Malta International Airport Reviews

Malta International Airport Reviews

Malta International Airport Reviews - LogoMalta International Airport (IATA Code: MLA) is the sole airport in Malta and currently serves the entire Maltese Islands. It is situated on island of Malta, amongst Luqa and Gudja, and possesses the area of the previous RAF Luqa.

By March 25, 1992, the airport turned out to be completely operational after undergoing a total renovation. It is still alluded to by local people as Luqa Airport, and at times as Valletta Airport globally, as it is found 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of the Maltese capital Valletta.

People’s opinions of Malta

Being the only airport in Malta, travelers going into or outside the country will have to traverse the terminals of MLA. As such, why don’t we take a look at the most recent Malta International Airport reviews to see if this airport is truly capable of representing the Maltese Nation.

Now I must inform you that the airport isn’t very large, and this is seen as an asset by a lot of the airport’s passengers. Gaspard Smith-Vaniz, a traveler from France, left the following review:

One of my favorite airports. It’s not too big, so the waiting lines aren’t too long, there are lot’s of shops, plenty of seats and even massage chairs.

MLA, however, isn’t very modern. One passenger complained about the way the staff handles passengers who already checked in online. According to the passenger, the lack of an online check-in bag drop off point can be an inconvenience.

Luckily, most of the staff inside Malta International Airport are friendly and accommodating, making the minor setbacks a lot more bearable.

Inside MLA

Malta International Airport Reviews - InteriorThe beige-chromed terminal of MLA may not be the most modern looking terminal today, but it still looks fresh and clean. The windows are not that large so interior lighting mostly comes from the fluorescent lights on the ceiling.

As for the facilities, there are ATMs, restaurants, cafes, charging stations, a chapel, and a parenting room for those traveling with kids. A pharmacy can be found on the Landside and is open from 8AM to 10PM daily.

Free WiFi is accessible at Malta Airport. To connect, simply interface with the “Maltairport Wi-Fi” system. Furthermore, there are free Internet stands accessible at the Landside in the Flitebite cafeteria.

Terminal map

Malta International Airport Reviews - Terminal Map


Travelers who do not own their own vehicles may reach the airport via car rental service, bus, shared shuttle, or taxi.

The car rental companies in MLA are First Car Rental, Thrifty, Hertz, Active Car Rental, and  Avis. Taxis operate 24/7 and are usually offering flat rates, it is suggested that passengers buy tickets from the ticket booth found in the Arrivals hall.

Traffic and service

Last 2015, the airport handled a total of 4,618,642 passengers, 14,964,462 kilograms of cargo and 34,283 aircraft movements. It has two asphalt runways, one being 7,799 feet long and the other being 11,627 feet long. Moreover, the airport acts as the hub for Air Malta airlines.

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The one and only airport of the Maltese islands, MLA is one efficient and functional airport, albeit not a very updated one. The Malta International Airport reviews completely illustrated the strengths and weaknesses of MLA and hopefully, the management takes notice of it and does whatever is necessary to improve their services.


One thought on “Malta International Airport Reviews

  1. athena zeus

    The terminal looks drab and dull, I dont like how the check-in counter staff treated us last time.


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