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Sea transport between Malta and Gozo: Q1/2023

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Sea_transport_between_Malta_and_Gozo_Q12023.jpgDuring the first quarter of 2023, sea transport between Malta and Gozo registered increases in passengers and vehicles and a decrease in trips when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2022.

Sea transport between Malta and Gozo

Between January and March 2023, a total of 8,742 trips were carried out, carrying a total of 1,254,008 passengers (Table 1). March was the busiest month recording a total of 3,497 trips or 40.0 per cent of total trips for the quarter (Tables 3 and 7).

Sea transport between Mġarr and Ċirkewwa

A total of 1,181,389 passengers travelled between Mġarr and Ċirkewwa during the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 22.8 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2022. The highest number of passengers was recorded in March – 447,873 or 37.9 per cent of the total for the quarter. When compared to the previous year, the number of vehicles increased by 8.2 per cent, totalling 439,784 (Tables 2 and 3).

The number of trips during the first quarter amounted to 7,888, an increase of 0.1 per cent over the same period in 2022 (Table 2). March registered the highest number of trips – 3,017 or 38.2 per cent of total trips for the quarter (Table 3).

During January-March 2023, passenger traffic originating from Ċirkewwa was busiest on Fridays and Saturdays, while vehicle traffic originating from Ċirkewwa was busiest on Fridays and Thursdays. On the other hand, from the Mġarr terminal, passenger and vehicle traffic was highest on Sundays and Mondays (Charts 4 and 5).

Sea transport between Mġarr and Valletta

During the first quarter of 2023, a total of 854 trips were carried out carrying a total of 72,619 passengers (Table 6). When compared to same quarter in 2022, the number of trips decreased by 43.8 and the number passengers  increased by 8.0 per cent. March registered the highest number of trips – 480 or 56.2 per cent of total trips for the quarter – and also the highest number of passengers – 36,585 or 50.4 per cent for the quarter (Table 7).

 

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