Malta International Airport, often referred to as Valletta Airport due to its close location to Valletta, is the only major airport in the country. Malta airport is located next to the village of Luqa and on the south-eastern side of the island, and is also near to Gudja, Kirkop and Safi.
Malta airport was fully refurbished in the early 1990s, giving the facility a much-needed facelift and improving its efficiency.
Malta airport receives almost three million passengers a year, most of which is handled by the local airline Air Malta, which currently serves more than 65 destinations.
Malta Airport has got one single terminal, which serves all the airlines operating flights to and from this island and some domestic locations around the archipelago.
The airport is well equipped with facilities for passengers with special needs: the terminal has wheelchair-accessible toilets, ramps, specially designed lifts and low-level payphones. Reserved parking spaces are also available in the car park.
For more information about handicapped facilities at Malta Airport, please visit the airport’s official website.
Money & Communications
There is a Bank of Valletta branch with exchange facilities in the Welcomers’ Hall and an additional bureau de change and ATMs in the Baggage Reclaim area.
There is a post office run by Maltapost in the Check-in Hall. Public telephones and free wi-fi access are available throughout the airport area. There are also fixed internet terminals in the café in the Check-in Hall.
There is quite a good variety of options for dining and refreshments at Malta Airport. Among them you can find some popular names such as Hard Rock Café and a McDonald`s Drive Through, which is located outside of the terminal building. For those wishing only a snack The Island Snack Bar in Departures provides light bites, while the Connections and Flitebite caféterias offer basic cooked meals, snack and beverages. For alcohol, the Wine Bar in Departures offers a selection of beers, wines and spirits.
Have a look at the list of restaurants at Malta airport.
Shopping at Malta Airport
Beyond passport control, there are numerous duty-free outlets selling goods ranging from confectionery, skincare, cosmetics, sportswear, sunglasses, wines, delicatessen products, to spirits, tobacco, perfumes and jewellery. You can also find a small selection of shops including a newsagent, florist, pharmacy, sweet shop and a mobile phone shop in the public areas of the airport.
You can find a list of shops at Malta airport here.
The airport’s conference area in level 1 is ideal for meetings that seat up to 80 delegates. The area can be divided into two sound proof rooms with separate access each accommodating between 20 to 40 delegates.
Throughout the airport area, public Internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access are also available at various locations.
Special VIP services are also available (only for members) in the La Valette executive lounge.
The airport has got a chapel on site, and in the check-in hall there is a spacious parenting room equipped with a comfortable sofa for feeding, a nappy changer, a wash hand basin and a drinking water reverses osmosis system with temperature regulator.
For more information about Malta Airport you can visit their official website.