On 22 February 2018, Malta International Airport plc announced that the Planning Authority approved the master plan for the further upgrading and redevelopment of MIA’s terminal infrastructure and the surrounding airport campus. This €100 million project will be executed in three major phases and will principally entail: (i) the construction of three mixed-used commercial blocks including also a business hotel; (ii) the expansion/extension of the various existing terminal facilities; and (iii) the construction of a multi-storey car park providing more than 1,300 parking spaces which is expected to commence in Q4 2018.
Commenting on this major development, MIA’s CEO Mr Alan Borg said that “through this sizeable investment we expect to solidify Malta International Airport’s important role in the local economy, as we unlock its potential to welcome more tourists and generate further employment opportunities. We also envisage that this programme will build on the successes of past investments and go on to grow the airport campus into a go-to destination for business and leisure.”
Meanwhile, MIA will continue working towards the completion of the current Terminal Reconfiguration Project which has already delivered a number of improvements within the terminal building. In parallel, MIA is also working on drafting and finalising design plans for a lateral expansion of its terminal.
Further details about MIA’s Master Plan are available from here.