Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta, making it the sole international gateway for the island group, located south of the Italian island of Sicily. Processing roughly three million passengers each year, the facility is located about three miles (5km) southwest of the capital city of Valletta.
The facility is small, but Malta International Airport has won several awards, including Best European Airport for 2010 in ACI's airport quality survey. There is a wide selection of shops and restaurants offering everything from fast food to designer watches.
Serving as the primary hub for Air Malta and a base for Ryanair, flights to Malta International Airport come in from destinations around Europe and Northern Africa, including Rome, Cairo, Paris, Frankfurt, Tripoli, London, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Tunis, Barcelona and Stockholm.
The airport is situated three miles (5km) southeast of Valetta.
Getting to the city
Malta Airport has a system whereby passengers pre-pay before boarding a taxi. The taxi booth is situated in Arrivals, where the fare can be paid and a voucher obtained for presentation to the taxi driver. A regular bus service operates between the airport and Valetta; the journey time to Valetta is about 15 minutes.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Tel: +356 2124 9600.
Car rental companies at Malta International include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt.
There are several restaurants, bars and shops and a duty-free outlet in the departure area. Banks and 24-hour foreign exchange bureaux are also available Malta International Airport. Disabled facilities are good; wheelchairs can be organised though the airlines.
Short-term parking at Malta International Airport is free for the first 10 minutes, then charged at €1.60 for the first hour, €2.60 for two hours and €0.50 per hour thereafter up to €5 for 12 hours. Long-term parking is €7 for up to 24 hours and €5 per day thereafter.
Flights to Malta International Airport are available via Air Berlin, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, bmibaby, easyJet, EgyptAir Express, Emirates, Iberia, Jettime, Libyan Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Spanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways, TUIfly and Vueling.
There is free wifi throughout the airport. There are internet kiosks in the check-in hall.
La Valette Club members can access the VIP lounges, which offer free wifi, refreshments, and newspapers (non-members pay €29). There are conference facilities for up to 80 delegates as well.
Malta International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.