Cheap flights to Luqa Malta International Airport
Malta International Airport (MLA), also sometimes referred to as Luqa International Airport, is the only airport serving the Maltese Islands. This small airport features an impressive array of services and has connections to cities throughout Europe. As a popular airport for budget airlines, finding cheap airfare to Malta is remarkably easy. Learn how to use Skyscanner's monthly search tool to help you narrow down the best time to get cheap flights to the Maltese Islands.
Best time to book a flight to Malta
High season in Malta runs from June to August. Temperatures during these months can be scorching, beaches tend to be packed, and hotels fully booked up. Autumn tends to be the best month to travel. The water is still warm and most of the seasonal airlines will still be flying to the airport. Spring is also a good time to travel here, although hotel rooms can be hard to come by during Holy Week. During the winter months the weather can be temperamental and many airlines won't offer flights. If you sign up for Price Alerts you can get notifications about any drop in airfare to Malta.
Airlines that fly to Malta International Airport
The following airlines offer either scheduled or seasonal service to Malta International Airport:
- Aegean Airlines
- Air France
- Air Malta
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Iberia Express
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Swiss International Air Lines
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Wizz Air
What to expect when arriving at the airport
Malta International Airport is located just 5 km south of the capital of Valletta. Getting from the airport to anywhere on the island of Malta is extremely easy. There is a shuttle service, Malta Transfer, that offers direct connections to most of the main hotels on the island. There are also four public transportation bus lines (any bus line with an "X" before the line number serves the airport). Line X4 goes to Valletta itself. The bus stop is outside of the departures hall and you can find schedules and information about the buses in the arrivals hall. If hiring a taxi, buy a pre-paid ticket in the Welcomers Hall. The price of a taxi to Valletta is 17 euros. Finally, you may want to consider renting a car, especially if you are staying in one of the more isolated parts of the island. There are quite a few car rental agencies located in the Welcomers Hall.
For being a relatively small airport, Malta International offers an impressive array of amenities. You will find a duty-free shop, bookstore, jewellery shops, pharmacy, luggage store, and convenience stores. In terms of dining the airport offers quite a bit, including fast food, tapas bars, cafes, pubs, artisanal bistros, and authentic pizzerias. Malta International also has two luxury lounges, numerous ATMs, conference facilities, mobile device charging stations, and free wifi. There is also an Amusement Room featuring air hockey and billiards as well as an observation deck to watch planes landing and taking off.
What to see and do in Malta
There are few places in the world that pack so many cultural and natural wonders into such a small area. In Malta you will find some of the greatest works of Western art, the oldest freestanding buildings in the world, pristine white beaches, world-class snorkelling, and stunning medieval architecture. Some of the highlights of any visit include the St. John's Co-Cathedral, the Blue Lagoon, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and the hilltop fortress towns of Mdina and Victoria. Skyscanner can also help you find a hotel either in Valletta or elsewhere on the island.
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