his buddy had a pretty wild night after breaking into a box of mushrooms. 

They were invited to Cox’s house after the actress invited his friends, with Harry himself taking on the opportunity. He even wrote about having a crush on the actress and how he considered himself ‘a Chandler.’ 

Harry and his friend later spotted a huge box of ‘black diamond mushroom chocolates’, which he and his mate grabbed several of and washed them down with tequila. 

Harry had an ‘amazing’ experience, thinking that the bin had transformed into a head whereas his friend was scared out of his mind thinking his coat had turned into a dragon. 

Harry’s memoir became the fastest selling non-fiction book in just a matter of hours upon release, with the book detailing inner conflicts between the royal siblings, time served in the military and other drug related escapades. 

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