The Malta Independent 20 April 2024, Saturday
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Travellers urged to plan ahead as airport ring road project starts

Friday, 17 March 2023, 15:00 Last update: about 2 years ago

Malta International Airport said that major works that will upgrade sections of the airport ring road in two phases will commence on Tuesday 21st March 2023 at approximately 6pm.


These works, MIA said, will not impact the main airport entryway and exits, however, some congestion can be expected at these two points. For this reason, persons who will be travelling from 21 March onwards are advised to allow extra time for their journey, whether they are being dropped off, or driving to the airport and using one of the campus car parks. All car parks will remain accessible throughout the project and public transport will operate normally.


During the first phase of the project, the airport’s outer lane, which is normally used for pick-ups and drop-offs by private vehicles, will be inaccessible. Persons who will be dropping off or picking up someone, are advised that a temporary area within the main car park will be allocated for this purpose. The current grace period for users of the main car park will be temporarily extended to 30 minutes.

Malta International Airport employees stationed at critical points, together with directional signage, will indicate the routes that need to be followed by drivers and passengers while these works are ongoing, as well as facilitate the flow of traffic.

To retain a safe environment for everyone, drivers are kindly requested to observe the recommended speed limit of 30 kilometres per hour on the airport campus.


Given that the lanes directly outside the terminal will be inaccessible at different stages of the project, the building should always be accessed through Level -1 rather than the main entrance. Guests are advised to always follow the directional signage to enter or exit the terminal building safely.


Updated information regarding the status of the project will be uploaded on the Malta International Airport website here.

Malta International Airport apologised for any inconvenience caused by these roadworks and appeals for the public’s cooperation in maintaining a safe environment during the project.


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