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Travelers who are looking for cheap flights to Malta have many options of flying into the Malta International Airport. The Malta International Airport is the only airport that is in Malta. Locals refer to it as “Luqa Airport,” and people from elsewhere refer to it as “Valletta Airport.” It is located southwest of the capital city, Valletta.

Malta International Airport (MLA) Information

The Malta International Airport (MLA) has been rated as one of the top 15 worldwide airports. Amenities at this airport include restaurants, shops, duty-free shopping, ATMs, handicap services, free Wi-Fi, internet kiosks, postal services, lost and found, a chapel and luggage deposit service.

Airlines That Fly Into Malta

The Malta International Airport (MLA) services traffic to and from Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa, but most of its traffic is to and from the United Kingdom. It is a hub for Air Malta. Some other airlines that service this airport include EasyJet, Ryanair and Thomas Cook Airways.

Malta Transit Information

Distance to city: 3 miles
Bus to city

  • Fare:€ 3.49
  • Bus 8 runs frequently, going from the airport to Valletta.This journey takes about 25-30 minutes.

Train to city

  • Not available.

Taxi to city

  • Fare: €16-25
  • There are fixed rates to where you are going, with pre-paid tickets.

Other options

  • There are also some airport to hotel shuttle services that can be pre-arranged online.

Car Rental Companies at Malta International Airport

These car rental companies are located at Arrivals, past the exit doors, in the Welcomers’ Hall.