Construction works to reroute Malta airport’s vehicle traffic

Facade of the Malta International Airport in Luqa. (source: Wikimedia Commons/William Shewring)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 at 11:01 am by Christian Keszthelyi

Vehicles driving to Malta International Airport (MIA) will be directed to use a temporary route to access the terminal building, as of 20 March, due to construction works at the airport, according to a press statement by MIA.

Excavation works will start on an underground link between the multi-storey car park, which is currently under construction, and the existing central car park. At a later stage in the project, a covered walkway will be connecting this link to the terminal building, the press statement writes.

As part of the €20m project due to be finished in 2020, a parking village of 1,300 covered parking spaces on the airport campus is being built. At the same time, car rental companies will also use this area as a centre for their operations.

The rooftop of the parking village will see the installation of a 1,000 kW photovoltaic system, enabling the company to honour its pledge of reducing its carbon footprint, MIA says.

“While this traffic diversion is not expected to have a material impact on the journey up to the terminal building, Malta International Airport would like to apologise for any inconvenience guests may experience as works on this project continue apace,” the press statement says.

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