Malta International Airport (MIA) has started work on the construction of a €20m (US$22.5m) multi-story parking lot that is scheduled to open by 2020.
The new car park will include 1,300 covered parking spaces and an underground tunnel that will connect the facility to the main terminal building.
The building will also provide more space for car rental companies to operate from a centralized area, making it easier for passengers to pick-up and drop-off rental vehicles, as well as a 1,000kWp photovoltaic system on the roof.
The new building will replace the present staff and stakeholder parking lot and a temporary parking area will be provided for free as close to the terminal building as possible for the duration of the project.
“As with every ambitious undertaking, the inconvenience caused by this construction project will not be negligible, and for this I would like to apologize to all those who will be impacted. However, I would also like to appeal to our stakeholders and guests to look at this as a growing pain, without which we cannot continue to develop our airport into a better place for travelers, visitors, and employees working at the airport,” said MIA CEO Alan Borg.