Flights to Malta, Airlines that Fly to Malta and Cheap Flight Tickets

Get cheap flights to Malta through airlines like Air Malta.

Flights to Malta, Airlines that Fly to Malta and Cheap Flight Tickets
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There’s plenty of choice when it comes to finding (cheap) flights to Malta. Being an island nation, air travel is the most popular mode of transport to reach the country.

Several airlines fly to Malta, some with daily flights, otherwise a few times a week, also depending on the time of year (more frequently in the high season – June-September). This article is intended to help you get your flights to Malta booked, with a list of airlines that fly to Malta and how to get the best deals on cheap tickets.

Does Malta have a national airline?

Yes, Air Malta is the country’s national airline and offers the most (and most frequent) flights to and from around 45 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The airline has been in operation for over 40 years, since 1974.

How can I get cheap flights to Malta? My top tips

I’ve travelled by air to and from Air Malta a fair bit, and these are my tips on getting the best deals on flight tickets to Malta:

  • Use a comparison search engine that compares airfares from different airlines and gives you the best deals available. You can use this search box to search for the lowest rates:

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  1. Time your booking well. If you book too close to your dates of travel OR too early on you’ll probably not get the best rates. Generally speaking, the sweet spot is 60-90 days in advance.
  2. Don’t assume budget airlines are the cheapest. Airlines like Air Malta that generally offer a better quality service (in my opinion at least) compete on airfares and sometimes are the cheaper option.
  3. Looking for a last-minute deal on flights? Get notified of offers and sales by signing up by airlines’ email newsletters. Some airlines like Air Malta, Ryanair and Easyjet organise flash sales that can last up to just 24 hours, but you can get some great savings if you’re willing to decide quickly.
  4. It’s often cheaper to buy your flight to Malta directly rather than together with a package deal. Plus, you get more flexibility and can choose an airline of your liking.

Get flights to Malta through airlines like Air Malta.

How long is a flight to Malta?

To give you an idea how long it takes to fly to Malta, these are a few estimates of direct flights from various popular locations in Europe and the Middle East:

  • From London (UK) and Amsterdam: 3 hours
  • From Paris: 2 hours, 30 mins
  • From Rome: 1 hour, 30 mins
  • From Moscow: 4 hours
  • From Frankfurt: 2 hours, 30 mins
  • From Istanbul: 3 hours, 30 mins
  • From Dubai: 7 hours, 30 mins

What are the major airport connections from outside of Europe?

Most flights to Malta from outside of Europe get connections at the below major airport. I’ve ranked them according to how easy it is to get a transfer on a connecting flight.

  1. Frankfurt
  2. Amsterdam Schiphol
  3. Munich
  4. London Heathrow
  5. Paris Charles de Gaulle

Where is Malta airport located and what is it called?

Malta International Airport is located just outside the village of Luqa, although most flight booking sites will recognise ‘Malta’ as having a single airport under that name.

Flights to Malta from different cities and countries across Europe

I’ve listed flights and airlines that fly to Malta for each of the major cities and countries in Europe.

Flights to Malta from the UK

Flights and airlines from London

Heathrow airport
  • Air Malta
Gatwick Airport
  • Air Malta
  • British Airways
  • Easyjet, daily (from March to October)
  • Thomas Cook Airlines, 1 flight per week (from May to December)
Luton airport
  • Ryanair, 8 flights per week
Stansted airport
  • Ryanair, 4-7 flights per week

From Birmingham

  • Ryanair, 3 flights per week

From Bournemouth

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week

From Bristol

  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week

From Cardiff

  • Air Malta
  • Thomson Airways

From East Midlands

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week

From Edinburgh

  • Ryanair, 4-5 flights per week

From Exeter

  • Air Malta
  • Thomson Airways

From Glasgow

  • Ryanair (from Prestwick airport), 1 flight per week

From Leeds

  • Ryanair (Bradford), 2 flights per week

From Liverpool

  • Ryanair, 2-3 flights per week

From Manchester

  • Air Malta
  • Easyjet, 6 flights per week (from March to October)
  • Ryanair, 3 flights per week
  • Thomas Cook Airlines, 1 flight per week (from May to September)

From Newcastle

  • Air Malta
  • Easyjet, 3 flights per week (from March to October)

From Norwich

  • Air Malta

Austria

From Vienna

  • Air Berlin
  • Air Malta
  • Lufthansa

Belgium

From Brussels

  • Air Brussels
  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair (Zaventem), 1 flight daily

Bulgaria

 

