Malta International Airport


This is the arrival and departure area for all visitors to The Maltese Islands. Malta International Airport is tiny by international standards but I believe it is as good or better and more people-friendly and welcoming than most of the big prestigious airports around the world. I love gliding in there and as I step on to the tarmac and feel the lovely warm glow on my face I know that I’m about to enjoy myself in the warmth and beauty of this little island, my ‘Gem in the Med.’


Malta International Airport was built beside the village of Luqa after the Second World War when the existing airfields of Ta’ Qali and Hal Far were bombed and so severely battered that they could no longer be used. As the country slowly recovered after the war and tourism began to grow, the new airport also grew and expanded to meet the demand. So much so that in 2017, six million passengers passed through the airport and all were glowing in their praise of the comfort and world class facilities that they received. In addition to top passenger services, an extensive range of retail services, shops, restaurants, bars and lounges are all there to enjoy, accompanied by warm friendly hospitality from the efficient and welcoming Maltese staff.


This great vision to provide an excellent friendly service has had its deserved rewards. The airport has consistently ranked with the top five European airports in its category in the prestigious Service Quality Awards. For me, it is a great little airport, compact and easy to get around, yet offering an abundance of essential services. It is all about providing happy airport journeys.


(An excerpt from ‘Malta & Gozo’ (Showing You Around) by Paddy Cummins.

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