New Seating Area allows Malta International Airport to improve its Seating Capacity by 10%

Malta International Airport has just opened a new seating area at departures, as part of its continuous efforts to further enhance the passenger experience through the terminal.

Previously occupied by a retail outlet, the space that was converted into the newly unveiled seating area, has improved the airport’s seating capacity by 10 per cent, just in time for the August holiday rush.

Incorporating Maltese textures mainly through the use of limestone, the fresh look of this area is likely to be adopted in other parts of the terminal, with the aim of creating a better sense of place for the millions of tourists who pass through Malta International Airport every year.

The area has introduced two seating options to cater to the diverse needs of both travellers looking to lounge away their waiting time until departure and passengers looking to make the most of their wait by getting some work done.

The business bars, which are equipped with charging points and bathed in sunlight streaming in through windows overlooking the terrace, allow passengers to plug in and catch up on emails until it is time for boarding at one of the gates located just minutes away from this area.

One of the business bars at the new seating area.

One of the business bars at the new seating area.

The opening of the seating area is but one of Malta Airport’s many recent upgrades; all of which are geared at creating a 5-star airport experience. In the next 12 months, airport guests can expect to benefit from further improvements, as more retail space is freed up to allow for better passenger circulation and the introduction of more seating.

Malta International Airport has also been working on finalising plans for a terminal expansion, which will see the building occupy a much larger footprint and offer better facilities as well as extended operational areas.

Published on 09.08.2019