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Air Malta

About Air Malta

Malta's flag carrier Air Malta was founded in 1973 and is based at Malta International Airport with headquarters in Luqa. The airline is a state-owned carrier and became operational in 1974, the same year in which Malta became a republic. It is the successor to the previously existing carrier, Malta Airlines. The airline's original routes were to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Manchester and Tripoli.

Today their fleet of 8 Airbus planes are used to fly routes to nearly 40 destinations across North Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Some of the airline's top destinations include Algiers, Berlin, London (both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports) and Istanbul. While the airline has codeshare agreements in place with Swiss International Airlines, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air France, Emirates, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Etihard Airways and Air France, it is not a member or an affiliate of any alliance such as SkyTeam, oneworld or Star Alliance.

Online check-in

Checking in for an Air Malta flight can be done online starting from 24 hours and up until 1 hour before a flight is scheduled to take off. Online check-in is only available on flights that leave from Vienna, Rome, Catania, Paris, Moscow, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Berlin, Athens, Lyon, Luqa, Manchester, Marseille, Milan, Zurich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg. Air Malta check-in can also be performed at the airport. The airline has check-in counters at its airports for passengers' convenience, including separate counters for Club Class passengers. These check-in counters will close approximately 45 minutes before a plane is due to leave.

Hand luggage allowance

Hand luggage allowance on Air Malta flights dictates that all passengers are able to bring 1 piece of hand luggage onto the flight with them. For Economy passengers, this piece can weigh up to 10 kg, while for Club class passengers this piece may weigh as much as 15 kg. Air Malta baggage allowance also has a maximum size of 20 x 40 x 55 cm for hand luggage. Passengers should be capable of lifting their own hand luggage to place it in the overhead storage compartment. Small personal items such as umbrellas, cameras and laptops are also accepted on flights. Any baggage exceeding these allowances will be subject to a fee for having it checked into the hold of the airplane.

Checked baggage allowance

Air Malta baggage allowance is different across its 6 ticket classes. Passengers with Simply Fly or Best Value tickets can bring 1 piece of luggage with a weight of up to 20 kg, while Spoil Yourself, Business Basic and Business Value ticket holders can all bring 2 items of checked luggage, each with a maximum weight of 20 kg. Business Anytime passengers are also permitted to bring 2 pieces of checked luggage, each weighing up to a maximum of 32 kg. Any infants younger than 2 years old are entitled to 10 kg of checked luggage. Passengers can go online to increase their checked luggage allowance. There is a fee for any excess baggage, either by weight or number of pieces. If passengers want to take sporting equipment on a flight, this can also be arranged online for a certain fee per item.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: Air Malta
  • IATA code: KM
  • Year Founded: 1973
  • Headquarters: Luqa, Malta
  • Website: airmalta.com

Latest customer reviews on Air Malta flights

4.1 /5
Total reviews based on: 33
Malta
London
Luqa - Heathrow ( MLA - LHR )
3.0 /5
arty
Date 2018-05-09 City London, UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Could have been better advised to board from rear steps, would save time on-boarding and disembarking

4.0 /5
5 reviews
Malta
Rome
Luqa - Fiumicino ( MLA - FCO )
5.0 /5
Leeches
Date 2018-04-24 Class Economy

Will never bother to book again.No luggage included in the booking,had to buy excess luggage directly from airline ,doubling the cost if my ticket. Expensive middlemen ,just leeches.Buy directly from airline,save yourself the headache.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Malta
Malta
Luqa - Luqa ( MLA - MLA )
5.0 /5
Sandra
Date 2018-04-11 City Sweden living in Malta Age Under 30 Class Economy

I was travelling alone with my one-year-old son and they gave us a row to ourself so that my son could play and sleep comfortably which made the flight more enjoyable for everyone sitting near us.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Catania
Malta
Fontanarossa - Luqa ( CTA - MLA )
1.0 /5
Steven
Date 2018-01-25 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flight was cancelled with no notification

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Malta
Tel Aviv
Luqa - Ben-Gurion International ( MLA - TLV )
5.0 /5
lsi
Date 2018-01-04 Age 31-50 Class Economy

luggage was not included!!

5.0 /5
1 reviews
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