From Sofia

  • Air Malta
  • Wizzair, 3 flights per week

Cyprus

From Larnaca

  • Air Malta

Czech Republic

From Prague

  • Air Malta
  • Smart Wings, 1-2 flights a week (from June to September)

Denmark

From Billund

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week

From Copenhagen

  • Air Malta

France

From Paris

  • Air Malta (Orly)
  • Transavia (Orly), 4 flights per week (from April to October)

From Lyon

  • Air Malta

From Marseille

  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week from March to October

From Nantes

  • Transavia, 1 flight per week from March to October

From Toulouse

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (starting November 2016)

Germany

From Baden-Baden

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (from March to October)

From Berlin

  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair (Schönefeld Airport), 2 flights per week

From Cologne

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week

From Dresden

  • Air Malta

From Dusseldorf

  • Air Malta
  • Lufthansa
  • Ryanair (Weeze airport), 2 flights per week (from April to October)

From Frankfurt

  • Air Malta
  • Lufthansa

From Hamburg

  • Air Malta

From Hanover

  • Air Malta

From Munich

  • Air Malta
  • Lufthansa

From Nuremberg

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (from November 2016)

From Stuttgart

  • Air Berlin, 1 flight per week (from May to October)

Greece

From Athens

  • Aegean Air
  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair, 3 flights per week

Hungary

From Budapest

  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (from March to October)
  • Wizzair, 2-5 flights per week

Finland

From Helsinki

  • Finnair (March to October)

Ireland

From Dublin

  • Ryanair, 3-5 flights per week

From Shannon

  • Air Malta

Italy

From Bari

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week

From Bologna

  • Ryanair, 3-5 flights per week

From Cagliari

  • Air Malta

From Catania (Sicily)

  • Air Malta

From Milan

  • Air Malta (Linate)
  • Easyjet (Malpensa airport), 3 flights per week (from June to September)
  • Ryanair (Bergamo airport), 7-8 flights per week

From Naples

  • Easyjet, 3 flights per week (from June to August)

From Parma

  • Air Malta

From Pisa

  • Ryanair, 2-3 flights per week

From Rome

  • Air Malta
  • Alitalia (Fiumicino airport)
  • Ryanair (Fiumicino airport), 7 flights per week
  • Ryanair (Ciampino airport), 7 flights per week
  • Vueling (Fiumicino airport)

From Trapani (Sicily)

  • Ryanair, 3-4 flights per week

From Turin

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week

From Venice

  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair (Treviso airport), 3 flights per week

Latvia

 

From Riga

  • airBaltic

Lithuania

From Kaunas

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (from March to October)

From Vilnius

  • Ryanair, from November 2016

The Netherlands

From Amsterdam

  • Air Malta
  • Transavia, 3 flights per week (from March to October)

From Eindhoven

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (from March to October)

Norway

From Oslo

  • Air Malta

Poland

From Gdansk

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (from March to October)
  • Wizzair, 1-2 flights per week

From Krakow

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week

From Poznan

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (from March to October)

From Warsaw

  • Air Malta
  • Wizzair (Chopin Airport), 2 flights per week

From Wroclaw

  • Ryanair, 2 flights per week (from March to October)

Romania

From Bucharest

  • Wizzair, 2-3 flights per week

From Otopeni

  • Air Malta

Serbia

From Belgrade

  • Air Serbia

Spain

From Barcelona

  • Ryanair (Girona airport), 2-3 flights per week (from March to October)

From Madrid

  • Iberia Express, 3 flights per week (June to September
  • Ryanair, 3-4 flights per week

Sweden

From Stockholm

  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair (Skavsta airport), 1-3 flights per week

Switzerland

From Geneva

  • Air Malta
  • Easyjet, 2 flights per week (from March to October)

From Zurich

  • Air Malta
  • Lufthansa

Turkey

From Istanbul

  • Air Malta
  • Turkish Airlines

Russia

From Moscow

  • Air Malta

From St. Petersburg

  • Air Malta

United Arab Emirates

From Dubai

  • Air Malta
  • Emirates

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4 Comments

  1. So, if I’m coming from the United States to Malta, and leaving from Houston….. do you recommend going through London?
    Thanks,
    Patricia

    Reply
    • Hi Patricia, you could, however I’ve had better experiences travelling through Frankfurt, specifically using Lufthansa for the international flight from the US as well as a connecting flight to Malta. If cost is a concern it might work out cheaper flying through London, or even Istanbul (Turkey).

      Reply
  2. Hi!

    There’s also a direct flight from Tel Aviv, operated by Air Malta.

    Thanks for a great site!!!

    Reply
    • You’re completely right, thanks Eyal!

      Reply

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