February 9 marks an important milestone for the Malta International Airport as it will be the 30th year since it welcomed 140 passengers arriving from Moscow at its new air terminal building.
Over the past 30 years, millions of passengers have walked through the terminal’s doors, including 75 million passengers since the airport’s privatisation in 2002, the MIA revealed.
MIA CEO Alan Borg stated that “Despite the uncertainty that continues to surround our industry, we feel that this anniversary provides us with an opportunity to revisit – together with the public – the people, the moments, the investments and the challenges that turned the past 30 years into a remarkable journey. We also hope to get people excited for what lies ahead for the airport and air travel, as we re-affirm our commitment to recover from the blows of COVID-19 and continue to focus on making our airport one of the best in Europe”.
Nowadays, The Malta International Airport has developed into a community with close to 7,000 people working within it from passenger security screening to passport control, sanitation, ground handling and more. In 2022, the terminal will welcome a revamped Food Court and an expansion of the Customs Area, amongst other projects such as the development of Apron X and construction of SkyParks 2.