Valletta Malta airport (MLA)

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Passenger guide: data, facilities and services, transportation, car rental, parking, staying overnight, disabled passengers, reviews and flight status.

 

Malta International Airport, also known as Valletta Airport or Luqa Airport and opened on March 25, 1992, is the only access for air transportation in the small archipelago of Malta. It operates with international destinations in Europe and the Middle East.

Official Website: maltairport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 5 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +356 2124 9600. Flight information: Tel +356 5230 2000. Information desk in the check-in hall. In the Arrivals area there is also a tourist office open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Location

The airport is located in the city of Luqa, 8 km (5 miles) southwest from Valletta (La Valeta).

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The following companies operate counters in the Arrivals Hall:

Avis (Tel +356 2567 7110 / 7200 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +356 2123 3668 / 2567 7208 - 24 hours a day)
Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +356 2258 0340 / 7950 0777)
Europcar (Tel +356 2576 1000 - 24 hours a day)
First/Active (Tel +356 2298 2130 / 2131)
Goldcar (Tel +356 7706 7659 - 9:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Green Motion (Tel +356 2713 9999 / 7903 8888 - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +356 2131 4636 / 2123 2811 - 24 hours a day)
Sixt (Tel +356 2149 0400 / 2182 1416 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

 

Car rental search

Bus - Malta Public Transport (Tel +356 2122 2000) operates several services from the airport: X1 to Cirkewwa from 5:10 am to 10:50 pm, with intermediate stops in Marsa, Msida, Mater Dei, Pembroke, Qawra, San Pawl il-Bahar, Xemxija, Mellieha and Marfa; X2 to San Giljan between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm, going through Santa Lucija, Paola, Marsa, Msida, Mater Dei, Gzira and Sliema; X3 to Santa Lucija, Luqa, Paola, Marsa, Santa Venera, Birkirkara, Balzan, Attard, Ta' Qali, Rabat, Mtarfa, Mosta, Burmarrad, Qawra and Bugibba from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm; X4 from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm to Birzebbuga, Hal Far, Luqa, Marsa, Hamrun, Floriana and Valletta. Tickets prices: €1.50 in the winter, €2.00 during the summer, €3.00 at night. Journey time to downtown Valletta is around 25 minutes.
On the other hand, Malta Transfer (Tel +356 2133 2016) provides transportation to several hotels throughout Malta and Gozo and has a counter in the baggage reclaim area. Fares from €5.00.
More information

Taxi - Cabs available 24 hours a day. A reservation booth is available in the Arrivals Hall. The fare to Valletta city centre is €15.00 (15-20 minutes) and €11.00 to Luqa (5 min.)

 

Two different parking lots, with CCTV. The first 10 minutes of stay are free and motorcycles can park with no charge. More information: Tel +356 2369 6475. Rates

Main Car Park - For short and long stays, directly in front of the terminal.
Underground Car Park - Located underneath the SkyParks Business Center.

 

There are accessible telephones and restrooms, a special waiting room, lifts, escalators, reserved spaces in the main car park and escort services through the different controls. If you should require special assistance, it is advised to inform your airline about your needs at least 48 hours in advance.