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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

4.4 /5
Total reviews based on: 11
London
Malta
Gatwick - Luqa ( LGW - MLA )
5.0 /5
None
Date 2017-12-02 City Colchester England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Maybe just little more leg room I am not very tall but if the passenger in front has there seat back it makes it uncomfortable

4.7 /5
3 reviews
London
Malta
Heathrow - Luqa ( LHR - MLA )
4.0 /5
m
Date 2017-11-11 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

The return flight was delayed and Airmalta would have been aware 3 hours beforehand ie the flight had not left UK as we were due to be boarding in Malta. Please persuade the Airline to treat us as adults and let us know of delays rather than waiting until boarding time. Had we been aware early enough we could have spent time in the airport more comfortably than simply sitting in the departure lounge. Otherwise well done to Airmalta to manage to leave Heathrow and get us home

4.1 /5
7 reviews
London
Tunis
Heathrow - Carthage ( LHR - TUN )
5.0 /5
Starks
Date 2017-08-24 City Gravesend Age Under 30 Class Economy

All worked well and smoothly.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
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