Malta International Airport (MLA)

Airport in Luqa, Malta


Malta International Airport (Maltese: Ajruport Internazzjonali ta' Malta, IATA: MLA, ICAO: LMML) is the only airport in Malta and it serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. It is located on island of Malta, between Luqa and Gudja, and occupies the location of the former RAF Luqa.

It is still referred to by locals as Luqa Airport, and sometimes as Valletta Airport internationally, as it is located 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of the Maltese capital Valletta. The airport serves as the main hub for Air Malta and a base for Ryanair.

Airlines & Destinations

Aegean Airlines
operated by Olympic AirSeasonal: Athens
AirBalticSeasonal: Riga
Air FranceSeasonal: Toulouse (begins 25 July 2017)
Air MaltaAmsterdam, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels, Catania, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Hamburg, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, Milan–Linate, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Munich, Palermo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Lyon, Marseille, Prague, Tunis
Air SerbiaSeasonal: Belgrade
Bravo AirwaysSeasonal: Kiev-Zhuliany
British AirwaysLondon–Gatwick
Brussels AirlinesSeasonal: Brussels
CondorSeasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg
Czech AirlinesSeasonal: Prague
easyJetLondon–Gatwick, London-Southend (begins 29 October 2017), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa, Naples
easyJet SwitzerlandSeasonal: Geneva
EmiratesDubai–International, Larnaca
FinnairSeasonal: Helsinki
Iberia ExpressSeasonal: Madrid
Jet2.comSeasonal: Birmingham (begins 1 April 2018), East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Munich
LuxairSeasonal: Luxembourg
MedaviaSeasonal: Palermo
Norwegian Air ShuttleSeasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Norwegian Air Shuttle
operated by Norwegian Air InternationalSeasonal: Madrid
RyanairAthens, Belfast-International (begins 30 October 2017), Bari, Bergamo, Berlin-Schönefeld, Birmingham, Bologna, Bournemouth, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest, Catania, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Gdańsk, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Kraków, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Madrid, Marseille, Naples (begins 30 October 2017), Nuremberg, Pisa, Poznan, Riga (begins 29 October 2017), Prestwick, Rome–Fiumicino, Toulouse, Treviso, Turin, Valencia, Vilnius, Wrocław Billund, Girona, Gothenburg, Trapani, Weeze
Scandinavian AirlinesStockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Copenhagen
Swiss International Air LinesSeasonal: Zürich
Thomas Cook AirlinesSeasonal: London–Gatwick, Manchester
Thomson AirwaysLondon–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol,
TransaviaSeasonal: Amsterdam
Transavia FranceParis–Orly
Seasonal: Nantes
TUIflySeasonal: Hannover
Tunisair ExpressTunis
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Atatürk
VoloteaSeasonal: Catania, Bordeaux
Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino
Wizz AirBelgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Katowice, Skopje, Sofia, Warsaw–Chopin



Malta International Airport is served also by several buses operated by private transportation groups and public transport operated by Malta Public Transport. Malta Public Transport buses serve the airport. A mixture of Express and local services are available.


The airport is located 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of the capital, Valletta.


Malta International Airport air terminal operations include general passenger services, and the operation of an extensive range of retail services at the airport, airside and landside shops, restaurants and other outlets, which are all operated on concession agreements. The airport also leases office space to airlines and other travel related operators at the airport. Malta International Airport is a member of the ACI-EUROPE (Airports Council International) and a number of company officials sit on specialised committees and working groups within this council.

Further facilities

Malta International Airport has improved services for disabled and reduced mobility people to ensure an easier transit through the airport terminal to the aircraft and similarly on return.

The head office of Medavia is on the airport property.

Pilot Training

Within the grounds of Malta International Airport is situated several pilot training academies:

  • European Pilot Academy
  • Sky People Aviation Training Ltd