The Malta Independent 21 October 2019, Monday

Malta Airport invests a further €2.6m in airfield projects

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:55 Last update: about 13 months ago

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The company has invested in excess of €14.5m in airfield infrastructure in recent years, as part of its long-term airfield investment plan aimed at prolonging the lifespan of the airport's taxiways, runways and aprons to ensure future capacity, while boosting safety and efficiency levels.

The works undertaken include the ongoing rehabilitation of Apron 9 ‒ the airport's busiest park, the partial resurfacing of Runway 23/05 and the maintenance of Taxiway Charlie and Taxiway Delta.   

Totalling a cost of around €2.6m, the project will kickstart this week and will be carried out in phases until March, so as to limit the impact on aircraft parking stand availability. Initial works will focus on the rehabilitation of Apron 8; the first apron to be used for commercial operations with parking space for six aircraft.

Positioned just off the old terminal, this apron hosted many a special arrival such as that of Queen Elizabeth II in the 1960s and that of Pope John Paul II in 1990.

Following a hiatus over the busy summer period, works on this project will then resume in October, and are envisaged to be completed in the last quarter of 2019.

On the other hand, resurfacing works on Taxiway Echo, which is one of four taxiways linking the airport's main runway, Runway 31/13 to Apron 9, will commence in January with the aim to be completed by March.

Malta International Airport will be doing its utmost to minimise disturbances caused by these works. 

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