Checking In Your Baggage

If like many others you opt to take advantage of our generous carry-on baggage allowances, you will need to check in your baggage at your departure airport. 

How to check in your baggage with Air Malta 

Whatever your chosen check in method is, to travel with larger pieces of luggage you will need to follow these steps: 

  1. Visit the check in service desk we have dedicated to your flight 
  2. Present your printed e-ticket and required travel documents 
  3. Hand over the pieces of luggage that you want as checked-in baggage 
  4. Your baggage will be labelled according to your flight and destination
  5. You can proceed through security checks on to the departure terminal where your flight awaits 
Remember: Checking in baggage for all Air Malta flights closes 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Weight allowances and other restrictions

As you are checking in your baggage, one of our friendly Air Malta check in assistants will help you by taking your baggage and weighing it to check if what you’re carrying is within your permitted baggage weight. 

To check in items such as perishables, baby pushchairs, medical equipment, you will need to contact us beforehand.  Visit the special baggage section to find out more. 
  • Read more about how much checked in baggage weight you can take here

  • Don’t forget the restrictions on certain items you can carry in your checked in baggage

Baggage drop-off points 

Our service desks are typically located in the departures area of the airports we serve. We make sure that these always open at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to leave. 

Depending on the size of the airport, the majority of our departing flight will have two desks dedicated to them; one for checked in passengers who want to drop-off their baggage and one for those who also need to check in. 

Groups travelling together on a conference trip can also contact us to allocate a specially-reserved check in desk. 


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