To safeguard the Maltese Islands’ underwater world, the Malta Airport Foundation has collected 3.6 tonnes of waste, as part of the airport’s annual seabed clean-up.
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In the latest instalment of International Airport Review’s sustainability series, Malta International Airport’s Justine Baldacchino, Manager, Sustainability and Analytics, and Lorna Refalo, Communications Executive, discuss the exciting initiatives in place to maintain a sustainable recovery momentum post-COVID-19 pandemic.
To affirm Malta International Airport’s commitment towards achieving net zero by 2050, the airport has endorsed the Toulouse Declaration on future sustainability and decarbonisation of aviation.
Malta International Airport has welcomed the investment of almost €40 million for the construction of a new apron, providing the airport with aerodrome infrastructure needed to handle future growth.
Malta International Airport has been awarded the ‘Autism Friendly Spaces’ quality label for its efforts to provide an accessible and relaxing airport experience for individuals who are on the spectrum.
Malta International Airport welcomed 2,540,335 passengers in 2021, an increase of 45.3 per cent on 2020 figures, which will continue to grow in 2022 dependent on the government’s post-COVID-19 strategy.
Malta International Airport is the first European airport to attain Level 3 of Airports Council International’s Customer Experience Accreditation Programme.
Malta International Airport revealed its best performing passenger figures, for October 2021, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 428,426 passenger movements registered.
A new and improved food court at Malta International Airport is set to launch by 2022, offering visitors and passengers a wider food variety and exciting travel experience.
The foundation hopes to inspire more organisations and individuals to follow suit and turn the tide on marine waste.
The airport has issued a call for tenders for the development of the new aircraft parking area and supporting facilities which will contribute to smoother operation in the medium to long-term.
Another stellar performance was recorded by the Vienna Airport Group in 2019, with a record-breaking set of traffic results seeing the group’s airports approach almost 40 million annual passengers. However, its rapid growth is being managed in an environmentally-sensitive way, as its Austrian hub significantly reduced its energy consumption per…
The expansion will be the most significant programme of development and innovation in the history of Malta International Airport.
As one of the signatories to ACI’s Net Zero Carbon 2050 resolution, Malta International Airport has invested in clean energy solutions and its photovoltaic system has nearly tripled its output.
How is Malta International Airport preparing for the future of aviation? The answer comes from investing in a larger terminal and new apron, as well as an increased focus on the guest experience.