Hand Baggage

What you can take with you on the flight

Find out which Air Malta hand baggage you may take on board with you. If you are travelling with hand baggage only, check in online and save time from queuing at the airport!

How much can you bring?

Just as with checked-in baggage, the amount of Air Malta hand baggage you can take with you will depend on the travel class of your ticket.

Travel Class 
Maximum Dimensions 
Maximum Weight allowed 
Club Malta
20 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm
15 kg per person 
20 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm
10 kg per person 


As long as your Air Malta hand baggage complies with the above, it can be in any form, whether it is a backpack, shoulder bag, or a small rolling suitcase. Please note that you must be able to place and retrieve the item of baggage safely in the overhead lockers without assistance.

Any hand baggage exceeding these dimensions will not be accepted as hand baggage, and will count towards your checked-in baggage allowance

Oversized cabin baggage will be refused at the boarding gate, or where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft and charged and charged the applicable rate. Applicable Excess baggage fees for oversized cabin baggage refused at the Boarding Gate shall be payable only via credit card, and no cash payments are accepted. If you are unsure, check at the Bag Drop desk before going through security, where you will be advised if fees are applicable.

Other items you can take on board

Apart from the allowed weight for hand luggage, you are also allowed to take certain items with you on the flight. These include cameras, small umbrellas, netbook/tablet cases and purses. However, regulations may vary at the airport, so you may wish to pack these items in your main hand luggage or be prepared to do so when you arrive at the airport. 

To learn more about carriage of items such as equipment for children and musical instruments in the cabin, please visit the special baggage section.

What’s not allowed as hand baggage?

Due to international regulations, there are some restrictions on what you can pack in your hand baggage. For instance, carrying ammunition and firearms in hand baggage is strictly not permitted. 

If you wish to review our baggage policies, please visit the Baggage Restrictions category here




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