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Malta Airport (MLA)

Malta, Malta

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.

MLA Flight Delays and Flight Cancellations


On-Time Performance

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.

On-time performance for nearby airports
Nearby AirportOn-Time Performance
Palermo 9.1
Catania 6.6
Trapani (TPS)
Flight Delay Compensation

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.

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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.

Flights from MLA
1. Air Malta
2. Emirates
3. Lufthansa
4. Easyjet
5. Ryanair

Most Popular Flight Routes

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:

Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from MLA
RouteFlights disrupted
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.

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MLA Service & Quality Ratings


Quality of Service

This score is based on a series of public customer review sources, as well as our own internal data.

How Passengers feel about MLA Airport


Passenger sentiment

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.

Getting around MLA

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Baggage Claim Issues

Baggage Claim Issues at MLA

If you’ve lost your baggage or your luggage was delayed or damaged, you could be entitled to compensation from your airline. Learn more about your rights to compensation and what steps you should take when you experience a luggage-related issue.
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Get compensation when your air travel doesn't go as planned.

If you’ve been on a delayed, cancelled, or disrupted flight in the last three years, the airlines might owe you money for your troubles. Check with AirHelp to see if your flight qualifies for compensation.

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