Malta International Airport prepares for this summer’s busiest day
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August has become closely associated with office shut downs and markedly less traffic, as many people head out of the country for their annual summer holiday. For Malta International Airport, however, August means added passenger traffic and a bustling apron, making for a very hectic four weeks.
The airport said that it is warming up to break some passenger traffic records, with projections showing that this coming Saturday, 13th of August will be its busiest day this summer and indeed one of the busiest it has ever experienced.
A marathon of 148 take-offs and landings will get an estimated 22,500 passengers to their holiday destination or back home at the end of their summer break.
The team at Malta International Airport said that it is confident that it is prepared to handle August's record numbers. The airport said that as a traveller, you can help the airport maintain its efficiency in handling the August traffic by following the simple tips below.
· Get to the airport on time
"Malta International Airport recommends turning up at the terminal two hours before your flight. This gives you plenty of time to sort out travel documents and luggage and whiz through security.
· Take a taxi
"The airport offers a good number of parking spaces, but why not book a taxi to get you to the airport? Travel comfortably, with the added benefit that taxis drop you off right outside the Terminal, meaning that you're literally a minute away from your check-in desk.
· Check in online
"Check in online and print the boarding pass to avoid check-in queues. There are also a number of self-check-in kiosks in the Check-in Hall.
· Be aware of luggage weight restrictions
"Be aware of the luggage weight restrictions applied by the airline you're travelling with and weigh bags before leaving for the airport to avoid any nasty surprises.
· Be security screening ready
"Remember to remove pointed items and liquids from hand luggage. Liquids are only allowed if they're in containers having a maximum capacity of 100 ml and put together in a transparent bag. Empty pockets and remove your belt before asked to do so, as this helps make the screening process smoother… and faster.
Malta International Airport said that it is expecting nearly 600,000 passengers by the end of August, confirming this month as the airport's busiest so far.