Air Malta

Fares. Hand luggage allowance. Checked baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges. Carriage of sports equipment. Carriage of musical instruments. Carriage of pets (dogs, cats, birds).

And other useful information about Air Malta. Last update 09.05.2019. Sources of information for this page: Air Malta Hand Baggage, Air Malta Checked Baggage, Air Malta Excess Baggage, Air Malta Travelling with Pets, Air Malta Carriage of Sports Equipment, Air Malta Carriage of other Special Baggage (Firearms and Musical Instruments). Airlines constantly change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page of the airline in question in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.

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Please also read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines.
Air Malta hand luggage allowance 1 piece of carry-on baggage with the sum of three dimensions 115 cm (55x40x20 cm)
+ in addition, Air Malta allows to take on board small personal items not exceeding 40x30x15 cm and up to 2 kg (camera bags, small umbrellas, notebook / tablet cases and purses: you must be prepared to pack these items in your main hand baggage).

! Hand baggage exceeding the maximum weight or dimensions, second pieces (such as larger handbags, backpacks, second hand baggage and so on) will be subject to a charge of €80 per bag at the departure gate (can only be paid by card).

For infants and children: you can bring on board such items as a collapsible stroller (will be stowed in the hold), a car seat or a diaper bag; if you have reserved a seat for your infant child (younger than 2 years), it's recommended that you bring your own child safety seat: you'll have to send an email to Air Malta passenger handling team at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure to confirm that the type of seat you own will be allowed on board. For babies (children up to 2 years) traveling on the lap of an adult accompanying person, no hand luggage is provided.

Passengers with disabilities and special requirements, those needing assistance of the airline staff should contact the airline at the time of booking or not later than 48 hrs before departure.
Passengers with restricted mobility can carry crutches or other mobility aids at no extra fee. If you require special assistance with your mobility needs, Air Malta requires that another passenger travels with you. If you require a wheelchair or other type of mobility aid, please contact reservations at least 48 hours before your flight, max 2 pieces of mobility equipment per person with a disability or person with reduced mobility can be booked.

For all passengers with Economy tickets: in the case of a flight being full or nearly full, only the first 100 wheelie bags on an A320 aircraft or the first 80 on an A319 at the gate will be permitted in the cabin, all the remaining hand baggage will be placed in the aircraft hold (free of charge, if it has the approved weight and dimensions).
Business Class ticket holders, Flypass Diamond & Permanent members and families travelling with young children are offered priority boarding.
1x 10 kg 2x 15 kg in total (one piece max 10 kg)
Air Malta checked baggae allowance Go Light: no Free Bags.

No piece of checked baggage can weight more than 32 kg. All pieces of baggage in excess of 32 kg must be repacked in separate bags. Usually the sum of three dimensions of any hold baggage item must not be larger than 158 cm.

Except Go Light product with no checked baggage: infants (0 up to 2 years) are allowed 10 kg of checked baggage per infant.

Children and minors (2 years and up to the 12th birthday date) are allowed the same amount of checked baggage as adult person with the same fare.

! For all recognized students enrolled in a full-time Higher Educational Programme Air Malta allows to carry an additional 20 kg bag free of charge!
1x 23 kg 1х 32 kg 2х 32 kg
Air Malta excess baggage Excess (extra) baggage on Air Malta flights
Standard extra piece 23 kg (Business 32 kg), heavy 23-32 kg
online, € Add Weight to Free Piece 1st Extra Piece 1st Extra Piece Heavy 2 Extra Pieces 2 Extra Pieces Heavy Extra Pieces Business
50 60 100 160 240 50
airport, € Add Weight to Free Piece 1st Extra Piece 1st Extra Piece Heavy Additional Piece Additional Piece Heavy Extra Pieces Business
60 80 110 170 250 70
!   Special baggage (more than 32 kg, fragile items, etc.):  you must notify Air Malta not later than 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure, Air Malta customer service.
Air Malta pets Service animals accompanying persons with disabilities can travel in the aircraft cabin for free, this service requires prior notification and consent of the airline.

Pets (cats and dogs) carried in the aircraft cabin. The size of the container must not exceed 40х34х20 cm, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) must not exceed 10 kg. This service is booked by phone.
€70 per segment
Pets (cats, dogs, hares, rabbits, ferrets and birds) carried in the baggage compartment on Air Malta flights, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) must not exceed 32 kg, its volumetric weight up to 60 kg and height max 100 cm. You should fill in a special form.
1-10 kg €70
11-20 kg €100
21-32 kg €150
Air Malta sports equipment

Abseiling, archery, cricket, dance sports, diving, fencing, football hockey, kite surfing, rock climbing, skiing, tennis equipment, bicycles, bowling balls (maximum four balls plus shoes), croquet clubs, golf clubs, sailing kits, water skis and firearms*: €30 per flight when booked on Air Malta website min 4 hrs prior to departure (and €40 if bought at the airport).

! All sports baggage items not listed above are charged as excess baggage.

* Notify Air Malta contact center (call or e-mail) not later than 72 hrs before your flight (or you'll be denied boarding).

Air Malta musical instruments Musical instruments are included in the baggage allowance (as carry-on or checked baggage).

Small musical instruments (violins, violas, piccolos, flutes, clarinets, bugles, trumpets and guitars) can be carried instead of your hand baggage, their weight can not exceed 10 kg.

When carried in the passenger's seat, the weight of the instrument usually must not exceed 80 kg, and its size must not exceed 135х50х30 cm.
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