Update: Air Malta will be ceasing operations on 30 March 2024. The new flag carrier of Malta will be KM Malta Airlines.
Air Malta is the current flag carrier of Malta and is 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. Today, it connects Malta with over 35 major cities across Europe and the Mediterranean.
The airline operates 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.
Air Malta has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.
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.
Air Malta's Simply Fly and Best Value fare classes are entitled to 1 piece of baggage with 20kg.
For Spoil Yourself, Business Basic, Value and Anytime classes, passengers are entitled to 2 pieces of baggage of 20kg each.
Air Malta customers can choose between Economy, Premium Economy, or in Business Class.
In economy class, passengers can experience a world-class service from the comfort of their seat.
Economy class includes 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 have 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.
Passengers will have 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 offers its passengers the finest experience in the skies. With a smooth and easy airport experience, which transverses into a comfortable and relaxing journey on the plane, passengers will have their stress minimised and comfort maximised in Air Malta business class.
Passengers can enjoy priority check-in for business class along with priority boarding. At the airport, passengers can also enjoy the airport lounge for business class passengers, at select airports. Passengers also get free hand and checked baggage on this class of fare.
Customers in business class will enjoy a roomier flight experience, with seat pitches of 34 inches. In business class, the middle seat is always left free, meaning that you have more room to make yourself comfortable without the possibility of strangers next to you. You will also be able to choose your preferred seat in business class.
Air Malta operates a frequent flyer program in which members are able to earn KMiles every time passengers travel on scheduled services. KMiles are gained depending on flight segment, type of service and fare.
These KMiles will be redeemable for free flights to any of our destinations within the schedule route network.
There are three Tiers of membership:
Air Malta serves a number of international destinations mainly in Europe, for both year-round and seasonal flights, as per the table below:
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Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta and it serves the Maltese Islands. It is also the main hub for Air Malta and is 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 will be ceasing operations on 30 March 2024.
Currently, Air Malta has the following fleet:
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1st December 2023
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, 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 has leased one of its Airbus 320s to sister company Air Malta, with its first flight operating from Malta International Airport to Warsaw.