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Malta International Airport (MLA)

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Malta International Airport (MLA)
AddressVjal l-Avazzjoni, Luqa, LQA 4000, Malta
Telephone2124 9600.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Central European Time: GMT/UTC +1 (GMT/UTC +2 from 30 March to 26 October 2014)
LocationMalta International Airport is located 5km (3 miles) southeast of Valletta.
Airport codeMLA
Driving directionsUpon leaving Malta International Airport, take the main road to Marsa and head northeast to Valletta along Triq Sant' Anna. The city centre and airport are both clearly signposted.
Car rentalCar hire desks are located in the Welcomers' Hall (Arrivals). Companies represented at the airport include: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, First, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty. The car hire car park is a short distance from the terminal.
Public transport and taxisBus: Malta Public Transport (tel: 2122 2000; buses X1, X1A, X2 and X4A depart regularly to Valletta from a bus stop outside the check-in hall (journey time: 25 minutes; fare: €1.30 (valid for two-hours) or €1.50 (valid all day)).Other buses serving the airport include the X3 and X86, which link the airport to the northern town of Ċirkewwa.
Shuttle: The Malta Transfer shuttle ( connects to various destinations in Malta. One-way fares start from €5. Ticket desks are located in the baggage reclaim area.
Taxi: There is a fixed-fare taxi service operated by White Taxis (TLWA) (tel: 2182 3017; to all areas of Malta. The fare to Valetta from the airport is €10, and the journey time is about 20 minutes. A taxi booth is located in the Welcomers' Hall (Arrivals), from which prepaid tickets can be purchased.
Car parkingThere are spaces for 650 cars in the car park, which is opposite the terminal and is linked by a walkway. The car park offers both short- and long-term parking rates; the first 10 minutes of parking is free. Car parking enquiries should be directed to Airport Parking Ltd (tel: 2125 7722).
Information and help desksThe Customer Services Centre (tel: 2124 9600) is located inside the check-in hall and is open around the clock. Malta Tourist Information (tel: 2369 6073 or 6074) has a centre in the Welcomers' Hall (Arrivals) and is also open 24 hours a day.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There is a Bank of Valletta branch in the SkyParks Business Centre, which is adjacent to the terminal. ATMs are available in the check-in hall, arrivals carousel and the Welcomer's Hall. A HSBC Currency exchange facility is also available in Welcomer's Hall.
Communications: There is a post office in the check-in hall. Public telephones and free Wi-Fi are available throughout. Charging points are provided.
Food: There are numerous places to eat within the terminal, both pre and post-security. These include fast-food outlets and a pub in the food court on the lower level, as well as cafés, food outlets and a bar in the departures area.
Shopping: There is a good choice of duty-free (for passengers leaving the EU), gift, fashion and general service shops at Malta International Airport – particularly in the departures area.
Luggage: A left-luggage service is available 24-hours a day at the airport information desk in the check-in area. For lost and found items, enquires should be directed to the customer services desks in the check-in hall and in the Schengen departures area (tel: 2369 6495 or 6000). Baggage wrapping is also available in the check-in hall.
Other facilities: There is a chapel on the lower level of the terminal. Those with babies can make use of the parenting rooms in the check-in hall and departures lounge, which are equipped with changing and feeding facilities.
Conference and business facilitiesConference facilities (tel: 2369 6514) with a capacity of up to 40 delegates are available on the lower level. The new SkyParks Business Centre (tel: 2125 7722), which is next to the terminal, also offers meeting and conference space.The members-only La Valette executive lounges (tel: 2369 6292) in Departures and Arrivals provide a range of VIP services, including 'meet and greet' concierge, chauffeur-driven cars, complimentary refreshments, as well as computer, telephone, fax and Wi-Fi.
Disabled facilitiesThe terminal has wheelchair-accessible toilets, ramps and low-level payphones. Reserved parking spaces are available in the car park. Assistance should be arranged in advance, prior to arrival at the airport (tel: 2369 6333).
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Malta International Airport and limited options nearby. For a greater choice, passengers will have to travel approximately 10km (6 miles) into Valetta itself.

Hotel Phoenicia Malta
Approximately 20 minutes by car from the airport, this 5-star hotel is on the outskirts of Valetta and overlooks the city's historic fortifications. The hotel boasts extensive gardens, upmarket restaurants and leisure facilities. The concierge will arrange transfers to the airport for a fee.
Floriana, The Mall
Tel: 2122 52415

Castille Hotel
Only 5km (3 miles) from MLA, the 38-room Castille is a comfortable 3-star hotel offering two restaurants – one of which has a terrace overlooking the harbour. The hotel is conveniently located for Valetta's historic attractions and some rooms have balconies.
Valetta, Castille Square
Tel: 2124 3677
Full airport nameMalta International Airport
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