Airport travel tips

Judging from the number of passengers passing through our terminal at the moment, holiday season is still in full swing for a lot of people. While some are clearly seasoned travellers and expert packers, others realise they have over-packed only once they reach the airport. Then there are those who manage to put all the wrong things in their hand luggage, holding up the security screening process much to everyone’s exasperation.

To avoid getting black looks from fellow passengers and nasty surprises at the check-in desk, we have put together a few recommendations to help you sail through to your gate.


  • Get to the airport on time

Turning up at the terminal two hours before your flight gives you plenty of time to sort out your travel documents and luggage, whiz through security and have some time to grab a bite or browse through the shops before taking off. Do check that you have your passport and all the necessary documents before you leave!


  • Take a taxi

Malta International Airport offers a good number of parking spaces, but why not ease into holiday mode before you actually take off, by booking a taxi to get you to the airport? Taxis drop you off right outside the Terminal, meaning that you’re literally a minute away from your check-in desk.

  • Check in online

Check in online and print your boarding pass to avoid check-in queues. Most airlines allow you to do this within 24 hours of your flight’s departure. There are also a number of self-check-in kiosks in the Check-in Hall at Malta International Airport. See whether you can make use of this facility here.


  • Be aware of luggage weight restrictions

Be aware of the luggage weight restrictions applied by the airline you’re travelling with and weigh your bags before you leave for the airport to avoid any nasty surprises!


  • Be security screening ready

Remember to remove pointed items and liquids from your hand luggage. Liquids are only allowed if they’re in containers having a maximum capacity of 100 ml and put together in a transparent bag. Empty your pockets and remove your belt and jewellery before you are asked to do so, as this helps make the screening process smoother… and faster.