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Malta Airport Welcomed Over 858K Passengers In June

Malta Airport Welcomed Over 858K Passengers In June
Jul 10 2024 Share

In June, Malta International Airport saw a significant rise in traffic, with passenger movements increasing by 13.9% compared to the same month the previous year, totalling 858,738.

Operations peaked on June 27, when 33,269 passengers traveled on 207 flights. Aircraft movements for the month rose by 14.7%, and seat capacity saw a 13.5% increase, reaching 991,771 seats. The seat load factor slightly improved by 0.3 percentage points from June 2023, reaching 86.6%.

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The Italian market remained the top driver of traffic, contributing 198,455 passenger movements and holding just over 23% of the market share.

The United Kingdom followed with a 21.0% market share, then Germany (8.1%), France (7.7%), and Poland (5.2%). Notably, Poland was the fastest-growing market among the top five, with a 46.6% increase in passenger movements. The most popular airport was London Gatwick, which saw 50,447 passenger movements.

Cargo and mail handled during the month amounted to 1,875 tonnes.

Year-to-date traffic showed a positive trend, with 4,065,414 passenger movements, reflecting an 18.4% increase over 2023. This growth highlights Malta International Airport’s increasing role as a key hub, demonstrating notable performance in both passenger and cargo traffic.

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Diver Sacrificed Himself Trying To Save Other In Żonqor Tragedy

Diver Sacrificed Himself Trying To Save Other In Żonqor Tragedy
Jul 10 2024 Share

A Times of Malta report revealed that experienced diver Krzysztof Białecki tragically sacrificed his life attempting to save another diver, Dominic Dubaj, during a diving incident off Żonqor, Marsaskala.

The incident occurred on Saturday while Białecki and a group of Polish divers were exploring the Le Polynesien, a World War I wreck at a depth of 50 meters.

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Joanna Wyrebek, a diving instructor who witnessed the event, recounted that Białecki knowingly sacrificed crucial decompression time to assist Dubaj.

Despite their efforts, Dubaj died before reaching the hospital, and Białecki succumbed to his injuries hours later at Mater Dei Hospital.

Both divers were Polish nationals residing in the UK and were part of Diving Explorers, a group co-founded by Białecki.

Known affectionately as “tato” for his leadership and extensive diving experience, Białecki was highly respected within the diving community.

Wyrebek described Białecki as a selfless hero, revered by many.

The tragic accident is one of several recent diving-related incidents in Malta, highlighting the dangers associated with the sport. Tributes from the diving community honoured Białecki’s contributions and passion for diving, highlighting his role as a mentor and leader.

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Selwyn Releases Update On Relationship With Miriam

Selwyn Releases Update On Relationship With Miriam
Jul 10 2024 Share

Responding to stories on his Instagram story, Love Island Malta Season 2 contestant Selwyn revealed that he and Miriam are taking things slow following their time on the show.

Selwyn, who placed 4th during the finale of Love Island Malta Season 2 with Miriam, responded to a question saying:

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Miriam and I are taking things slow and living day by day because life outside the villa is different from on the inside. But we have the same mindset.’

Miriam shared the story herself, showing her own approval of the relationship status.

This comes after Ylenia and Kyonne revealed that they will be remaining ‘just friends’, with both of them releasing a video statement on the situation.

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Dreamworks Release 1st Teaser For Shrek 5

Dreamworks Release 1st Teaser For Shrek 5
Jul 10 2024 Share

Dreamworks have officially confirmed that Shrek 5 will return with a little teaser involving the iconic Shrek logo – this time in the form of the number 5 with the iconic ogre ears.

 

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The film studios also confirmed that Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, who voiced Shrek, Donkey and Fiona respectively, will all be returning for the film.

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And it’s not that ‘far, far away’, as it’s intended to release on July 1st 2026.

The last Shrek film, Shrek Forever After, released back in 2010, and with Puss in Boots solo spin offs, it’s only fair that the big green ogre gets a return to the big screen.

Will you be watching?

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