Inaugurated 20 years after Malta International Airport officially commenced its operations; SkyParks Business Centre is one of the brands owned by the airport.
Malta International Airport’s existent Terminal was inaugurated in 1992, less than three years after its foundation stone was laid down. This terminal replaced the old Luqa Terminal, which was under strain due to an increasing number of air passengers.
The Terminal project was undertaken by the Maltese Government, which went on to sell 40% of the airport’s shares to the Malta Mediterranean Link Consortium in 2002 and a further 40% to the general public, while retaining the remaining 20% of shares.
This marked a shift to full privatisation and the start of a new chapter for Malta International Airport. The majority shareholder in The Malta Mediterranean Link Consortium is Vienna International Airport, whose total consolidated holding in Malta International Airport amounts to more than 48%.
With the number of passengers exceeding the 5 million mark in 2016, the Company has rolled out ambitious Terminal expansion plans aimed at efficiently handling new record numbers of passengers.
Quick facts and figures
2 Runways measuring 2.4km and 3.5km respectively
28 aircraft parking stands
37 partner airlines
86 destinations served
More than 1,500 parking spaces for cars
72,000sqm air terminal
27 retail outlets
12 food & beverage establishments
3,800 jobs directly supported by MIA
9.2% of Malta’s GDP supported by MIA
Over 1,200 tonnes of cargo handled each month on average
Handles over 5 million passengers annually
Split in revenue generation of 30% (non-aviation) : 70% (aviation)
Member of Airport Council International Europe
Published its first Sustainability Report in 2016, becoming the first Company in Malta to do so
Got its first 4 star airport rating by Skytrax in 2016