Malta Air is a low-cost airline that is due to start operating in Malta by summer 2020. This is a joint venture between Ryanair and the Government of Malta. The airline's hub airport will be the Malta International Airport. The newly formed airline will start operating with six aircraft formerly owned by Ryanair.
Ryanair will be assigning the 62 routes it operates to and from Malta across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for this newly formed airline with plans of growing the network beyond that.
For more information, including route, destinations, fares and fleet information, please visit our Ryanair page.
When flying with Malta Air, passengers are allowed to bring one small carry-on bag on board. This must fit inside the overhead locker or underneath the seat in front. The maximum dimensions for this carry-on bag are 40 x 20 x 25 cm.
If you've purchased the Priority & 2 Cabin Bags fare or Plus/Flexi Plus fares, you're allowed to bring an additional larger cabin bag which cannot exceed the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
For passengers who have purchased Malta Air's Basic fare, free checked baggage is not included.
Passengers with a Priority & 2 Cabin Bags fare are allowed to bring one free checked bag - this mustn't weigh more than 10 kg.
Plus/Flexi Plus fares allow passengers to bring one free checked bag with a maximum weight of 20 kg.
Malta Air has only one cabin class - this is Economy Class.
Seats inside Malta Air's cabin have a pitch of 30 inches and provide passengers with a decent amount of legroom. The seats are also equipped with a small tray table and a seatback pocket for storing personal items.
In-flight entertainment isn't provided. The airline also doesn't offer complimentary food or drinks.
Online check-in is available for Malta Air flights. Online check-in will open from 30 days up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure time. You can check in online for your Malta Air flight via Malta Air's online check-in page.
If you're unable to check in online for your Malta Air flight, you can check in at the airport instead.
Please arrive at the airport 2-3 hours before your flight with Malta Air is scheduled to depart. You can check-in via Malta Air's dedicated check-in counters.
Unfortunately, Malta Air doesn't offer in-flight entertainment on its flights. It's recommended that you bring your own forms of entertainment on board with you such as books to read or portable devices with your favourite TV shows/movies.
Malta Air doesn't currently have Wi-Fi on board its aircraft.
Malta Air is a low-cost carrier that aims to offer affordable, low-cost flights to its passengers. This means it cuts costs by not providing a meal service on board its flights. Passengers can instead purchase snacks and beverages from the in-flight menu. There is also the option to pre-order a hot meal for an additional fee when booking your flight with Malta Air.
Malta Air doesn't have its own frequent flyer program. However, since it is owned by Ryanair, passengers can instead earn and redeem points through Ryanair's loyalty program called AerClub.
Malta Air is not a member of any airline alliance at this time.
In 2020 there were plans for Malta Air to operate 66 routes. In addition to the existing Ryanair routes to and from Malta, Malta Air has plans to fly to Paphos, Brindisi, Trieste and Santiago de Compostela. There are additional services between Dublin and Vienna that commenced on April 1st 2020.
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Malta Air doesn't have a designated hub airport, but it operates flights from multiple airports in Europe, with a focus on serving popular holiday destinations.
Malta Air operates a fleet of 8 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each configured with a single cabin class. The airline plans to expand its fleet to 10 aircraft by the summer of 2022 to accommodate its growing network of routes.