The markings are indeed something special on this apron, but also on the other aprons of Malta International Airport.
Just to give you some background information about apron 4, it has been used for a variety of things.
At the moment private jets are parked there, plus jets waiting to be serviced by Lufthansa Technik next door. (apron next to it).
Every year apron 4 is used for the Malta International Airshow (The Malta International Airshow 2020
) which attracts thousands of visitors.
This apron is also dedicated - if need be - to hijacked planes due to its location far away from the terminal buildings and from the major operation of the airport.
This apron shall be resurfaced in the coming months and new markings shall be applied.
According to the actual aircraft parking chart there are some notes which have to be respected, such as:
- Unrestricted for Code C aircraft, Code D and Code E aircraft are allowed to taxi on TWY Lima only under tow.
- All aircraft movements to and from Apron 4 shall be executed on tow only.
- Departures shall request clearance delivery & start-up with LUQA GROUND following Tow Out from Apron 4 to an Approved Location.
- No Apron floodlighting available on Apron 4.