Passengers flows greatly improved with MIA temporary security area
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The security screening area has been successfully relocated to its temporary space on the first floor, which has led to passengers clearing security at Malta International Airport at a faster pace, the airport said today.
MIA added that this new location, although temporary until the permanent security area is completed in an adjacent space next year, is significantly larger than the previous hall on the ground floor.
Works on the commissioning of equipment is still underway, however the impact on passenger processing is limited, it said.
New state-of-the-art equipment including modern X-ray machines, tray return systems and additional lanes to cut down on queueing in the security area.
MIA said that this infrastructure has already contributed to improved flows and increased efficiency, with up to 1,200 passengers per hour handled in the first week of operation, compared with a maximum of 800 passengers under the previous system.
MIA Head of Security Patrick Murgo said, “we are very pleased with how the first week has gone. Despite this major upheaval, we managed to handle a record 4,155 passengers in a four-hour timespan on Thursday, our busiest day of the week.”