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Malta International Airport

Malta International Airport plc (MIA) was registered as a company on the 16th May 1991 (registration number C 12663) and commenced operations on 1st January 1992. Initially, MIA managed and operated the air terminal but was later entrusted with the responsibility of the entire airport. Before 1992 these activities had been undertaken by the Government's Air Terminal Department since the 1st January 1989, and before that by the Government's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
In July 2002, the Government of Malta signed an agreement with the Malta Mediterranean Link Consortium Ltd (MML) for the sale of 40% of Malta International Airport plc. The deal was worth Lm40 million (€93.16 million). MML is owned by Flughafen Wien AG (57%), SNC-Lavalin Inc. (39%) and Airport Investments Ltd, which is an associate company of the Maltese Bianchi Group of Companies.
The Government of Malta sold a further 20% of its shares in MIA plc by means of an Initial Public Offering in November 2002 and another 20% in November 2005.
MIA's core air terminal operations include general passenger services, and the operation of an extensive range of retail services at the airport, airside and landside shops, restaurants and other outlets, which are all operated on concession agreements. MIA also leases office space to airlines and other travel related operators at the airport.
Malta Airport is a member of the ACI-EUROPE (Airport Council International - Europe) and a number of company officials sit on specialised committees and working groups within this council.

Mission and Vision
“Our Commitment towards Service Quality, Remarkable Efficiency and Outstanding Facilities, makes Malta Airport a top Airport in its class and Malta’s Dynamic Link to the world.”
  •  Traffic Results 2012
For the third consecutive year, in 2012, passenger traffic at Malta Airport increased over the previous year reaching a record 3.65 million or 4.1% more than the previous year. Aircraft movements were marginally higher at 28,200 movements or 0.6% more than last year whilst cargo and mail handled throughout the year reached 16,489 tonnes or 1.6% higher than the previous year.
Air Malta had 1,660,545 passenger movements, registering a negligible decrease of 1.1% on figures registered in 2011, and which resulted in a share of 45.5% of total traffic. It is followed by Ryanair with a traffic share of 25.4% equivalent to 925,880 passenger movements meaning an increase of 17.6% and easyJet with a traffic share of 8.8% equivalent to 319,601passenger movements meaning a decrease of 6.3%.
Malta Airport’s main markets for 2012 were the United Kingdom with a share of 30% translating into 1,106,436passenger movements, +1.9% over 2011. This was followed by Italy with 17% or 619,575passenger movements, i.e. +0.5% over 2011;and Germany with 15% or 539,119passenger movements, resulting in an increase of 3.5% over last year.
Legacy carriers have increased their passenger numbers marginally by 0.8%, with their overall market share registering a decrease of 1.8 percentage points to 57% (62% in 2010, 58.8% in 2011). Low Cost carriers increased their market share by two percentage points to 36.4% (32% in 2010, 34.4% in 2011) with an increase of 10.1% in passenger movements. Charter operations have retained their 7% share from total traffic as in 2011 (6% in 2010) with an increase of 2% in their passenger movements.
  • Financial Results 2012
The revenue of the Group increased from €52.4 million in 2011 to €52.8 million in 2012. The revenue from the Airport Segment however, decreased from €39.2 million in 2011 to €38.3 million in 2012 whilst the Retail & Property Segment increased from €12.6 million in 2011 to €14.1 million in 2012.
The Earnings before Interest, Taxation Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of the Group in 2012  increased by 4.05%; from €24.79 million to €25.80 million and the EBITDA margin increased from 47.28% to 48.84%. There was also an increase in profit before tax. Profit increased from €18.92 million in 2011 to €19.46 million in 2012, an increase of 2.8%. The total comprehensive income for the year attributable to shareholders net of tax for the Group also increased from €11.90 to €12.46 million, an increase of 4.71% over 2011.
Photos: Kurt Arrigo © Malta International Airport plc​

Contact Information:

 Contact Name 
Malta International Airport plc
Luqa LQA 4000
Tel: +356 21249 600
Fax: +356 21249 563