Malta Airport Arrivals MLA
Malta Airport Departures MLA
Address: Luqa LQA 4000, Malta
Telephone: +356 2124 9600
IATA Airport Code: MLA
ICAO airport code: LMML
Alias: Malta International Airport, Luqa Airport and Valletta Airport
Malta International Airport is located on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean about 5 miles south of the capital, Valletta. If you rent a car at the airport from Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Budget or Europcar, you will be in the center of the city of Valletta in about 15 minutes. You can also take a taxi and that costs about 15-20 euros. If you travel to Sliema or Bugibba, you pay 5-10 euros more. You can also travel on the island by bus. There are several options, but the fastest way is 25 minutes and costs 1.50 to 2 euros. The terminal at the airport is not that big and has 3 floors. To start with, the Malta Arrivals (baggage reclaim) and check-in desks can be found on the ground floor. When you leave you go up one floor to Level 1 after check-in. Here are the Malta departures with 18 gates for boarding.
At MLA arrivals you go the other way around and after landing you will arrive at level 1 and via passport control to ground floor for your luggage. There is a food court on level -1 that is connected to a car park. There is also an observation deck at level 2.
Despite its compact size, Malta Airport (Maltese: Ajruport Internazzjonali ta ‘Malta) is experiencing impressive growth. In 2009 still 3 million annually to more than 7 million in 2019. Unfortunately due to the corona there is a 76.1 percent in 2020 to see which hopefully can pick up again in 2021. Last year there were only 1,748,050 passengers to be seen at the airport. Most MLA departures normally go to London Gatwich Airport in the U.K. followed by Fiumicino Airport in Milan, Frankfurt, Catania, Brussels, Munich, Manchester, London Heathrow, Istanbul and Paris. Almost every route is flown by Air Malta. Other airlines with Malta Airport arrivals are British Airways, Easyjet, TUI Airways, Alitalia, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Niki, Jet2.com, Transavia and Turkish Airlines. Despite Air Malta’s many routes, Ryanair normally operates most Malta Airport departures.