Air Malta is the national airline of Malta, and flies from the Maltese Islands to around 35 destinations across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Air Malta operates two frequent flyer programmes: Flypass and KMiles. While Air Malta isn’t a member of any airline alliances, they do have code-share agreements with a number of top European and Middle Eastern airlines including Emirates, Aeroflot, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines.
How to Check In
You can check in the old fashioned way at the check-in desk, or you can use mobile and online check-in. Passengers travelling from Malta without checked luggage can save time by checking-in at the Air Malta sales desk. Online and mobile check-in opens 24 hours before scheduled departure, and closes two hours beforehand. At the moment online and mobile check-in is only available to passengers flying from Athens, Geneva, London (Gatwick & Heathrow), Malta, Manchester, Moscow (Domodedovo & Sheremetyevo), Sofia, Zurich and Catania. Air Malta are working on expanding this, so check with them if you need an update.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Business class (Club Malta) passengers can bring 30kg of checked baggage free of charge, while Economy passengers are entitled to bring 20kg. You can pay to bring extra baggage online up to four hours before departure. You can also pay at the airport, although this costs more. The cost of extra baggage depends on your originating country: for example if you’re coming from the UK it will cost £12 if bought online and £14 if booked at the airport.
Seating – Leg Room, Choosing Seats
Economy passengers benefit from a generous 32” seat pitch, meaning plenty of legroom. Club Malta passengers benefit from 34”. You can pre-book a preferred seat for free if you’re flying on an Economy Flexi or Club Malta ticket. Regular economy passengers can pay a small fee to select a seat. Normal seats cost £10, seats with extra legroom £15, and premium seats cost £20 if booked online. If you book through a sales office or the contact centre it costs slightly more. Normal seats are charged at £15 while extra legroom and premium seats cost £25.
There’s an €11 (roughly £8.80) service fee for online bookings.
Meals, Snacks, Drinks
Economy passengers are served a small snack on flights lasting over an hour, and receive a hot meal and a pastry on longer journeys. Complimentary soft drinks are also served, although if you want an alcoholic beverage you’ll have to pay extra. On shorter journeys (80 minutes or less) no food is served.
Air Malta has a great punctuality record, with roughly 80% of their flights arriving and departing as expected.
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