Malta International granted approval for US$123m masterplan

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The Planning Authority in Malta has approved Malta International Airport’s masterplan, paving the way for a €100m (US$123m) development of its terminal infrastructure and the surrounding airport campus.

The airport will now be able to proceed to the planning stages of its investment program, which will be executed in three major phases.

“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,” said airport CEO Alan Borg.

“We also envisage that this program 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.”

In the short term, the airport’s focus will be retained on the completion of its Terminal Reconfiguration Project, which has already delivered several improvements within the terminal building.

In parallel with this, and together with its consultants, the airport will also be actively working on drafting design plans for a lateral expansion of the terminal.

This development will be undertaken with the aim of putting Malta International Airport in a better position to keep delivering an excellent airport experience.

The airport will also continue evolving the surrounding airport campus into a business and leisure complex, geared at providing high-quality facilities and more work opportunities.

Works include construction of a multi-story car park, providing more than 1,300 parking spaces, and the construction of SkyParks II, which will house office and retail space and a business hotel.

By Hazel King

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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