26,000 travellers expected at MIA on Thursday for the August rush
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August is Malta International Airport’s most hectic month, and this year passenger numbers are expected to peak on Thursday, the 17th, with MIA’s team getting ready to host an estimated 26,000 travellers in just one day.
With a total of 167 scheduled take-offs and landings, the runway is also set to experience its fair share of action, so it won’t be just the terminal that will be bustling with activity on the day.
The Airport said that it has prepared a number of free treats to keep travellers refreshed and younger globetrotters entertained. A group of airport greeters will be distributing these treats around the terminal.
For those who are travelling in the coming days, MIA has made some recommendations to make the journey even more pleasant and stress free.
“It is recommended that you arrive at the terminal at least two hours before your flight. This gives you plenty of time to sort out your travel documents and luggage.”
The airport said that it offers a good number of parking spaces, “however, why not book a taxi to get you to the airport? Additionally, do be aware that an ongoing road works project is currently impacting several access routes to the airport.”
“Check in online to avoid check-in queues, and have your boarding pass ready on your phone or in printed format. There are also a number of self-check-in kiosks in the check-in hall. Check whether you can make use of this facility here,” the airport said.
The airport also said that you should be aware of the luggage weight restrictions applied by the airline you’re travelling with and weigh your bags before you leave for the airport to avoid any surprises.
And finally, “remember to remove pointed items and liquids from your 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 your pockets and remove your belt before you are asked to do so, as this helps make the screening process smoother and faster.”