Malta Travel Information

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Malta Scene Malta is an archipelago located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, consisting of three main islands, Malta (Malta), Gozo (Ghawdex) and Comino (Kemmuna), as well as some uninhabited islands. It became a British colony in 1813, serving as a way station for ships and the headquarters for the British Mediterranean Fleet. It was besieged by the Axis powers during World War II and was an important Allied base for operations in North Africa and the Mediterranean. The British Parliament passed the Malta Independence Act in 1964, giving Malta independence from the United Kingdom as the State of Malta, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and queen. The country became a republic in 1974. It has been a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations since independence, and joined the European Union in 2004. It became part of the eurozone monetary union in 2008.

Things to do in Malta: Il Birgu (Vittoriosa) Waterfront • Spinola Bay • Bugibba Water Park • Marsaxlokk Bay • Blue Grotto • Malta National Aquarium • Popeye Village • Mdina • Fort Manoel • The Grand Harbour

Highly rated hotels in Malta: AX Palazzo Capua • Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort • Palazzo Consiglia • Rosselli - AX Privilege • The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux • Corinthia Palace Malta • Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour • Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz • Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa • The Phoenicia Malta • Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands • AX The Palace • Hilton Malta

Malta's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug type G
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Malta International Airport is 1,306 miles. Malta's IATA airport code is MLA. One World Lounge Details Here.


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Climate: Malta's climate is typically Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. Winter is mild with cold days being rare and sunny periods are quite frequent. There can though be periods of bad weather in winter, with rain and wind, which last a few days. In spring, the temperature gradually rises. The rains become less and less frequent, and as early as in April, they begin to be rare. Summer, from is hot and sunny, with highs around 30 °C but tempered by sea breezes. In autumn, the temperature is initially high, and then gradually decreases. Rainfall in Malta is not abundant. The rains follow the typical Mediterranean pattern, so they are concentrated in the period from October to March, while they are scarce in the other months. In summer, it almost never rains. Sometimes, the Maltese archipelago can be affected by the Sirocco, a hot, dry wind blowing from the Saharan desert which is often accompanied by dust or sand. This wind blows more frequently in spring and autumn, and it is able to raise the temperature by several degrees. In the summer, the Sirocco is usually weaker, and it is brought by the African anticyclone.

Covid-19 Data for Malta

Data (updated daily) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(per Leg)
Tier Points
(Total)
Economy 20 40
World Traveller Plus 40 80
Business 0 0
First 80 160


Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Luqa

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy8,50010,000
Club17,00020,000


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