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About Air Malta

Air Malta was the flag carrier of Malta and was headquartered at Malta International Airport in Luqa, Malta.

Founded in April 1974, Air Malta commenced flights with services to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Rome, Frankfurt, Paris and Tripoli. Up until recently, it connected Malta with over 35 major cities across Europe and the Mediterranean.

The airline operated to many destinations worldwide including Catania, Milan, Rome, Turin, Olbia, Cagliari, Parma, Venice, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Dresden, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Benghazi, Tripoli, Vienna, Istanbul, Moscow, St Petersburg, Prague, Sofia, Brussels, Amsterdam, Budapest, Athens, Larnaca, Abu Dhabi, Stockholm, Warsaw, Algiers, Copenhagen and Oslo.

Air Malta has codeshare agreements with Aeroflot, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Swiss Airlines and Turkish Airlines. The fleet consists of A319s and A320s.

Baggage Policy

Air Malta had a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

Club Malta -1 piece of baggage with maximum weight of 15kg per person and 20cm x 40cm x 55cm dimensions

Economy Class - 1 piece of baggage of up to 10 kg.

Checked Baggage

Air Malta's Simply Fly and Best Value fare classes were entitled to 1 piece of baggage with 20kg.

For Spoil Yourself, Business Basic, Value and Anytime classes, passengers were entitled to 2 pieces of baggage of 20kg each.

Cabin Classes

Air Malta customers could choose between Economy, Premium Economy, or in Business Class.

Economy Class

In economy class, passengers could experience a world-class service from the comfort of their seats.

Economy Class Facilities

Economy class included hand baggage in the ticket fare, with the ability to purchase additional checked luggage if not detailed as free on their ticket or boarding pass. Passengers also had the ability to check-in online for their flights. There is also the ability to select a seat, for a small fee, in economy class.

Economy Class Seats

Passengers had a 30-inch seat pitch on board their flights, with comfortable chairs to be able to sit back and enjoy the flight in.

Business Class

Business Class offered its passengers the finest experience in the skies. With a smooth and easy airport experience, which transversed into a comfortable and relaxing journey on the plane, passengers had their stress minimised and comfort maximised in Air Malta business class.

Business Class Facilities

Passengers could enjoy priority check-in for business class along with priority boarding. At the airport, passengers could also enjoy the airport lounge for business class passengers, at select airports. Passengers also got a free hand and checked baggage on this class of fare.

What are the Business Class Seats Like?

Customers in business class would enjoy a roomier flight experience, with seat pitches of 34 inches. In business class, the middle seat was always left free, meaning that you had more room to make yourself comfortable without the possibility of strangers next to you. You would also be able to choose your preferred seat in business class.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Air Malta operated a frequent flyer program in which members were able to earn KMiles every time passengers travelled on scheduled services. KMiles were gained depending on flight segment, type of service and fare.

These KMiles would be redeemable for free flights to any of our destinations within the scheduled route network.

There were three Tiers of membership:

  • Temporary Tier Level
  • Permanent Tier Level
  • Diamond Tier Level
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Destinations that Air Malta flies to

Air Malta served a number of international destinations mainly in Europe, for both year-round and seasonal flights, as per the table below:

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Hub Airport

Malta International Airport

Malta International Airport was the only airport in Malta and it served the Maltese Islands. It was also the main hub for Air Malta and was a focus city for Ryanair. The airport has two runways that can handle 5 million passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from Malta International Airport include Aegean Airlines, Aliblue, Air Berlin, Air Serbia, Malta Air, Emirates, Brussels Airlines, Lauda Europe, Finnair, Lufthansa, Niki, Turkish Airlines, Vueling and many others.

Malta International Airport will soon be the hub for KM Malta Airlines, an airline that will soon be replacing Air Malta as Malta's national carrier.


Air Malta had the following fleet:

  • 2 x Airbus A320-200
  • 6 x Airbus A320neo


30th March 2024

Air Malta ceased operations

Air Malta ceased flight operations.

1st December 2023

Green light for Air Malta successor - KM Malta Airlines starts reservations

Malta's new national airline, KM Malta Airlines, is opening for bookings on December 4th. This comes after securing its air operator's certificate in early October. The airline will replace Air Malta from 30th March 2024. KM Malta Airlines will operate a fleet of eight Airbus A320neo aircraft, focusing on flights to major European cities and hubs. It aims to operate 284 weekly flights across 17 routes, including flights to Italy, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

2nd October 2023

Air Malta shutting down, new carrier taking off in March

Air Malta, the current national carrier of Malta, will be ceasing operations in March 2024 due to EU regulations prohibiting further state aid. The carrier will be replaced by KM Malta Airlines which aims to be sustainable and profitable within 2 years of launching. All Air Malta employees are expected to be re-employed by the new airline.

The Maltese government will remain the majority shareholder but may seek strategic partnerships.

5th August 2019

Malta MedAir leases A320 to Air Malta

Malta MedAir has leased one of its Airbus 320s to sister company Air Malta, with its first flight operating from Malta International Airport to Warsaw.