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Malta International Airport (MLA)

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Malta International Airport (MLA)
AddressLuqa, LQA 4000, Malta
Telephone2124 9600
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT +1 (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationMalta International Airport is located 5km (3 miles) southeast of Valletta.
Airport codeMLA
Country dialling code356
Airport newsMalta International Airport authorities are currently developing a business centre adjacent to the terminal building, which is due for completion in 2012.
Driving directionsOn leaving the airport, take the main road to Marsa, which leads to Valletta. The city centre and airport are both clearly signposted.
Car rentalCar hire desks are located in the 'Welcomers' Hall' and companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, First, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.
Public transport and taxisBus: Arriva (tel: 2122 2000; www.arriva.com.mt) express buses X4 and X5 depart regularly to Valletta from a bus stop outside the check-in hall. The journey time is around 25 minutes, and tickets allowing two-hour use of local buses are priced at EUR 1.30, or EUR 1.50 for the full day. Local buses 71 and 72 also connect Malta International Airport to Valetta. Other buses serving the airport include X1, which links the airport to the northern town of ÄŠirkewwa; X2, which serves St. Julian’s; and X3, which operates to Bugibba.
Shuttle: the Malta Transfer.com shuttle (www.maltatransfer.com) connects to various destinations in Malta. One-way fares range from EUR 8 to EUR 10. 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; www.maltataxi.net) to all areas of Malta. The fare to Valetta from the airport is EUR 15, and journey time is about 20 minutes. A taxi booth is located in the Welcomers' Hall, where prepaid tickets can be purchased.
Car parkingThere are spaces for 650 cars in the car park, which is linked to the main terminal by a walkway (tel: 2369 6475). The car park offers both short-term and long-term parking rates; the first 10 minutes of parking is free.
Information and help desksMalta Tourist Information (tel: 2369 6073/4; www.visitmalta.com) is located in the ‘ Welcomers' Hall ’ and is open 24 hours a day. The Customer Services Centre (tel: 2124 9600) is located inside the check-in hall and is also open around the clock.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: there are two banks and bureaux de change, as well as a post office and a telecommunications centre, in the terminal. Wireless internet access is available throughout the airport.
Eating and drinking: there are numerous restaurants and cafeterias throughout the airport.
Shopping: there are several shops at the airport, including news kiosk, florist and tax-free outlets (www.maltairportvalue.com).
Luggage: a left-luggage service is available 24-hours a day (tel: 2369 6012), as is a luggage secure-wrapping service.
Other facilities:
there is a chapel on site.
Conference and business facilitiesConference facilities are available in the area between Arrivals and Departures, with a capacity of up to 40 delegates (tel: 2369 6514). The members-only La Valette executive lounge (tel: 2369 6292) in Departures, immediately after security control, offers a range of VIP services, including 'meet and greet' and chauffeur-driven cars.
Disabled facilitiesThe terminal has wheelchair-accessible toilets, ramps and low-level payphones. Reserved parking spaces are available in the car park. Assistance can be arranged in advance (tel: 2369 6333).
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Malta International Airport; the nearest are around 10km (6 miles) away, but the necessary information and booking facilities for all of Malta’s hotels can be obtained from the Tourist Information Office (tel: 2369 6073 or 6074) inside the Welcomers’ Hall.
Full airport nameMalta International Airport
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