Malta International Airport (MIA) has invested in advanced technology to upgrade security procedures to align them to new EU security procedures. From 1st September onward all passengers may have their em>hand luggage and electronic apparatus such as laptops, tablets and mobiles, examined for traces of explosive material as a result of the new technology.
In a statement issued by MIA, Head of Security Patrick Murgo said that protection and security are always an uppermost priority in their agenda with continuous structural developments in central zone security as well as the installation of new updated equipment. These were to ensure conformity to updated EU security procedures. He said that his team and he were totally committed to provide an efficient service for a secure environment for all passengers.
MIA has also invested in additional resources to give advanced training to employees to adjourn them on the use of this equipment to be used with the greatest efficiency possible.
This year alone MIA will be investing at least €500,000 in security equipment and infrastructure and this will include the detection of traces of explosives anti-return gates, improvement in central zone security and other security matters.