Malta Airport (MLA)
Malta International Airport (MLA) is the 15th best airport in the world according to our worldwide airport ranking. It is a relatively small airport, with an average of 92 flights departing and arriving every day.
Quality of service
MLA Flight Delays and Flight Cancellations
An average of 46 flights depart from Malta International Airport daily. The average flight delay percentage for the airport was 28% in 2016, which is more than Palermo Airport but less than Catania Airport. Catania Airport is the destination that receives the largest traffic from Malta International Airport. As a small airport, Malta International competently handles a tight schedule, ranking 7/10 for punctuality. Last year, less than 1% of all flights were canceled or heavily delayed (more than three hours).
On-time performance for nearby airports
For delays longer than three hours and cancellations, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to €600. Learn more about your air passenger rights when traveling to the EU from MLA.
|Nearby Airport||On-Time Performance|
|Trapani (TPS)||Trapani, IT|
Had a Delayed or Cancelled Flight from MLA Airport?
Every year, 28% of flights departing from Malta International are delayed (more than 15 mins) or canceled. AirHelp assists air passengers who have experienced a flight delay or cancellation to get compensation from their airline. Simply enter your flight details for any flight that has been delayed or canceled in the last three years to check your eligibility. You could be owed up to €600 in compensation.
Flights from MLA
Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta and serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. It is a small airport with an average of 46 flights departing every day, with passenger numbers increasing every year. Ryanair and Air Malta are the two airlines that carry the most passengers from MLA.
Most Popular Flight Routes
|1.||MLA to CTA (Catania, Catania, Italy)|
|2.||MLA to LGW (London Gatwick Airport, London , United Kingdom)|
|3.||MLA to BRU (Brussels Airport, Brussels, Belgium)|
|4.||MLA to FRA (Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt, Germany)|
|5.||MLA to FCO (Rome Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy)|
Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from MLA
As 28% of flights out of Malta International are delayed or canceled, it can be an unreliable airport for getting to your destination on time. However, there are some routes that are affected by flight delays and cancellations more often than others. Here is our list of the routes that are most frequently affected:
|1.||MLA to OTP (Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport, Bucharest, Romania)||67%|
|2.||MLA to STN (London Stansted Airport, London , United Kingdom)||66%|
|3.||MLA to DXB (Dubai International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)||57%|
Had a flight delay from MLA in the last 3 years? You could be eligible to claim compensation.
Did you know that any delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from MLA airport, you could be eligible for up to €600 in compensation for delays or cancellations and for overbooked flights. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.
How Passengers feel about MLA Airport
We analyzed passengers' opinions on Twitter about their experience traveling to and from MLA, and the overall satisfaction level was 8 on a scale of 10. However, the neighboring airport Palermo on the island of Sicily, Italy, scored higher with a 9/10.
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About MLA Airport
Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta and serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. Internationally it serves most major European cities. In 1992 it was completely refurbished and became fully operational.
MLA Airport Location
Malta International is located on island of Malta, between Luqa and Gudja, and occupies the location of the former RAF station Luqa.
- Airport IATA Code: MLA
- Address: Luqa LQA 4000, Malta
- Contact: 135652302000
Getting around MLA