Malta International Airport MLA
serves the independent State of Malta. (NOTE: MIA is the short name for the Airport; MLA is the Airport Code). Malta is a member of the European Union and belongs to the Eurozone and Schengen area. The State of Malta encompasses 316 square kilometers and has a population of 409,000. Its 7,000-year history, archeological sites and ideal weather conditions draw tourists from all over Europe. Malta Airport ranked second-best European Airport in its passenger count category. In 2016 Skytrax rated it 4 starts. It also won the top rank for 'Most Scenic Airport'.
Malta International is experiencing steady passenger growth and plans accordingly.
MLA Airport is located between the towns of Luqa and Gudja, on the Island of Malta, the larger of the Maltese islands in the Mediterranean Sea (which form the State of Malta) - situated just below Sicily.
With two long runways and 5 million passengers in 2016, Malta International Airport is hub for Air Malta and is served by a good number of international airlines, including low-fare and charter airlines. A seaplane service to the Maltese Island of Gozo, as well as to Sicily, is sponsored by Harbour Air, located at the Airport.
Malta International Airport has one passenger terminal and a new VP Terminal.
Current and future Airport developments:
As of July 2016, SITA (the global air transport specialist) took over day-to-day ICT operations. The 78M EUR investment plan includes terminal & airfield operational upgrades during 2016/17.
- The ongoing terminal reconfiguration project, started September 2016, entered in March 2016 a new phase. While a completion date is not available, the entire project is to 'significantly enhance passenger experience, and is on course and on schedule'.
NOTE: Going back to the future:
peddle power is an eco-friendly alternative to charge your electronic devices - two bicycles are at ready outside of the terminal to peddle and power up - saving the planet one peddle at at time!